February 2014 Newsletter
Current Exhibition

Treasures in MK

Until 30 March 2014 


A remarkable cabinet of curiosities comprising 200 historical and modern artworks and objects borrowed from 60 collections near Milton Keynes, including Old Masters Dürer, Hogarth and Millais; Modern Masters Matisse, Picasso and Warhol plus iconic classics such as an Aston Martin DB4.  


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Treasures in MK installation view

Maggie Hambling: Wave Roaring (detail), 2011.

Video Space Programme

The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever

1 - 28 February 2014


Slavko Vorkapich – Moods of the Sea (1941)

Stan Douglas – Nutka (1996)

Marcel Broodthaers – A Voyage on the North Sea (1974) 


A looped selection of historical and contemporary films that explore the sea, linking in with the maritime themed Middle Gallery in the Treasures in MK exhibition. 


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Sue Baker Kenton, Head XXXIII (detail), etching, 2013

New Project Space Exhibition

A Practical Dialogue

7 February - 2 March 2014

Preview: Thursday 6 February 2014 / 6pm - 8pm / All welcome


Artists: Sue Baker Kenton / Peter Clayton / Serena Smith / Gino Ballantyne / Richard Devereux / Gordon Millar

A Practical Dialogue presents artwork created collaboratively by six artist educators during a project conceived and led by Sue Baker Kenton, artist in residence at Leicester Print Workshop in 2012-2013.


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A printmaking workshop

Tuesday Start the Art

Every Tuesday / Drop-in 11am - 12 noon / Free 


February's Start the Art sessions for children under four years old explore printmaking.


4 Feb Explore mark-making and basic printmaking techniques

11 Feb Experiment with mono and styrofoam printing

18 Feb Create line, texture and tone with printmaker Thom Rees

25 Feb Explore fruit and veg printing


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Porcelain Music

Thursday Scratch Nights

Thursdays / 7pm / Free


6 Feb / Sound Art: Porcelain Music - Tobias Stürmer, Tom Mudd and Akashamitra An exploration of porcelain sound-scapes together with improvised electronics and visual projections.


13 Feb / Architecture Programme: Aglaia Konrad - Concrete and Samples I, II, III A series of 16mm films on sculptural architecture by artist Aglaia Konrad.


27 Feb / Artists' Moving Image Programme: Anja Kirschner and Dave Panos Our second screening in a new nationwide programme of Artists' Moving Image originated by the ICA, London. Anja Kirschner and David Panos make films and installations that investigate historical events or near futures.


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The Act of Killing (film still)

Friday Night Films

Films begin at 7pm unless otherwise stated / £5 (£3 Concessions)

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7 Feb / The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated documentary challenges former members of Indonesian death squads to re-enact some of their many murders.

14 Feb  / Future my Love A unique love story challenging our collective and personal utopias in search of freedom.

21 Feb / 4pm / Family Film Screening: Eleanor's Secret A sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children's books come alive. 

21 Feb / Wolf Children A beautifully animated feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda.

28 Feb / The Great Beauty This award-winning satire of life in Berlusconi's Italy follows a wealthy, ageing playboy who goes in search of the meaning in life. 


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A children's workshop

Holiday Workshops

February Half Term

Friday 21 February

10am - 12 noon & 2pm - 4pm

For children aged 7+ and their families


Former MK Gallery Project Space exhibitor, artist Aaron Head, leads an enjoyable, interactive art workshop. 


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Mini Makers

Saturday Mini Makers

Every Saturday / 1pm - 3pm / Free

4+ year olds and their families 


8 Feb Mono-Printing with Thom Rees

15 Feb Fabric Printing with Katie Lewis

22 Feb Building with Print with The Culture Cart


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Bridget Hayden

Saturday Live Music

Bridget Hayden, Cam Deas, Rebecca E Davies, Starturbine plus more TBC

Saturday 22 February / 7.30pm / £4 on the door


A diverse night of sonic exploration from some leading UK and European underground artists.


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National Art Pass

Enter the Treasures in MK Free Prize Draw

Complete our visitor survey when you visit the Treasures in MK exhibition for your chance to win a National Art Pass worth £53 and a tour of the Aston Martin Works. The winner will be notified shortly after the prize draw on 31 March 2014. Good luck!


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Founding Corporate Partner

Thank you to David Lock Associates, Founding Corporate Partner for the Gallery and generous sponsors of Treasures in MK.





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