May 2011 Newsletter
Current Exhibition


Gareth Jones

15 April - 26 June 2011


Exploring the social and cultural landscape of
Milton Keynes in the 1970s.


View installation images


More information


Installation view © Andy Keate

MKDC staff, 1972

Exhibition Talks

Gareth Jones has curated a programme of talks, exploring the development of Milton Keynes.


Hear participants such as Derek Walker (Chief Architect and Planner of Milton Keynes from 1970-76), local artists Boyd & Evans and architectural critic Owen Hatherley as they discuss the development of this new city.


See programme of talks

All talks start at 6.30pm / Free, booking essential on 01908 676 900

Film Still: Pulmo Marina

Scratch Nights in May

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


5 May / Live Music and Film / 6.45pm

An evening of music and film, showcasing exciting, emerging talent from Milton Keynes and Northampton. Read more


12 May / Film: The Artists Cinema 2010 / 6pm

An impressive line-up of artists' shorts as part of The Artists Cinema 2010. Read more


19 May / Talk: How the art gallery system works / 6.30 - 8.30pm

Discover how the art gallery system works, the structure of different arts organisations and the reality of running them. Read more

Film Still: The Servant

Friday Night Films

We've just launched our new programme of Friday Night Films.

Selected by Gareth Jones to accompany his exhibition at MK Gallery, this film programme unites a group of maverick British directors, artists and cultural icons, with screenings including The Last of England, Abigail's Party, The Servant and Women in Love.


See listing of forthcoming screenings

Family Programme

Art Trolley: Every Saturday / 11am - 1pm / Free. Find out more


Coffee Mornings: Every Thursday in May / 10.30- 11.30 am / Free

Join gallery staff for an informal discussion about art, life and everything in between, over a nice cup of tea and cake!


Start the Art: Every Tuesday from May / 11am-12noon / Free

Parent and toddler sessions. Find out more


Family Day: Saturday 14 May / 11am-2pm / Free

Family-friendly activities, all centred around dance, music and the visual arts. Part of MK's Arts & Heritage Open Places weekFind out more


May Half Term: 31 May - 2 June / 10am - 12noon / Free 

Come along and try your hand at a range of creative activities throughout the gallery. Find out more

Project Space Exhibition

Deanshanger Primary School

Astonishing Aspirations: Rainforest Project

5 – 29 May 2011 / Preview 5 May, 6-7.30pm, all welcome


Inspired by a visit to The Living Rainforest in Newbury in February 2011, print maker Nicola Griffiths has worked with sixty Year 4 pupils to create this display of intensely vivid rainforest images using mono, block and silk-screen printing techniques.

From our Friends at MK City Orchestra

The Mayor of Milton Keynes' Charity Concert

15 May / Milton Keynes Theatre / 7.30pm
Free pre concert talk at 6.30pm 

Hear Grieg's much loved Piano Concerto played by soloist Noriko Ogawa, Pärt's stirring Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, Rossini's Overture from The Barber of Seville and Beethoven's epic Symphony no. 5.


Find out more / Mayors pre-concert event supported by MK Gallery.


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