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January 2014 Newsletter

Next Exhibition

 

Treasures in MK

24 January - 30 March 2014

 

Preview: Thursday 23 January 2013 / 7pm-10pm / All welcome

 

A remarkable cabinet of curiosities comprising over 200 historical and modern artworks and objects borrowed from 60 collections near Milton Keynes, including Old Masters Dürer, Hogarth and Millais; Modern Masters Matisse, Picasso and Warhol plus iconic classics such as an Aston Martin DB4. 

 

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Gawen Hamilton: Portrait of a Connoisseur (detail), c.1730

by John Berger

Video Space Programme

Ways of Seeing (1972) – Part 3: Collectors and Collecting

2 - 31 January

 

John Berger's BAFTA award-winning series explores how the invention of oil paint made painting the ideal way to celebrate private possessions.

 

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Helen Williams: The Gedye Light Trunk (detail)

New Project Space Exhibition

Wunderkammer

Thursday 9 January - Sunday 2 February 2014

 

Local enthusiasts, collectors and artists share the pleasure that comes from accumulating the wondrous and bizarre in this assortment of items from vintage tights to cosmic ephemera.

 

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A children's workshop

Tuesday Start the Art

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

 

January's Start the Art sessions for children under 4 explores ‘The Art of Collecting’.


7 Jan Create a large-scale collage of all your favourite things

14 Jan Create large-scale artwork with coloured materials

21 Jan Storytelling with John Kirk 

28 Jan Create a herd of horses in celebration of Chinese New Year

 

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Laure Prouvost: It, hit, heat, (2010)

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm

 

9 Jan / Architecture programme: Drop City / £3

Joan Grossman's documentary is a story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilisation on the scrapheap of a wasteful society. 

 

16 Jan / Live Music: Improv Night / Free

 An open session for musicians, sound artists and non-musicians interested in exploring improvisation and developing new musical relationships. 

 

30 JanArtist Moving Image programme - Laure Prouvost / Free

A comprehensive profile screening by Turner Prize winning artist Laure Prouvost, drawing together a wide range of her moving image work.

Slavoj Zizek: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

Friday Night Films

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

Pre-book on 01908 676 900 

 

10 Jan / Blue Jasmine Woody Allen's critically-acclaimed drama about a New York socialite who falls on hard times. 

17 Jan  / Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) finds himself enlisted as a negotiator in a hostage situation at North Norfolk Digital.

24 Jan  / The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Philosopher Slavoj Zizek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes use their inventive interpretation of moving pictures to examine ideology.

31 Jan / Mister John An eerie ‘dead man’s shoes’ drama set in Singapore, starring Aidan Gillen.

 

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Collection Archive with Annabelle Shelton

Saturday Mini Makers

Every Saturday / 1pm - 3pm / Free

4+ year olds and their families

 

4 Jan Mini Curio Cabinets with Aaron Head

11 Jan Collection Archive with Annabelle Shelton

18 Jan Frame a Treasure with Clare Ridgeway

25 Jan Crash, Bang, Wallop! with Harry Taylor and Thom Rees

 

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