July 2015 Newsletter

New Exhibition

MK Calling 2015

3 July - 6 September 2015


Preview: Thursday 2 July

6-10pm / Free / All Welcome


MK Gallery presents the work of 70 artists, musicians and performers connected to Milton Keynes. 


This exhibition was selected from an Open Call for submissions, and explores the breadth of creativity in Milton Keynes.


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Guests at the MK Calling 2013 preview and summer party

Loie Fuller's Serpentine Dance

Video Space

MK Calling Selects - Part 1

1 - 31 July 2015  


The first in a two part programme of short YouTube films selected by artists involved in MK Calling 2015. The videos range from Loie Fuller's Serpentine Dance (1895 - 1908), to a visual listening score to accompany Gyorgy Ligeti's Artikulation, to a recent comedy short. 


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One of the works included in the exhibition

Project Space

MK Gallery Young Artist of the Year

3 - 26 July 2015

Opening Event: Thursday 2 July / 5 - 6.30pm


MK Gallery Young Artist of the Year presents entries for this city-wide competition, revealing the creative talent of children and young people across Milton Keynes.


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Music Research Project

Events - Wednesday Workshops

Music Research Project

Wednesday 22 July / 6.30pm / Free


A session investigating reactions to avant-garde electronic music. The session, which forms part of a PhD research project, will be followed by some time for participants to informally discuss the music and socialise. 


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Art Parlour: On Tour

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


9 July / Art Parlour: On Tour A screening and discussion of moving-image works from students graduating from the Wimbledon College of Art MFA. 


16 July / Future City Talk Discussion and debate around subjects vital to the growth and vitality of Milton Keynes.


23 July / MK:50 Discussion An event to explore early ideas from the Arts and Heritage sector, to mark MK:50, the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes. 


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


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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (film still)

Events - Friday Night Films

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


3 July / The Goob A tale of divided family loyalties set against the dirty roar of stock car racing. 


10 July / Testament of Youth A powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain. 


17 July / A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence The third film in a loose trilogy about life, death and what it means to be a human being.


24 July / Still Alice A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.


31 July / The Look of Silence Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing


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Photo: Derek Wales

Children and Families

Start the Art

Every Tuesday / 11am - 12 noon / Free / For under 5s 


Start the Art goes back to basics with a month of workshops focusing on key elements of child creativity. 


7 July / Create a collage

14 July / Use projections to create a large-scale wall mural

21 July / Make your very own arty scrap book

28 July / Explore drawing techniques


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Mini Makers

Children and Families

Mini Makers

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


A month of artist-led workshops responding to MK Gallery's exciting redevelopment. 


4 July / Learn printmaking techniques

11 July / Explore mixed media and 3D work

18 July / Discover drawing techniques

25 July / Make your very own cut-up masterpiece


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Exterior visualisation.

Courtesy 6a architects

MK Gallery is Expanding

MK Gallery Expansion Project Update

Tuesday 14 July / 1-2pm / Free / All welcome


MK Gallery is expanding. Please join us for a project update with MK Gallery's Director, Anthony Spira, and Tom Emerson of 6a architects. 


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Pushwagner preview

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