January 2013 Newsletter

Last Chance to See

Hemmed In: Embroidery and Needlework from MK and Beyond

7 December 2012 – 6 January 2013 / Admission free


See work from the 1930s to the present by over fifty practitioners. Organised with MK Embroiderers Guild and Jamie Chalmers, aka (Mr X Stitch). Ranging from the local to the international, the exhibits include unusual media, techniques and subject matter.


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Visitors at the Hemmed In preview

Pig, 2010 by Shutter Betty

New Project Space Exhibition

Inter-Action MK present: woMEn

4 January  -  3 February 2013


This exhibition of women's self portraits is the culmination of a series of workshops commissioned by Inter-Action MK in 2011 in which artist Elizabeth Beston (aka ShutterBetty) was invited to work with two groups of local women.


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Silvia Bächli and Eric Hattan, Snowhau (film still), 2003

Next Exhibition: What about Sunday?

Silvia Bächli Eric Hattan: What about Sunday?

18 January – 31 March 2013

Preview: 17 January 2013 / 6pm – 10pm / All welcome  


MK Gallery presents What about Sunday?, the first UK exhibition by the Swiss artists Silvia Bächli and Eric Hattan, includes drawing, video installation and sculpture. Featuring both individual and collaborative pieces, the exhibition suggests numerous parallels in their work despite their contrasting techniques and approaches.   


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Anna Barham, film still

Video Space Programme

Anna Barham: Selected Films

1 - 31 December / Free  


This month’s Video Space programme presents a selection of films made over the last four year by the British artist, Anna Barham. Working in a variety of media including sculpture, performance, film and drawing, Barham often explores the malleable nature of language and forms.   


Films: Argent Minotaur Slept (2012), Iris (2011), Proteus (2011), The Terrain (2010), Magenta, Emerald, Lapis (2009).   


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Spoken word event

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 6.30pm unless otherwise stated / Free


10 Jan / Improv night

This event is an open session for musicians, sound artists and non-musicians who are interested in exploring improvisation and developing new musical relationships.


17 Jan / Bachli Hattan opening

  Live music / DJ


24 Jan / Spoken Word - Open Mic

This open event for all poets and writers based in Milton Keynes is an opportunity to test new work in a supportive and engaged environment.


31 Jan / Film Screening - Paper Tiger Television Reads Paper Tiger Television

This documentary tells the story of how the collective has combined media art, media activism and media analysis to create a new kind of television and provide a true alternative to the mainstream.


Full Scratch Night Listings

Berberian Sound Studio (film still), 2012

Friday Night Films

All films begin at 7pm / £5 (£3 Concessions)

Free drink for advance bookers / Pre-book on 01908 676 900


4 Jan / E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

11 Jan / Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

18 Jan / The Birds (1963) - 50th Anniversary

25 Jan / MK presents... Short Cuts (1993) Selected by Artists’, Boyd and Evans


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Children and Families

This month in Mini Makers, we explore new techniques in text and line using fabric design, printing and stitching, transform landscapes into collages and celebrate National Storytelling Week through collaborative storytelling. Free, every Saturday from 1 - 3pm, ages 4+.


In Start the Art, our sessions for parents and toddlers, we'll be focusing on the medium of light and explore shadow play and creative silhouettes. Free, every Tuesday from 11am - 12noon.


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Last Chance to Win

Free Prize Draw Open to all visitors who complete our short gallery survey form


Win a signed copy of Push Stitchery: (Push (Lark)) by Jamie Chalmers, Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse and a year's subscription to CrossStitcher magazine. The total package is worth over £60.


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MK calling

Calling all cultural and creative people with a connection to Milton Keynes to apply for inclusion in a season of exhibitions and events in summer 2013. Please contact us if you are a painter, poet, singer, graphic designer, maybe a baker or hairdresser or involved in any other creative activity. There are no restrictions – we want to hear from you!


Find out more / Press release / How to enter


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