September 2015 Newsletter

Last Chance to See

MK Calling 2015

Until 6 September 2015


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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MK Calling 2015 exhibitors at the preview

Emma Richardson: Disturbia II (detail), 2015

Project Space

Platform 2015

1 - 27 September 2015


Emma Richardson; Alex Wickenden; Isobel Owen; Deborah Mills


Four, consecutive week-long solo exhibitions of work by graduating students from around the region.


One Platform 2015 exhibitor will be nominated by MK Gallery for the South East regional Platform Graduate Award, for a chance of winning £2,500 and a twelve month mentoring scheme. 


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Andrew Mahaddie: Theme Park, Bletchley Brick Pits Area, MKDC, 1974

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


3 September / Artists' Moving Image Programme A screening of Wildness, a documentary rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife. 


10 September / MK Pioneers: In the Beginning there was Pooleyville A talk by Bill Berrett, an architect who was involved in the early development of Milton Keynes. 


17 September / City Club Presentation Artists Gareth Jones and Nils Norman present their proposal to activate public spaces around the gallery. 


24 September / Improv Night An open session for musicians, sound artists and non-musicians interested in exploring improvisation.

The Tribe (film still)

Events - Friday Night Film

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


4 September / Altman A documentary about the celebrated American film director Robert Altman.


11 September / The Tribe A deaf teenager struggles to fit into the boarding school system.


18 September / Jauja A father and daughter journey from Denmark to a place that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilisation.


25 September / The Salt of the Earth A documentary about photographer Sebastião Salgado. 


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Laura Cannell

Events - Saturday Live Music

Laura Cannell, Black Spring, and Unqualified Nurse

Saturday 12 September / Doors 7.30pm / £5


Playing over-bowed fiddle and double recorders, Laura Cannell draws on ancient transcendental and earthly musics. Unqualified Nurse play short sharp blasts of garage/punk/no-wave/blues noise and Black Spring are purveyors of primitive electro-acoustic noise.


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No such thing as empty space

Events - Other

No such thing as empty space

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 September / During Gallery hours / Free


An immersive audio installation by sound artist Matt Lewis and national deafblind charity Sense. Lewis collaborated for six months with people with sensory impairments in creative sessions involving music making, improvisation, field recordings and composing. 

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Start the Art

Children and Families

Start the Art

Every Tuesday / 11am - 12 noon / £1 on the door / For under 5s


A series of fun and sensory workshops designed to inspire young children’s creativity.


1 September / Create multi-media art works

8 September / Use paint to create surreal paintings

15 September / Make fun and expressive collages

22 September / Be inspired by film projection

29 September / Focus on sculpture


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Mini Makers

Children and Families

Mini Makers

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


5 September / Create life-size portraits

12 September / Make your own musical instruments

19 September / Create a large sculptural landscape

26 September / Make 3D sculptures


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MK Gallery exterior

Flashback: The first 16 years at MK Gallery

MK Gallery invites you to get involved in its next project by sharing memories, photographs and ephemera from the launch in 1999 to the present day. 

Flashback is the title of a series of archival exhibitions that will be presented online and in MK Gallery’s Project Space during the Gallery’s expansion period. Click here to find out more about Flashback and discover ways that you can contribute. 

Pushwagner preview

Help make art happen

MK Gallery relies on your donations to deliver world-class exhibitions, events and learning experiences. Please make a difference by making a donation via Local Giving or a text donation. Please text   MKGA17 £   followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. Thank you.


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