November 2015 Newsletter

MK Gallery is Expanding

MK Gallery is on track to deliver its ambitious capital expansion and renovation in 2017, to coincide with the city’s 50th anniversary year. 


The Gallery is 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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6a visualisation of The Sackler Sky Room

© Gilbert & George, Spell of Sweating (detail), 1998

Project Space

Flashback: 1999

Until 29 November 2015  


The first 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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David Batchelor: Chromocochere

Events - Talks & Workshops

4 November / In Conversation / 7pm / Free / Artists David Batchelor, Sam Jacob and Will Nash discuss their recent public art commissions for Milton Keynes with curator and RCA lecturer, Rebecca Heald.


13 November / No Place Like Home / 10am-4pm / A free, one-day workshop to help you explore your childhood home.


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© Armin Linke: Alpi, 2011

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


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


12 November / A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness An experimental film which follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. 


19 November / Artists' Moving Image Programme A screening of Alpi, a film by photographer and filmmaker Armin Linke. 


26 November / Spoken Word Open Mic An opportunity for writers and poets to perform and present work. 


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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Events - Friday Night Films

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


6 November / The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution A documentary about the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party.

13 November / 45 Years A moving and profound look at marriage and the secrets we keep. 


20 November / Love Is Strange A recently married couple find their vows tested when they are forced to live apart. 

27 November / Still the Water Two teenagers learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love. 


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Events - Saturday Live Music

BYOB IV - Return

Saturday 21 November / 7.30pm / Free / Pre-booking essential


A one-night-exhibition hosting artists, their projectors and a curated selection of live music.


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Start the Art

Children and Families

Start the Art

Every Tuesday / 11am - 12 noon / £1 on the door / For under 5s 


This month's sessions takes a look at MK Gallery's exhibitions history with a range of workshops focusing on different approaches to creativity.


10 November / Create bright and bold visual works of art

17 November / A session inspired by the work of Polly Apfelbaum

24 November / Look at the work of photographer James Welling


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Michael Craig-Martin: MK Gallery commissioned facade, 2004

Children and Families

Mini Makers

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


Delve into MK Gallery's exhibitions archive with a month of fun and creative artist-led sessions inspired by Flashback.


7 November / Be inspired by the work of Michael Craig-Martin

14 November / Create a time capsule

21 November / Make a map inspired by the work of Layla Curtis

28 November / Create unique sculptures


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Start the Art

Children and Families

Start the Art: Out and About

Mondays / 10 - 11am / £1 on the door

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. 


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Cadences preview

Help make art happen

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