July Newsletter

New Exhibition

Pushwagner: Soft City

28 June - 2 September

Admission Free


This show brings together drawings, paintings and prints made over the last forty years by the visionary Norwegian artist, Hariton Pushwagner. 


A programme of music, performance, film and video by fifty Norwegian artists accompanies the exhibition.


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Audio Described Tour


Pushwagner's design on MK Gallery's façade.

Nina Toft, In Solidum (2010)

Video Space

Who Controls the Controller?

 27 June – 15 July 2012


A programme of artists videos related to surveillance and media manipulation. 

Artists include Trine Lise Nedreaas, Lars Lauman, Jan Freuchen, Marianne Heier, Sverre Gullesen and Nina Toft.


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National Spinal Injuries Centre Mandeville Legacy archive.

Project Space

Stian Ådlandsvik: Take These Hands

Until 29 July


An exhibition by Norwegian artist Stian Ådlandsvik, inspired by the Paralympic movement. It includes collages developed from archival photographs from the National Spinal Injuries Centre archive at Stoke Mandeville hospital. 


Read more / Part of RELAY and MK Gallery's Norwegian Season.

Pushwagner, Jobkill, 1990.  
© The artist

Wednesday Workshops

Taking inspiration from Pushwagner's work, we offer Animation and Comic Book workshops during July and August, and a talk about Graphic Novels on 8 August by writer, curator, writer and broadcaster Paul Gravett.


Bookings on 01908 676 900 or email swright@mkgallery.org


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Susanna K Wallumrod

Thursday Scratch Nights

Every Thursday / 7pm / Free


Until the LIght Takes Us:   A film documenting the Norwegian 'black metal'  musical subculture

Susanna K Wallumrod + support from Trestle Records: Curated by Ny Musikk

MKomix Comic Fair: A Comic Book Fair featuring some of the best UK-based small press comic creators.

Fred Roche Memorial Lecture: A talk considering how our cities are evolving and the impact carbon reduction targets and new technologies will have on their form in future 


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Cycle Cinema event

Friday Film Nights

A season of Sci-Fi classics


THX 1138 : George Lucas’ film about a rebellion against rigidly controlled society

Blade Runner:  Ridley Scott’s cult classic offers a cyberpunk vision of the future, in Los Angeles, 2019

Gattaca: Andrew Nicol’s film about a less-than-perfect man who wants to travel to the stars 

Cycle Cinema: A cycle-powered screening of short animations chosen by animator Tim Searle.


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The Family Elan

Saturday Live Music

A new Live Music programme at MK Gallery
Saturdays at 7pm / £4, £3 advance 


The Family Elan : A psychodelic folk band , with support from  A La Muerte and Harry Taylor
Improv Night: An open session for musicians, sound artists and non-musicians
 : The Leeds-based 'neo Kraut rockers', with support from Bad Body


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© Paul Rainey

Children and Families

Free, no booking required


Draw cartoon characters, design your own storyboard and create large scale colourful posters at Mini-Makers. Free, every Saturday from 1 - 3pm, ages 4+.


Start the Art, for parents with toddlers, every Tuesday from 11am - 12noon.  Make musical instruments out of everyday objects and paint from sounds.


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A K Dolven, seven voices

Offsite Sound Installations

Hear the world’s most translated hymn, L’Internationale, 1871, sung by seven young Norwegians, in A K Dolven's 2011 sound piece, seven voices, in the square outside MK Gallery.


Visit Caroline Devine's 5 Minute Oscillations of the Sun, which translates light waves from the sun into sound, at the Dome, Theatre District, and listen to the audio recording in MK Gallery's first floor Reading Space.


Gallery Shop

Pushwagner Publication


The artist's first international touring exhibition is accompanied by a striking new monograph, which includes an interview with the artist and texts by leading art historians including Lars Bang Larsen, Martin Herbert, Natalie Hope O’Donnell, Will Bradley and Petter Mejlænder. Hardback, 304 pages; price £35.


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Free Prize Draw

Enter our Prize Draw to win a pair of tickets to Edvard Munch at Tate (adult ticket price  £14 each), plus a Pushwagner catalogue (worth £35) by completing a gallery survey when you visit MK Gallery's Pushwagner exhibition.


The winner will be notified after the Draw is made on 3 September 2012.



Jon Adams, Look About

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad

Jon Adams: Artist Workshop and Talk
Saturday 21 July / 1-4pm / Free


Artist / geologist , Jon Adams, hosts a two hour drop-in workshop and then gives an informal talk on Look About, his interactive mapping project, which weaves together science and art.


All welcome. No booking required.


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