May 2013 Newsletter

Current Exhibition

Andrea Büttner

Until Sunday 16 June 2013 / Free  


This exhibition presents a major survey of recent and new work by Andrea Büttner (b.1972), including video, sculpture and woodcuts, some of which are exhibited in the UK for the first time.


A monograph accompanies the exhibition, with texts by leading art writers. It features over 200 images of her work from the last ten years as well as views from exhibitions around the world including at dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany.


Find out more / Artist's Monograph



A view of the exhibition from the Long Gallery

A work from Story of Mum

New Project Space Exhibition

The Story of Mum

3 May – 2 June 2013


This month the Project Space hosts an exhibition that documents words, photos, film and audio from mums, nans and grandmothers worldwide. A series of events and creative sessions accompanies the exhibition and users can share their experiences online.


The Project Space will be open every Saturday between 12noon and 3pm 


Find out more


Elliot Dodd and Steffen Levring

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 6.30pm unless otherwise stated / Free   


9 May / Live AV: Elliot Dodd and Steffen Levring

A live performance whereby silent images will produce an audio counterpart, resulting in a clash of the audio-visual.


16 May / Joshua Love and Michael Evans

A first public screening of recent video work by both artists which explores the dialogue between still and moving image.


23 May / Spoken Word: Open Mic

An open event for poets and writers based in or around Milton Keynes. Email info@mkgallery.org if you are interested in presenting.


30 May / The Shame Show

An interactive game show hosted by Caroline Smith and Paul Green.


Full Scratch Night Listings




Friday Night Films

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

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


10 May / Amour, 2012

17 May / An Evening of Modley Entertainment with Neville and Herbert Modley and live improvised score ft. Emak Bakia, 1926

24 May / Warp Films Shorts and Q&A with Diarmid Scrimshaw

31 May / Family Flux: Live Music and Film Event at 4.20pm


Find out more


Black Martis

Saturday Live Music

Black Martis, Pete Odd, Jausme Stonkute and Peter Lloyd

Saturday 25 May / 7.30pm / £3 on the door


Black Martis is an instrumental piano based trio from Milton Keynes mixing pounding rock and samba fuelled rhythms. Pete Odd is the solo project of former 1000hertz/Odd man out guitarist Pete Bagnell. Formed after a collaboration in one of our recent Improv Nights is Jausme Stonkuté and Peter Lloyd with soulful vocals sung in English and Lithuanian and perhaps a Radiohead cover or two!

Win a relaxation day at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa

Visit the Story of Mum exhibition or one of its related events for your chance to win a spa relaxation day for two at Whittlebury Hall, near Towcester. The prize includes a two-course buffet lunch in The Terrace Café, use of the Heat and Ice Experiences and full use of the Spa and Leisure Club facilities.


Just fill in an entry form during your visit and hand it in to a member of MK Gallery staff before Sunday 2 June 2013.


Find out more / Whittlebury Hall

Save the Date

Summer Party & MK Calling Exhibition Preview


Thursday 27 June 2013 / 6 - 10 pm / All Welcome

Speeches from 7pm followed by music by a New Orleans jazz band and a hog roast.


MK Calling is the Gallery’s summer programme, featuring 100 artists, musicians and performers from Milton Keynes. This dynamic season of painting, video, dance, music, poetry and much, much more will showcase MK’s finest emerging and established talent.


Find out more

Pushwagner, JobKill. From Apokalypse.

MK Gallery international partnerships

Several of our  recent exhibitions developed in partnership with other institutions continue to be presented internationally.


Pushwagner: Soft City is at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Netherlands until 26 May.  Goya's Disasters of War etchings, which Pushwagner acknowledges as an inspiration for his painting Jobkill, are displayed concurrently in the museum; its a rare opportunity to see all eighty prints together.


James Welling: The Mind on Fire continues at the Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Spain, until 16 June.


Related items available from our shop:

Pushwagner catalogue / James Welling Limited Edition


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