February 2016 Newsletter

MK Gallery is Expanding

We are working with 

6a architects to create a

world-class cultural, artistic and social centre.


Stay up-to-date with news, views and interesting snippets about the development of the gallery via our dedicated blog.


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MK Gallery expansion: An indicative view of the galleries.

Courtesy 6a architects

Watch an introduction to Flashback here

Project Space

Flashback: 2002

Until 28 February 2016  


The fourth in a series of archival exhibitions that will be presented both online and in MK Gallery’s Project Space, until 2017, as renovations begin in the main building.  


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Neïl Beloufa, Desire for Data, 2015

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


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


11 February / Artist Moving Image Programme Short films by French artist Neïl Beloufa. 


18 February / Za!, Nope and Big Evil Grin Live music from Barcelona duo Za! and Yorkshire four-piece Nope, plus Big Evil Grin. 


25 February / Videostrolls An archive and series of public screenings, curated by Andy Howlett, Callum Alden and Owen Davey. 


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Station to Station

Events - Friday Night Film

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


5 February / Station to Station 62 one-minute films highlighting an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, places, and perspectives. 


12 February / Suffragette The untold story of the real foot soldiers of the Suffragette movement. 


19 February / The Lobster Single people must find romantic partners in 45 days or be transformed into beasts and sent off into the woods.


26 February / Taxi Tehran Filmmaker Jafar Panahi poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.


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Gammy Bird

Events - Saturday Live Music

Doors 7.30pm 


20 February / Gammy Bird, Claire and Ivory Yardsale / £6


27 February / Neil Campbell (with visuals by Laid Eyes), Black Spring,  Lust Rollers, Ashley Turner / £8

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The Rolling Home

Events - The Rolling Home

Book Launch and Gallery

26 - 28 February / Launch: Friday 26 February / 6-12pm / Free


Over the past five years Lauren Smith & Calum Creasey have travelled more than 80,000 miles across Europe in a self-build campervan. Join them for the launch of their first book in this three day event which will include works from a collection of artists and makers. 


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Brooklands Farm Primary School

Children and Families

Start the Art: Out and About

Mondays / 10-11am / £1 on the door / Booking essential

Sessions are held at Brooklands Farm Primary School


A 15 week programme 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 


This month we investigate the idea of the garden.


9 & 10 February / Create a painting using vegetables!

16 & 17 February / Be inspired by animals found in gardens

23 & 24 February / Make a flower mobile


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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. 


6 February / A morning of gnome-inspired antics

13 February / Make a giant flower sculpture

20 February / Create your own miniature folly

27 February / Explore pattern and symmetry in nature


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Children and Families

Collaborate Half Term Workshops

Friday 19 February / 10am-12noon or 2-4pm / £2

For children aged 7+ and their families


Map your experiences of the wildlife and green spaces of Milton Keynes with visual artist James Aldridge. Recreate your experiences of where you live and contribute to a large-scale group artwork. 


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Arts Award at MK Gallery

Children and Families

Arts Award Sharing Session

Saturday 13 February / 12-1pm / Free / For pre-registered children only


All Arts Award participants registered with MK Gallery's Winter Group are invited to come along and share their arts experiences together.


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Cadences preview, 2014

Help make art happen

MK Gallery relies on your donations to deliver world-class exhibitions, events and learning experiences. Please make a difference by making a donation via Local Giving or a text donation. Please text   MKGA17 £   followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. Thank you.

Alex Evans

Alex Evans nominated for Best Vine Artist

Past MK Gallery exhibitor Alex Evans has been nominated for a Shorty Award which celebrates social media content. Alex is shortlisted in the Best Vine Artist category for his six second looping videos of his studio practice. Click here to cast a vote for Alex and to find out more. 


Alex exhibited as part of MK Calling 2015 (3 July - 6 September 2015), our final exhibition in the Gallery building before we embarked on our exciting expansion. 


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