May 2016 Newsletter

MK Gallery is Expanding

We are working with 

6a architects on a major renovation and expansion of the Gallery, with bar and café, auditorium for film, music and events and dedicated community facilities.


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MK Gallery expansion: An indicative view of the galleries.

Courtesy 6a architects

Gareth Jones and Nils Norman, City Club: design for a playscape

City Club

City Club is an exciting new programme of arts and culture led by MK Gallery and devised with artists Gareth Jones and Nils Norman.


Last month, Niki Braithwaite was appointed City Club Creative Producer. Over the last twenty years she has worked on a wide range of projects for a number of arts organisations including commissioning artists, curating exhibitions as well as leading the delivery of major partnership initiatives.


Niki says, “I am excited to be working with MK Gallery and the city’s arts organisations and artists to realise the vision for City Club which will celebrate and showcase our very unique city during the MK50 celebrations”.


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Watch an introduction to

Flashback here

Project Space

Flashback: 2003

Until 3 June 2016   


The fifth in a series of archival exhibitions presented both online and in MK Gallery’s Project Space. Artists include Juergen Teller, Tony Bevan, Paul Seawright, Sarah Lucas, Colin Lowe and Roddy Thomson.  


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No Place Like Home

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


5 May / No Place Like Home A screening of two new artworks created with local people in MK exploring the theme of childhood home.


12 May / Spoken Word Open Mic An open mic event for all writers and poets to perform and present work.


19 May / Cadenza Curated by artist Beatrice Gibson, this programme explores abstraction through experimental cinema.


26 May / Artist Film Screening A new feature film by award-winning British artist and filmmaker Ben Rivers.


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Events - Friday Night Films

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


6 May / Les Anarchistes Corporal Jean Albertini, an orphan of humble origins, is chosen to infiltrate a band of Parisian anarchists. 


13 May / My Own Private Idaho Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery.


20 May / The Danish Girl A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of artists Gerda Wegener and Lili Elbe, a transgender pioneer.


27 May / Room A kidnapped mother and son escape from a room in which they have endured imprisonment for the entirety of the boy's life.


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Josephine Foster

Events - Saturday Live Music

7 May / 7.30pm / £8 Josephine Foster and Peter Cuts Paul Live music from American alt-folk musician Josephine Foster.


28 May / 12-3pm / £10 Live Coding Workshop with Joanne An introduction to Gibber, a web-based audiovisual live coding environment.


28 May / 7pm / £7 Shit and Shine, Schoolhouse, D.Glare, Joanne and Hyasynthe Shit and Shine is the noise rock project of Texas-based Craig Clouse.


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Cycle Cinema Fun Day

Cycle Cinema Fun Day

Cycle Cinema Fun Day

Saturday 21 May / 10am - 3.30pm / Free

MK Gallery Event Space


Electric Pedals, creators of The Human Power Station are coming to Milton Keynes! Join them for a day dedicated to sustainable transport for all the family to enjoy. Includes film, art workshops, stalls and food. 


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Start the Art

Children and Families

Start the Art

Every Tuesday and Wednesday / 11am - 12 noon / £1 on the door

For accompanied children aged under 5


3 & 4 May Create a light installation using natural materials

10 & 11 May Play with clay

17 & 18 May Make your own bird feeder

24 & 25 May Explore planting and growing

31 May & 1 June Mark making with charcoal


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Saturday Studio

Children and Families

Saturday Studio

Every Saturday / 1-3pm / 5+ year olds / £1 on the door  


Artist-led activity through which we invite you to join in, explore, question and create whilst working together as a family. 


7 May / Create a hanging garden

14 May / Build a model of your perfect tree house

21 May / Explore cycling and sustainability

28 May / Create mixed media collages


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Arts Award

Children and Families

Arts Award Sharing Session

Saturday 14 May / 12-1pm / Free / For pre-registered children only 


All Arts Award participants registered with our spring group are invited to come along and share their arts experiences together. 


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