June 2016 Newsletter

MK Gallery is Expanding

We are working with 

6a architects on a major renovation and expansion of the Gallery, with bar and café, auditorium for film, music and events and dedicated community facilities.


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MK Gallery expansion: indicative view of auditorium window

Courtesy 6a architects

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

Opportunity: City Club Digital Commission

Calling all artists! Bletchley Park, in collaboration with Milton Keynes' arts and heritage organisations and The Open University, invites proposals for a new piece of public artwork for Milton Keynes as a key element of City Club.


The commission should use some aspect of digital technology as means of creation and/or distribution and should take inspiration from the people, places and histories of Milton Keynes and the themes and concepts of City Club. The closing date for submissions is 8 July 2016.


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Marcel Broodthaers,

MK Gallery, 2008

Project Space


Until 3 July 2016  


A final opportunity to explore MK Gallery's rich exhibition history in the Project Space before the archival project goes online only. The display includes material from 2005 to 2015 and covers a wide range of exhibitions from Pae White and Marcel Broodthaers to Pushwagner. 


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Spoken Word Open Mic. Photo: Churchill Studio

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free  


9 June / MK Geek Night Meet up, network and chat over a few drinks about web design, development, UX, technology and general geekery. 


16 June / An evening inspired by Holi Festival Talks, dance performances and traditional food.


23 June / Meet and Greet for Superman IV An opportunity to take part in artist Richard DeDomenici's reshoot of Superman IV. 


30 June / Spoken Word Open Mic An open mic event for all writers and poets to perform and present work.


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Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Events - Friday Night Film

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


10 June / Youth Paolo Sorrentino's latest film explores the lifelong bond between two friends as they ponder retirement


17 June / Spotlight The story behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church.


24 June / Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures A portrait of the controversial American artist Robert Mapplethorpe.


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Image: Gareth Horner

Events - Saturday Live Music

Image Rave - One

Saturday 25 June / 7pm / £5


A night of live music and visuals, curated by artists and presented via multiple projectors, image and sound. Includes live music from Berlin-based Gramrcy, and audio-visual artist Sim Hutchins. 


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Performance at Cafe OTO

Events - Other

Eric Hattan with Julian Sartorius - Chaises Musicales

Monday 20 June / 8pm / Free, booking advised

Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL


The UK premiere of Swiss artist Eric Hattan's recent performance piece, Chaises Musicales, with musician, composer and fellow countryman, Julian Sartorius.


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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


7 & 8 June / Create colourful light catchers

14 & 15 June / Make green and leafy pictures

21 & 22 June / Celebrate public artworks in Milton Keynes

28 & 29 June / Create model artworks


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Saturday Studio

Children and Families

Saturday Studio

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


Artist-led activity through which we invite you to join in, explore, question and create whilst working together as a family. 


11 June / Make your own street performer costume

18 June / Create a unique masquerade mask

25 June / Construct a miniature pop-up pavilion


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The Aylard Family-in-Residence

Children and Families

25 June / Arts Award Sharing Session / 12-1pm / The final sharing session of the season for MK Gallery's Spring Group. 


26 June / The Aylard Festival of Magic / 11am-1pm / Join our first ever Family-in-Residence, the Aylards, for a mystical family event.


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Show your support for the MK Gallery expansion

We need your help to raise the final £700,000 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

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Now booking

The Right to the (New) City: Art, New Towns and The Commons

Wednesday 6 July / 10am-6pm

Tickets from £12


This symposium gathers artists, curators, academics and community arts organisations together to discuss new towns, how they work with their communities to produce the common and their response to a call for the right to the (new) city.


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