December 2015 Newsletter

MK Gallery is Expanding

MK Gallery is on track to deliver its ambitious capital expansion and renovation in 2017, to coincide with the city’s 50th anniversary year.  


The Gallery is working with 

6a architects to create a world-class cultural, artistic and social centre.  


Stay up-to-date with news, views and interesting snippets about the development of the gallery via our dedicated blog.

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MK Gallery expansion visualisation: view through galleries

Beata Veszely in Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2000)

Project Space

Flashback: 2000

Until 3 January 2016  


The second in a series of archival exhibitions that will be presented both online and in MK Gallery’s Project Space, until 2017, as renovations begin in the main building.  


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Andrew Mahaddie, Theme Park, Bletchley Brick Pits Area, MKDC; inspiration for Gareth Jones and Nils Norman

Events - Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


3 December / Improv Night An open session for musicians, sound artists and non-musicians who are interested in exploring improvisation.


10 December / City Club Presentation Artists Gareth Jones and Nils Norman discuss the utopian vision behind Milton Keynes and its relationship to contemporary art.


17 December / Spoken Word Open Mic An opportunity for writers and poets to perform and present work in front of a supportive audience. 


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Trading Places

Events - Friday Night Film

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

Book online or by calling 01908 676 900


4 December / The Wonders A family of beekeepers living in the Tuscan countryside finds their household disrupted.


11 December / The Wolfpack Locked away from society, six brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch.


18 December / Trading Places A highly respected businessman and a down-and-out hustler are forced to trade places as part of a bet. 


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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 festive workshops exploring how we can manipulate our natural environment in fun and creative ways.


1 December / Play with silhouettes and light

8 December / Use clay and stones to make beautiful festive gifts

15 December / Make a tree decoration in time for Christmas


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Mini Makers

Children and Families

Mini Makers

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


Embrace the winter season with two lantern making workshops hosted by outdoor arts company, Festive Road


5 December / Explore light, colour and sound

12 December / Look at lantern making techniques


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A past family workshop

Children and Families


Saturday 19 December / 1-3pm / Free

For children aged 0-11 and their families


Join us for a special celebration of the winter season and transform our space through experimental sound making, live projection and activities inspired by light and colour. 


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MK Gallery expansion visualisation: the dedicated learning space

Help make art happen

If you are shopping online in the coming days, you can support

MK Gallery by using Give As You Live. It’s a scheme that enables a small percentage of the value of online purchases to be donated to charity at no additional cost to the purchaser.  


Thank you for your support. 


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