July 2013 Newsletter
Current Exhibition

Exhibition continues until 8 September 2013


MK Calling features 100 artists, musicians and performers from Milton Keynes selected through an open submission process. This dynamic season of painting, video, dance, music, poetry and much, much more showcases MK’s finest emerging and established talent.


Find out more / Full Season of Events



MK Calling Exhibition Preview

Tom White, Displacement Sites

Video Space Programme

Until 31 July  

Artists: Roisin Callaghan, Carl Sebastian Lindberg, Giulia Ricci, Emily Shepherd, John Strutton, Emmett Walsh and Tom White.


Drawn from the submissions for MK Calling, this month’s programme brings together seven artists working in film and video. The programme is thematically diverse: from White’s unsettling collages of sound and image, Lindberg’s exploration of Finnish national identity and Walsh’s disorientating colonial narratives to Callaghan’s film without images.


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Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley, founders of Zeitgeist Arts Projects

Wednesday Workshops

Talks, workshops and professional development events to complement the MK Calling exhibition.


3 Jul / The A-Z of Surviving as an Artist

10 Jul / Arts Gateway Mingle

17 Jul / MK Calling In Conversation

24 Jul / MK International Festival 2014 Workshop with Rosemary Lee


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Brave New Worlds

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 6.30pm unless otherwise stated / Free


4 Jul / Elena Cologni: Navigation Diagrams

A site specific outdoor installation where the public is provided with a set of parameters and props to navigate space.

11 Jul / Richard DeDominici

A proposal for a new Milton Keynes based project that involves painstakingly remaking episodes of location-specific popular culture as part of his 'Redux'  project.


18 Jul / Sally Annett, Pagrav Dance Company and Brave New Worlds

A selection of three acts working in the realms of contemporary dance, new theatre and participatory performance.


25 Jul / International Festival Workshop with Rosemary Lee

Rosemary Lee will be speaking about an exciting new dance project for MK International Festival 2014 that will involve a 100 local performers. There will also be an opportunity to take part in a movement workshop.


Full Scratch Night Listings


The Chemical Brothers,

Don't Think

Friday Night Films

All films begin at 7pm / £5 (£3 Concessions)

Free drink for advance bookers / Pre-book on 01908 676 900


5 Jul / MK Anime Club Waiting in the Summer (2012)

12 Jul / Flux: The Chemical Brothers: Don't Think (2012)

26 Jul / Flux: Beat (Short film screenings and prize giving night)


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Saturday Live Music

6 Jul / Hip Hop Owes Me Money Part 5

Two rooms of hip hop and reggae with a merchandise stall, projections, licensed bar and dancefloor.

Janice Hunt, Apple Mould

Next Project Space Exhibition

Showcase 2013


8 artists from universities across the region have been selected for a week long series of shows in the Project Space. The first four shows in the series are:


4 - 10 Jul / Emma Wakefield

11 - 17 Jul / Janice Hunt

18 - 24 Jul / Edward Clayton

25 - 31 Jul / Holger Kilumets


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Lee Farmer, Birthday cake for Lucy, 2012

Start the Art

Every Tuesday / Drop-in 11am - 12 noon / Free


July’s Start the Art for children aged under 4, showcases a variety of art forms on display in our current exhibition, MK Calling.


2 Jul / Architectural patterns

9 Jul / Summer Arty Party

16 Jul / Creative Sound Techniques

23 Jul / 3D Sculptures

30 Jul / 2D and 3D Collage


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A Kakatsitsi drumming workshop

Mini Makers

Every Saturday / 1 - 3pm except where stated / Free

4+ year olds and their families


Throughout our summer exhibition MK Calling we welcome a host of artists and MK based organisations to showcase their projects and skills. Come along and join in.


6 Jul / The Big Paint Project with Clare Ridgway

13 Jul / Mosaics inspired by St. Thomas Aquinas School

20 Jul / Drumming with Kakatsitsi (A special extended session programmed by MK Festival Fringe)

27 Jul /  Dance workshop with Rosemary Lee


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Boogaloo Stu

MK Festival Fringe Launch

Pop Magic Cabaret featuring Boogaloo Stu

Presented by MK Festival Fringe in collaboration with MK Gallery

and Independent Cinema MK

Friday 19 July / 7 -11pm / £5 on the door plus a free drink for advance bookers


This cabaret night to remember will be compered by Mark Neil, MK’s poet Laureate. Acts include Jon Davidson performing Body of a Clown, Natali Bass’ hilarious Hazardous Navigation and Boogaloo Stu with an audience assisted song writing event which will be uploaded to Youtube. Please feel free to dress up as your favourite pop star!


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Artworks MK, Great Linford

MK Calling Season of Events

MK Calling at Artworks MK

Preview: Saturday 6 July / 12 - 3pm / All Welcome


Tendayi Vine & Tracey Suen have invited local producers to share their produce with our visitors, marking the start of MK Calling at Artworks MK and celebrating the diversity of local creative talent. There will be bread, cheese and preserves and a chance to see the work and meet the artists. The exhibition continues until 9 September 2013.


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Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
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