February 2015 Newsletter

Current Exhibition

How to Construct 

Time Machine

23 January - 22 March 2015


An exhibition of historical and contemporary works that explore how artists transform our experience of time.     


Includes John Cage, Mat Collishaw, On Kawara, the Lumière Brothers, Melvin Moti, Katie Paterson, Elizabeth Price, The Otolith Group, Raqs Media Collective, Sun Ra, and Mark Wallinger.


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Watch Mark Wallinger & Ruth Ewan In Conversation


Mark Wallinger: Time and Relative Dimensions in Space, 2001

Installation view, MK Gallery, 2015. Photo: Stuart Whipps.

Ruth Ewan: We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted to Be, 2011

Exhibition Events

All events are free. Pre-booking essential.  


Monday 23 February / Visual Access Tour / 12noon / An audio described tour of the How to Construct a Time Machine exhibition for blind and partially sighted visitors.  


Saturday 28 February / Exhibition Tour / 2pm / An informal tour of the How to Construct a Time Machine exhibition. 


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Jason Turner

Project Space

Art in Finance

6 February - 1 March 2015

Preview: Thursday 5 February / 6-8pm / Free / All welcome


Lola Darcy, Natalia Hodgkinson, Sarah Keyes, Keith Moorcroft, Jason Turner and Angela White 


A collaborative exhibition in mixed media produced by a group of finance professionals from the British Standards Institution Head Offices in Knowlhill, Milton Keynes. 


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The Methadone Metronome

Video Space

The Methadone Metronome - Curated by Renaro

1 - 28 February 2015 


A looped programme considering the artistic usage of narrative forms traditionally associated with television: the documentary, the sitcom, the music video, the advertisement, and the act of televisual broadcast itself. 


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The Sixth Year

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


5 February / Improv Night An open session for musicians, sound artists and non-musicians interested in exploring improvisation.


12 February / Film Screening - Babeldom An elegy to urban life set against the backdrop of a city of the future.


19 February / Artist Moving Image Programme: The Sixth Year An art world drama which re-interprets the TV series format. 


26 February / Perceptions of the City A talk by Professor Gillian Rose on how imagery shapes perceptions of Milton Keynes.


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Hockney (film still)

Events - Friday Night Films

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


6 February / Hockney For the first time, David Hockney has given access to his personal archive of photographs and film, resulting in an unparalleled visual diary.


13 February / Violette Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in post-war Saint-Germain-des-Prés.


20 February / Le Jour se Lève After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing.


27 February / Chef A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise.


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Leo Chadburn

Events - Saturday Live Music

Saturdays / 7.30pm


14 February / Big Evil Grin, Joshua Chandler-Morris and Carly Slade / £4 / Live music from two local acts. 


28 February / Leo Chadburn Presents The Text Message / £5 / Music with surprising and unusual words, ranging from floating dreamscapes to mangled poetry. 


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Start the Art

Children and Families

Start the Art

Every Tuesday / 11am - 12 noon / Free / For under 5s 


February’s Start the Art takes inspiration from our How to Construct a Time Machine exhibition, with a range of fun, time-themed activities. 


3 February / Make your very own caterpillar or moth

10 February / Explore sound

17 February / Build a time machine

24 February / Create a large-scale mural


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Photo: Legge

Children and Families

Mini Makers

Every Saturday / 1pm - 3pm / Free / 5+ year olds and their families


February’s Mini Makers is led by Parlor Dance and takes inspiration from our How to Construct a Time Machine exhibition.


7 February / Learn new and exciting sequences

14 February / Explore choreography

21 February / Explore time travel through movement

28 February / Go on a time travel journey

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A past family workshop

Children and Families

Collaborate: Half Term Workshop

Friday 20 February / 10am-12noon or 2pm - 4pm / Free*

For children aged 7+ and their families  


Our February Half Term family workshop is inspired by How to Construct a Time Machine. Come and explore our place in time using creative materials. Have a go at looking forwards and thinking backwards, and make your mark with gold!


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Children and Families

Arts Award Sharing Session

Friday 20 February / 12 - 1.30pm / Free 


All Arts Award participants currently registered with MK Gallery are invited to come along, discuss new ideas, and share their arts experiences together.


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Courtesy of 6a architects

SEMLEP Growth Deal to include MK Gallery Expansion

We are delighted that MK Gallery's expansion is included in the strategic investment projects to be supported through the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP)'s Growth Deal with the Government. The investment sees an extra £46.7m invested in the South East Midlands between 2016 and 2021. 


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Cadences preview

Thank you to all those that have supported 15 for 15

15 for 15 will keep running until autumn 2015. If you haven’t already, please donate £15 to celebrate 15 years of world-class art and events at MK Gallery. That’s just £1 for each year that MK Gallery has been championing the arts. Please donate via this link. Thank you for your generosity. (Reg. charity nr, 1059678) 

The 21st Century Art Book

We want to hear your views

Don't miss your last opportunity to complete our Gallery survey for a chance to win a copy of The Twenty First Century Art Book, worth £24.95, kindly donated by Phaidon, plus a £25 high street voucher.  


Click here to take the survey. Final date for submission is Sunday 15 February. 


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