August 2011 Newsletter

Current Exhibition


New Art MK

Eight Artists From 
Milton Keynes


8 July – 18 September


Showcasing the work of eight emerging artists from Milton Keynes, including photography, drawing, painting and cross-stitching.


Explore the exhibition


Watch artist interviews

Read visitor comments



Free Exhibition Tour

Sun 28 August / 2pm


Lauren Keeley, Conifer, 2011, detail. Oil on canvas on board

New Art MK: In Conversation

Thursday 18 August

6.30pm / Free


Join us on Thursday 18 August, as the artists from New Art MK talk about their diverse practices and the current cultural landscape of Milton Keynes.


Find out more about the exhibiting artists

Jamie Chalmers, 2011.

Scratch Nights in August

Free Thursday night music, film, performance and spoken word.


4 August / Artist Film Screening / Free
A selection of films by Katy Howkins


11 August / Artist Talk / Free

Jamie Chalmers talks about contemporary embroidery


Saturday 20 August / Outdoor Performance / Free

Peter J Taylor Guitar Orchestra


25 August / Spoken Word / Free
Structo & Monkey Kettle

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Friday Night Films

Friday Night Films continue through August, with a series of films selected by the eight artists exhibiting as part of New Art MK.


  5 August / The Life Aquatic with Steve ZissouAdventure / Comedy

12 August / Deconstructing DadDocumentary / Animation / Musical

19 August / Robert Smithson’s Spiral JettyDocumentary

26 August / Encounters at the End of the WorldDocumentary


All screenings start at 6.30pm. £5 (concessions £3) / See full listings

Thomas Calnan

Project Space Exhibition

Showcase 2011


This August and September MK Gallery Project Space presents Showcase 2011, a series of eight, week-long exhibitions, presenting work by local students and fine art graduates in MK Gallery Project Space.


Find out more

Free Family Holiday Workshops

Come along to MK Gallery this summer holiday and try your hand at a range of free, creative activities.


Get Drawing

10, 11 & 12 August / 10am-12noon / 5-10 year olds


Explore Sound Art

17, 18 & 19 August / 10am-12noon / 8-12 year olds


Discover the Joys of Painting

24, 25 & 26 August  / 10am-12noon / Under 8s


Find out more / Reserve a free place

Children and Families

Regular activities for children and families to enjoy this summer.


Art Trolley / Every Saturday / 11am - 1pm / Free

Sat 6 August - Meet artist Mr X Stitch

Sat 13 August- Meet artist Jason Smith

Sat 20 August - Meet artist Frazer Waller


Parent & toddler sessions / Every Tuesday / 11am - 12noon / Free

Access Events

Here at MK Gallery we are committed to making our programme accessible to all visitors.


This September we will be holding both British Sign Language interpreted and audio described tours of our current exhibition

New Art MK.


Check our website for dates nearer the time / Read our Access Guide


900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
T +44 (0)1908 676 900

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