January 2017 Newsletter

City Club

During 2017, MK Gallery will bring together artists and arts organisations from across Milton Keynes to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary with City Club.


The celebrations commence with a major new installation in the centre:mk by artist Andy Holden for the MK50 Anniversary Exhibition 

(10-23 January).


Currently on display in Middleton Hall, the artist uses iconic public art in MK as a stage set for romantic photographs of teenage couples. 


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Milton Keynes Kisses, Andy Holden, 2013

Through the Concrete, a film by Josh Gurner

Project Space

Josh Gurner - Through the Concrete

Andy Holden - Manifesto Paintings

6 - 28 January 2017

Preview: 5 January / 5-7pm / All welcome


An exhibition of recent work related to City Club: Andy Holden's found paintings overlaid with lines from Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity, 1999–2003: Towards a Unified Theory of MI!MS (2013) and a new film by musician and videographer Josh Gurner created in collaboration with MK Council’s Youth Faculty. 


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PRESS, a new printing press in Milton Keynes

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm


5 January / Press - Intro An introduction to PRESS, a new Risograph-based printing press in Milton Keynes.


12 January / Acoustic Night A showcase of emerging singer-songwriters and instrumentalists.


19 January / MK Zine, Comic and Indie Publishers Meet Up An open event for zine, comic and indie publishers from MK and beyond.


26 January / Artist Led Workshop A workshop connecting with this month's Project Space exhibition.


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Film still from I, Daniel Blake

Events - Friday Night Films

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900 


6 January / I, Daniel Blake Ken Loach's Palme d'Or winning film about welfare bureaucracy in modern day Britain. 


13 January / Julieta A film about fate, guilt and the unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love. 


20 January / Cafe Society Woody Allen's bittersweet romance set in the 1930s. With a pre-film screening of Milton Keynes: A Village City


27 January / Hunt for the Wilderpeople A boy and his foster father become the subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded.


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Live music from Maytra Light

Saturday Live Music

Maytra Light, Hyasynthe and Metanoia

Saturday 28 January / Doors 7.30pm / £3 in advance, £4 on the door


Maytra Light is the alias of twenty-one year old producer Matt McLuckie. With roots in sample-based culture, his passion to manipulate sounds led to the atmospheric, ‘dream state’ vibe that his music embodies.


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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 


Join us this January for a host of playground inspired activity as we explore shape, pattern and scale in a variety of fun and creative ways. 


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Saturday Studio

Children and Families

Saturday Studio

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


Work together as a family to explore, question and create in these weekly artist-led sessions. 


7 January / Make a paper treehouse

14 January / Design your own space to play in

21 January / Transform the Events Space into a graffiti den

28 January / Make a 3D park or playground


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Arts Award at MK Gallery

Arts Award

Get the new year off to a creative start by working towards your Arts Award with us. Our winter group begins on Saturday 14 January.


Arts Award Discover / 5+ year olds / £15 

Arts Award Explore / 7+ year olds / £20

Find out more and sign up

A past MK Gallery event with English National Ballet

Run MK Marathon for MK Gallery

New Year’s resolution? Run MK Marathon or Half Marathon on Monday 1 May for MK Gallery to support our learning and weekly event programmes.


We still have a few places left so if you would like to get involved please contact emyers@mkgallery.org


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