Making Conversation at Manchester Art Gallery

Part of our Tours and Activities guide

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
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Making Conversation at Manchester Art Gallery at Manchester Art Gallery, Chinatown, Until 25 April 2023, free entry - Visit now

Manchester Art Gallery are inviting people to explore their new exhibition as a group, discussing the artworks before getting creative with arts materials themselves. Join lead artist Naomi Kendrick and assistant Helen Newman for Making Conversation, a series of informal and sociable sessions where you can meet fellow art enthusiasts and share your perspectives on the Uncertain Futures exhibition.

The session begins with a look at the gallery. You’ll talk about the artworks as a group and contribute to everyone’s experience of the art. There is no pressure to speak, listeners are just as welcome in the conversation as contributors. After hearing the group’s thoughts, you’ll reflect on what you’ve seen before creating some of your own art.

All art materials are provided for the hands-on part of the session. Although you’re welcome to work on your own project, some people choose to work on a collaborative piece together. Naomi will be on hand to offer artistic advice and to help materialise the ideas that come from your discussions, into real works of art.

join for the full session if you do attend, as you’ll get the most out of it

Making Conversation sessions are three hours long but involve plenty of breaks. Refreshments are provided – however, you are also welcome to bring your own. It is recommended that you join for the full session if you do attend, as you’ll get the most out of it.

The sessions include an audio description that supports blind and visually impaired people to participate. Manchester Art Gallery is keen to make things as accessible as they can for anyone wanting to participate – so please get in touch if you require a sighted guide, British Sign Language or an interpreter to access the session.

Making Conversation at Manchester Art Gallery at Manchester Art Gallery, Chinatown

Until 25 April 2023
Free entry

Dates and Times

  • 28 February 2023 1:00 pm
  • 28 March 2023 1:00 pm
  • 25 April 2023 1:00 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit