October 2016 Newsletter

Calling all Young Filmmakers!

Aged 4 to 19? We invite you to share your work as part of our exciting competition, MK Young Filmmaker of the Year


The deadline for entries is Friday 4 November. 


Book now for a Filmmaking Masterclass with London-based artist Marianna Simnett on 25 October. 


And do keep in touch:


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Find out more and apply here

Olive Sanderson

Project Space Exhibition

Platform 2016

Until 16 October 2016 / Free / All welcome


Four solo exhibitions of exceptional work by graduating students from our region. Drop-in this month for work by University of Northampton graduate Olive Sanderson. Exhibiting artists included Megan Drury, Emma Hardy and Ikran Abdille. 


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Soil is History

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm


6 October / Soil is History Three films which propose that colonialism didn’t vanish but simply went underground. 


13 October / MK Zine, Comic and Indie Publishers Meet Up An open event for zine, comic and indie publishers from MK and beyond.


20 October / Big Evil Grin, Ivory Yardsale and Black Martis Live music from Northampton based post punk/afro-beat band, Big Evil Grin. 


27 October / Marisa Anderson and Laura Cannell, and Bad Body Laura Cannell explores the spaces between experimental, medieval and improvised music. Anderson is a Portland-based guitarist. 


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The Harder They Come

Events - Friday Night Film

Films begin at 7.30pm / £5 (£3 Concessions)

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


7 October / Men & Chicken A Danish black comedy about two outcast brothers getting to know their unknown family.


14 October / The Harder They Come A young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers.


21 October / Where to Invade Next Director Michael Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to make America great again. 


28 October / The Witch A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.


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Events - Other

8 October / Office for Art, Design and Technology presents: Scan A one night exhibition by an artist-led initiative based in Coventry. 


10 October / World Mental Health Day MK - Screening and Exhibition A collaboration between Milton Keynes citizens with an interest in tackling stigma in relation to mental health.


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Start the Art: Out and About

Children and Families

Start the Art: Out and About

Mondays / 10-11am / £1 per person on the door*

For accompanied children aged under 5


These sessions are held at Brooklands Farm Primary School

Messy and creative activities for parents and toddlers living in the Brooklands and Broughton Gate area to explore the joys of art through a range of multi-sensory activities.


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Start the Art

Children and Families

Start the Art

Every Tuesday and Wednesday / 11am - 12 noon / £1 on the door

For accompanied children aged under 5 


11 & 12 October / Transform your surroundings with sound and light

18 & 19 October / Create amazing moving artworks

25 & 26 October / Make artworks using numbers


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Saturday Studio

Children and Families

Saturday Studio

Every Saturday / 1-3pm / 5+ year olds / £1 on the door 


Artist-led activity through which we invite you to join in, explore, question and create whilst working together as a family. 


8 October / Build your very own vehicle

15 October / Create a large-scale line drawing puzzle

22 October / Make a giant game through drawing

29 October / An afternoon of drawing and painting


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A past family workshop

Children and Families

Collaborate: Family Workshops

Friday 28 October / 10am-12noon or 2-4pm / £2 per person


Be inspired by the ideas of artists and architects to create your own designs and models of Milton Keynes in the future in this half term workshop for all the family. 


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Marcus Coates publication

New Publications

Did you know that our online shop stocks an exclusive selection of exhibition publications and artist limited editions? 


Recent additions include Marcus Coates, Eric Hattan – Works 1979-2015 and Olivia Plender – Rise Early, Be Industrious


Peter Dreher - Just Painting was published to mark his solo exhibition at MK Gallery in 2013. Dreher is currently exhibiting as part of Artangel's project, Inside: Artists and Writers in Reading Prison.

Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

We need your help to raise the final £600,000 to deliver a new, world-class cultural facility in Milton Keynes.     


Make Your Mark is a digital book ready and waiting for contributions from all those who value excellence in the arts. Share your creativity and enthusiasm for MK Gallery whilst helping us reach our fundraising total. Find out more


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