March 2017 Newsletter


This month, our wide-ranging City Club programme of events includes a free talk on New Public Art in Milton Keynes by Something & Son and Lucy Joyce on Thursday 23 March. 


On 24 March, our season of films examining the relationship between art and gardening continues with The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism. talk by Barry Smith, Head of Gardens and Estates at Stowe precedes the screening. 


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Something & Son, The Sweat Oratory, Kinsale Arts Festival

Artist whatsthebigmistry

Project Space

Mapping the "Right to the (New) City"

3 - 25 March / Admission free


This exhibition includes archival documents of Milton Keynes Urban Studies Centre and the Greentown Group from the early 1980s. The display will provide stimulus for commissioned works by Associate Artist whatsthebigmistry and digital studio Virtual Viewing in dialogue with Age UK Milton Keynes and MK Youth Faculty. 


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Norberto Lobo performs at MK Gallery on 16 March

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm


2 March / MK Geek Night Meet up, network and chat over a few drinks about web design, development, UX, and technology.


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


16 March / Norberto Lobo, Robert Curgenven, James Kelly Live experimental music including Norberto Lobo, a prodigious guitar player from Lisbon.


23 March / New Public Art in Milton Keynes Hear Something & Son and Lucy Joyce discuss their respective practices and new work.


30 March / Andrea Belfi plus Black Spring Andrea Belfi is a drummer, composer and experimental musician.


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Film still from Moonlight

Events - Friday Night Films

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900 


3 March / Tomorrow A documentary about climate change which focuses on people suggesting solutions and their actions. 


17 March / Moonlight Winner of Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man as he struggles to find his place in the world.


24 March / The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism This mesmerising film travels to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the US, UK and France. 


31 March / Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford's gripping revenge tale about a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves. 


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Other Events

These sessions are run by Writing Our Legacy, an organisation whose aim is to raise awareness of the contributions of Black and Ethnic Minority writers, poets, playwrights and authors.


Friday 10 March / 7pm / Free / Writing our Legacy Spotlight A lively evening of tales and music from around the world. 


Saturday 11 March / 10am - 4pm / £30 / Writing Workshop with Umi Sinha Learn creative writing in a fun and supportive environment.

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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 


This month we explore the art of collaboration as we work together in creative and fun ways to influence the environment around us.


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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. 


4 March / Create a collaborative, growing and flowing sculpture 

11 March / Play, create and communicate

18 March / Be inspired by the artwork of Alexander Calder

25 March / Make artwork inspired by Milton Keynes' grid system


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Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

We need your help to raise the final £600,000 to deliver a new, world-class cultural facility in Milton Keynes.


Make Your Mark is a digital book ready and waiting for contributions from all those who value excellence in the arts. Share your creativity and enthusiasm for MK Gallery whilst helping us reach our fundraising total. Find out more

James Welling:

The Mind on Fire.


Currently available in our online shop

Current exhibitions by past MK Gallery exhibitors

With an extensive selection of work from the early 1970s to today, James Welling’s exhibition Metamorphosis at S.M.A.K in Belgium (until 16 April 2017) reflects the fundamental changes in photography in recent decades.


Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, presents Sorrow, a sculpture of thirty pieces and related work, an exhibition of work by Andrew Lord (until 11 March 2017). Long known for his sculpture in ceramic, Lord’s work continually challenges the expectations of the medium.


Visit our online archive to find out more about their exhibitions at MK Gallery. 


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