Learning Newsletter: Spring Term 2012

A teacher's tour

Next Exhibition: Teacher's Tour

Thursday 2 February / 4.30-5.30pm / Free

Join us for a tour of the Daria Martin exhibition, and an update on our learning programme.


The exhibition presents a survey of Martin's 16mm films, exploring subjects including robots, dreams and magic tricks.


Explore the exhibition / Email us to RSVP

Creating stories in response to exhibition

Project Space Exhibition

Great Art Quest


Join us on Thursday 19 January at 6pm to celebrate our latest Project Space exhibition.


We’ve been working closely with Great Art Quest, an annual, UK-wide arts project, to offer over 100 children from local schools the opportunity to visit MK Gallery, and create work in response to their visit. See their achievements in this exhibition.


Find out more

Film & Video Art: Study Session

Wednesday 29 February, 1-3.30pm / £4 per pupil


The first in a new series of study sessions for GCSE and A Level students, exploring key concepts in contemporary art.


Through screenings, discussion, and gallery based activity, this study session will provide an interactive introduction to artist film and video, taking students on a journey from early cinema to the work of contemporary filmmakers and visual artists including Tacita Dean, Sam Taylor-Wood and Daria Martin. 


Email us for more information and booking

Making Art Work for Milton Keynes

Thursday 1 March 2012 / From 5pm


We hope you can join us at our annual event Making Art Work for Milton Keynes.


The event provides a great overview of our learning and community activities over the past year and the ways in which you can get involved.


Watch a short video with highlights from last year's event

Andy Goldsworthy

New Talk Series: What is Contemporary Art?

We've launched an exciting new series of illustrated talks in conjunction with the University of Northampton, which explore land, landscape and nature in contemporary art practice.


Running every Wednesday throughout February, these talks will offer a fascinating insight into contemporary art for both beginners and art enthusiasts.


Find out more / Places limited so early booking recommended!

MK Gallery Library


A range of online resources to help you with your lesson planning.


Download our Forward Planning Document for information on our exhibitions programme throughout 2012, with key themes and suggestions for further research.


See our range of Past Exhibition Resource Packsdesigned to provide background information about our exhibitions at MK Gallery. They include a short introduction to the artist and work, along with suggestions for ways to approach the work with students.

A Project Space Exhibition

Host an Exhibition at MK Gallery

We're always on the lookout for proposals from schools and colleges, interested in presenting an exhibition in our Project Space. It could be a body of work produced by pupils in the classroom, or the result of a project in response to our exhibitions programme.  


Schools exhibiting this year include Long Meadow School, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School.


Find out more / Guidelines for Proposals

Lost & Found: Looking for New Recruits!

Lost & Found, the gallery’s Young People’s Project is currently looking for new members to join the group.


The group offers fantastic opportunities for people aged 15-24 years to help the Gallery in creating exciting and challenging cultural projects and events, including visual art, music and film. 


Find out more / Email us

Face Britain Youth Forum © Marcia Chandra and Children & the Arts

Face Britain

Face Britain is a ground breaking collaborative national art project to inspire and engage young people across the UK. Until the end of March 2012, every child and young person aged 4-16 years is invited to create a self-portrait in any style they wish and upload it to the Face Britain online gallery. 


Your portrait will go into the online gallery and be part of a special portrait of HM The Queen which is going to be projected onto Buckingham Palace!


Find out more

Festive Road Community Green House Project

Does your school have a gardening club? If so, Festive Road have got a fantastic opportunity for you!


Get involved in workshops, helping to build a Green House made out of recycled plastic bottles which will feature as part of MK Festival Fringe this summer. The workshops will take place in the last two weeks of the summer term as part of the Festival.


Find out more

Email Jessica Rost / T: 0776673444


900 Midsummer Blvd
Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
T +44 (0)1908 676 900

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