March 2013 Newsletter

Silvia Bächli Eric Hattan:

What about Sunday?

18 January - 31 March 2013



What about Sunday? is the first UK exhibition by Swiss artists Silvia Bächli (born 1956) and Eric Hattan (born 1955). The exhibition includes over 100 drawings by Bächli made over the last 25 years and some of Hattan’s trademark videos and humorous installations incorporating caravans, lamp posts and Christmas trees.   


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View of the long gallery. Photo by Andy Keate 

Selma Alacam, Educational Shaping

Video Space Programme

Educational Shaping
1 - 31 March / Free 


Current exhibitor Silvia Bächli has selected this month's Video Space programme. It comprises a range of artists' videos by her current and former students from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, in Karlsruhe, Germany: Selma Alacam, Mia Bailey, Yvonne Engelhart, Heloise Herz and Selene States.


Total running time: 1h 3mins (looped)


Find out more / Selene States Talk 

Collaborative work (detail)

by pupils from Old Stratford Primary School

Project Space Exhibition

Old Stratford Primary School:

Images of India

8 – 31 March 2013

Preview: 7 March 5.30-7pm / All Welcome


Children ages 8 and 9 from Old Stratford Primary School have been looking in detail at the patterns, textures and vibrant colours that permeate Indian culture. Images of India presents the resulting, collaborative work, including beautiful birds, puppet portraits, patterned paisleys, fabulous fabrics, exotic elephants and even a proud peacock.


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The Kurws

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 6.30pm unless otherwise stated / Free   


7 Mar / Artist Talk: Selene States / Starts 7.00pm

Selena States, who is featured in this month's Video Space, explores how behaviour is affected by popular images and objects.


14 Mar / Collaborative Acts
Programmed by artists from a recent retreat at Wysing Arts Centre to complement the artist and curator networking event earlier in the day. 


21 Mar / Live Music - Talk Amongst Yourselves presents: 
The Kurws, Målgrupp and 29.90 / Starts 7pm / £5 on the door

Live music from a Polish and two Swedish groups.


28 Mar / Networking Event: MK Tweet Up (TBC)
An open networking event for digital creatives.


Full Scratch Night Listings


The Wrong Man

Friday Night Films

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

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


8 Mar / MK Film Network Event

15 Mar / An American in Paris (1951)

22 Mar / FLUX Music and Film Event (TBC)

29 Mar / The Wrong Man (1956)


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Andrea Büttner, woodcut from Kabul series, 2012.

Exhibition Coming Soon

Andrea Büttner

12 April - 16 June

Preview: Thursday 11 April / All Welcome


MK Gallery presents the first major survey of Andrea Büttner’s work, including woodcuts, sculpture, film and new work created specifically for the show in Milton Keynes. The accompanying publication, co-produced with MMK, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt, will be the first monograph on the artist.


Find out more / MMK Exhibition

Eric Hattan, 2002, Self Portrait

Pushwagner: Exhibition opens in Holland

Pushwagner: Soft City
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
23 February - 26 May 2013


Norwegian artist Pushwagner's exhibition Soft City, first shown at MK Gallery in summer 2012, is drawing crowds at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, following its presentation at Haugar Vestfold Art Museum in Norway.  


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Eric Hattan's new public artwork at Campbell Park

New Public Artwork by Eric Hattan

To sound sheep or: as sound as a bell 

Campbell Park, central Milton Keynes


Our current exhibitor, Eric Hattan, has made a new public artwork for Milton Keynes. To sound sheep or: as sound as a bell (2013), is an installation of 49 bells with a collar attached to a tree branch in Campbell Park.  Bells like this are usually worn by sheep in the Swiss mountains.  The artwork has been commissioned by MK Gallery in collaboration with The Parks Trust, Milton Keynes


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James Welling, B33 / The Wild Hunt of the Summer Wind, January 30, 1981

James Welling: Exhibition opens in Spain

James Welling: The Mind on Fire

Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

21 March - 16 June 2013


The show,  exhibited at MK Gallery in Autumn 2012, opens in Spain this month. 


CGAC Homepage / Limited Edition

Richard Wilson, Hang On A Minute Lads, I've Got A Great Idea...

Talks series at University of Northampton


University of Northampton School of Art presents a series of talks in March and April.


Tues 12 March -  Richard Wilson

Tues 19 March – Rachel Anderson, Artangel

Tues 30 April -  Alec Finlay


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Final call for entries

This is your final chance to submit your entries for MK Calling. We are 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!  


Deadline for entries is 8 March.


Find out more / How to enter



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