December 2014 Newsletter

Next Exhibition

New City Art Prize

5 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015


An exhibition of photography, sculpture, film and video by four leading artists in this inaugural £10,000 MK Community Foundation prize. 


The prize aims to connect emerging visual artists in and around Milton Keynes to national developments in contemporary art.


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MK Community Foundation


Exhibition Events

All events are free. Pre-booking essential. 


4 Dec / New City Art Prize Exhibition Preview / 7pm - 10pm / Join us for the launch of New City Art Prize. RSVP


8 Dec / Visual Access Tour / 12 noon / An informal tour of the New City Art Prize exhibition for blind and partially sighted visitors. 


11 Dec / New City Art Prize In Conversation with Guardian Art Critic Adrian Searle / 7pmHear the shortlisted artists discuss their practice. 


3 Jan / Exhibition Tour / 2pm / An informal tour of the New City Art Prize exhibition.


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Hollis Frampton: Nostalgia (film still), 1972

Video Space Programme

1 - 31 December 2014


New City Art Prize artists select films that have influenced their practice.


Beatrice Gibson - Mark Leckey: Fiorucci made me Hardcore (1999)

Jimmy Merris - Jonas Mekas: Letter to Penny Arcarde (2001)

Roger Palmer - Hollis Frampton: Nostalgia (1971)


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A Christmas card design from the 2013 competition

Project Space Exhibition

MP's Christmas Card Design Competition

5 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015

Preview: 11 Dec / 5pm / All welcome


A display of designs created by primary school children in Milton Keynes, as they compete for the opportunity to feature on the front of their local MP's personal Christmas card. 


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Start the Art

Tuesdays: Start the Art

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


This month's Start the Art has a festive theme. We'd love to hear your thoughts about the sessions, click here to take our survey. 


2 Dec / Paint ceramic Christmas tree decorations

9 Dec / Decorate a ceramic gift

16 Dec / It's our Christmas Arty Party!

23 Dec / Decorate a festive plate


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Wojtek Doroszuk: Prince, 2014

Thursday Scratch Nights

Artists' Moving Image programme: Continental Drift

Thursday 18 Dec / 7pm / Free (donations welcome)


A group screening of artist films in which geographic location plays a significant role in the narratives constructed on screen. 


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Brazil (film still)

Friday Night Film

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

Pre-book on 01908 676 900   


5 Dec / Three Shorts, Featuring the Silence A screening of sci-fi film The Silence, and horror films Gagglebox and There's Someone in the House Next Door; set to a live music score by I Speak Machine.


12 Dec / 1950s B-Movie Night A screening of The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) and Plan 9 from Outer Space. Includes a live DJ score by Johnny Pezzella. 


19 Dec / Brazil Terry Gilliam's 1985 film is a surrealist nightmare of a low-level bureaucrat in a dismal world set in the near future. 


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Mini Makers

Saturday Mini Makers

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


Make something for the festive season in this month's Mini Makers sessions. 


6 Dec / Decorate ceramic tree decorations

13 Dec / Make fabric tree decorations

20 Dec / Create a hand-made Christmas stocking


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Adam Coney

Saturday Live Music

Trestle Records Night

Saturday 6 Dec / Doors 7.30pm / £4 on the door


A night of live music presented by Trestle Records, a record label dedicated to putting out new instrumental music. Includes perfomances by Adam Coney, Tout, and Ross Downes. 


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Anna Sikorska

Collaborate: Family Workshops

Friday 2 January / 10am-12noon or 2pm - 4pm / Free*  

Drop-in sessions for children aged 7+ and their families


Join artists Aaron Head and Anna Sikorska in creating a colourful and imaginative seascape. Expect sea shanties, choppy seas and lots of colour as you design and create your own unique buoys out of Styrofoam, paper and balloons.


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If you are shopping online in the coming days, you can make your money go further using Give As You Live. It’s a scheme that enables a small percentage of the value of online purchases to be donated to charity at no additional cost to the purchaser. 


Thank you for your support. 

The 21st Century Art Book

MK Gallery Survey - Please Tell Us What You Think

Could you spare 5-10 minutes to complete a survey telling us why you visit, what you like, and what we can do to make your next visit better? Anyone completing the survey can enter our prize draw to win a copy of The Twenty First Century Art Bookworth £24.95, kindly donated by Phaidon, plus a high street voucher for £25.


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