April 2012 Newsletter

Last Chance to see

It's your last chance to see Daria Martin: Sensorium Tests, which closes this Sunday 8 April 2012.


The Gallery has been transformed into an immersive, dynamic environment to house four of Martin's 16mm films, which explore themes including robots, dreams and magic.


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Exhibition Publication

Sensorium Tests

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Daria Martin, Sensorium Tests, 2012. Production still. 

Olivia Plender, Google Office.

Next Exhibition

Olivia Plender: Rise Early, Be Industrious

20 April - 17 June 2012 / Preview 19 April, 6 -10pm


Our next exhibition presents a 'museum of communication' by Olivia Plender, which focuses on the evolution of education, through games, world's fairs, television and the internet.


Join us on Thursday 19 April for the exhibition preview.


Find out more / RSVP for exhibition preview

Harry Smith, from Early abstractions, 1941-57, film still

Video Space

A monthly programme of artist films and videos in our first floor Video Space.


Until 18 April, we’re screening an international programme of films by a selection of rare and iconic artists, including Harry Smith, known for his extravagant abstract animations, Wolf Vostell and founding member of the Fluxus movement, George Mancunias.


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Life in the Woods by Olivia Plender and Patrick Staff

Scratch Nights in April

Every Thursday evening, these events present a broad range of
cross-cultural activities.


Highlights this month include a one-night pop-up exhibition for artists to share their unfinished work and ideas with peers, an evening of live music from Ten and Now Owl, and a film screening of Life in the Woods by Olivia Plender and Patrick Staff, which includes a talk on Paganism from Dr. Graham Harvey, Reader in Religious Studies at the Open University.


See full listing of events

Film still, Teorema

Friday Night Films

Screenings this month include Teorema, a heavily symbolic look at the bourgeoisie, Up in the Air, an adaptation of Jason Reitman's novel about a man who makes his living from firing people and a double bill screening of All the Memory in the World and Statues Also Die, two short black and white films by Alain Resnais (b.1922), a legendary figure in French cinema.


See full listing of events

All screenings start at 6.30pm / £5, £3 concs.

A family workshop

Children and Families

This month in Mini Makers, our programme of artist-led activities every Saturday from 1 - 3pm, we've got cave painting, Dhol drumming and storytelling.


In Start the Art, our session for parents with toddlers running every Tuesday from 11am - 12noon, you can help us create a collaborative wall drawing,  join us on an outdoor adventure and explore land animals and their natural habitats.


See full listing of events / All events are free, simply turn up and join in!

Cave in construction

Project Space Exhibition

The Making of Cave
A new public artwork 
for Milton Keynes

5 - 29 April 2012


A selection of background material relating to Ivan & Heather Morison’s Cave (2011), a major new commission and permanent public artwork that was unveiled in Campbell Park, last autumn.


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Look About: Transmission

Free Display and Talk


Look About is a two-year mapping and collecting project led by Portsmouth-based artist/geologist Jon Adams in response to Accentuate and the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the South East of England. This creatively driven, multi-layered project weaves together science and art, digital and analogue, and Jon’s autobiographical experiences of Dyslexia and Asperger’s.


Look About: Transmission will be on display at MK Gallery from 20 April – 27 May, and you can hear artist Jon Adams talk about the ideas behind the project on Wednesday 16 May, from 6.30pm.

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