Learning Newsletter Spring 2015

Current Exhibition

An exhibition of over twenty-five historical and contemporary works that explores how artists transform our experience of time. 


Works in the exhibition ranges from George Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (1902), an iconic silent movie which follows a group of astronomers as they explore the moon, to Mark Wallinger’s Time and Relative Dimensions in Space (2001), a polished stainless steel version of Dr Who’s ‘Tardis’ police box. 


To book a visit

contact Zoe Kilb on


or 01908 558305


Find out more


Mark Wallinger: Time and Relative Dimensions in Space, 2001

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

Ellen Altfest, The Hand, Oil on Canvas, 2011


Next Exhibition

Ellen Altfest, an American realist painter born in New York in 1970 where she still lives and works, has gained recognition for her intense, detailed paintings of human bodies and organic matter.


This exhibition is a survey of Ellen Altfest’s works from 1998 to the present, and brings together painted studies of natural objects; trees, plants, and rocks, as well as male human bodies and body parts. Working from observation, Ellen Altfest’s small and focused ‘still life’ works capture the texture and detail of her subjects using minute brushstrokes. Altfest often chooses to zoom in on one area of an object or body, inviting the viewer to become absorbed in the beauty of close-up hairs and skin. 


Please note, this exhibition contains nudity. 


To book a visit contact Zoe Kilb on learning@mkgallery.org or ring 01908 558305


Find out more

Visualisation of MK Gallery Expansion by 6a architects

MK Gallery is Expanding

MK Gallery will be closing in June 2015 for 22 months whilst building works take place. 


The expansion will double the current exhibition spaces, provide new, dedicated education and community facilities, a new café and shop, and three new cinema screens for independent film. This development will enable the gallery to substantially broaden its world-class artistic programme with occasional historical as well as contemporary exhibitions, alongside films, talks, events and wide ranging opportunities for school and community groups. 


Throughout the closure period MK Gallery will be delivering an exciting outreach programme for schools. Watch this space for further announcements and to get your school involved. 


For more information visit our MK Gallery Expansion blog

A past family workshop

Outside the Classroom

February Half Term is fast approaching and we have programmed a week of arty activities to enable learning outside of the classroom. 


Our weekly family events continue with Start the Artour parent and toddler sessions on Tuesdays; and Mini Makers, our creative, artist-led workshops for 5+ year olds held on Saturdays.


Children aged 7+ and their families can explore 'time' in our artist-led Collaborate workshops on Friday 20 February from 10am-12noon and 2-4pm. On the same day, Arts Award participants currently registered with MK Gallery are invited to discuss new ideas and share their arts experiences together in our Arts Award Sharing Session from 12noon-1.30pm. 


All events are free, pre-booking essential via our website


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