February 2012 Newsletter

Current Exhibition

Daria Martin:
Sensorium Tests

Until 8 April 2012


The exhibition presents a survey of 16mm films by artist Daria Martin, exploring robotics, dreams and magic, all installed in a dynamic exhibition space.

Explore exhibition


Watch film excerpts


View installation images


Daria Martin, Soft Materials16mm film, 2004. Image courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London

Visitors exploring exhibition

Free Artist Talk

Daria Martin: In Conversation

Thursday 23 February / 6.30pm


Explore the themes and ideas behind our current exhibition, as Daria Martin returns to Milton Keynes to discuss her work with Catherine Wood, Curator of Contemporary Art / Performance at Tate Modern.


Free - booking essential

Book online

Maya Deren

Video Space Programme

A new, changing monthly programme of films in our first floor Video Space.


This February we’ll be screening an international programme of films by a selection of rare and iconic artists, which explore some of the themes and ideas in our current exhibition.


Artists include: Yvonne Rainer, Maya Deren and Fernand Leger.


Admission free / running throughout normal opening hours

A talk at MK Gallery

New Talk Series Starts This Week

What is Contemporary Art?


Running in conjunction with the University of Northampton, this weekly talk series offers a fascinating insight into land, landscape and nature in contemporary art practice. Perfect for both beginners and art enthusiasts. 


Every Wednesday in February / 6.30 - 7.45pm

Find out more / £3.50, £2.50 concession


Thursday Scratch Nights

Sound Art / 2 February

the Agency Collaboration: Clare Gasson and Salome Voegelin


Live Music /  9 February

An evening of live music from artists Felix and Ephemetry


Sound Art / 16 February

Electronic musician, Jo Thomas, performs live


Doors open 6.30pm / All events free

Film still, The Blood of a Poet

Friday Night Films

The Blood of a Poet / 3 Feb

An unnamed artist is transported through a mirror into another dimension


Avatar / 10 Feb

A paraplegic ex-marine finds a new life on the distant planet of Pandora

Fantasia / 17 Feb

A collection of animated interpretations of classical music


The Spirit of the Beehive / 24 Feb

A masterpiece of Spanish cinema, set in a remote village in the 1940s

A family workshop

Children and Families

February Half Term

Thursday 16 and Friday 17 Feb / 10am - 12noon / Free

Take part in a series of artist-led activities inspired by our current exhibition on the theme of sound and visual art.


Regular Events

Every week we host a range of activities for children and families including Start the Art, our free parent and toddler sessions, and Mini Makers, our changing programme of artist-led activities every Saturday afternoon.

Project Space Exhibition

Kitten Postcard Project
3 - 26 February 2012


This month in the Project Space we present the collaborative work of three former Milton Keynes Music Service scholarship students - artist Lucinda Chua, composer Nicholas Worrall and violinist Noura Sanatian.


The exhibition maps their creative process, revealing how they pieced together a duet for violin and piano from an improvised musical start. 


Find out more

A school workshop

What does MK Gallery do for Milton Keynes?

Making Art Work for Milton Keynes
Thursday 1 March / 4 - 5pm / All welcome


Join us for an hour at our annual open event, Making Art Work for Milton Keynes, to hear short, illustrated presentations showcasing highlights from our adult, schools and family programme over the last year and discover how you can benefit from the Gallery’s public programme in the coming year


Find out more / Watch highlights from last year's event


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