The Whitworth

The Whitworth The University of Manchester's gallery in the park. http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/
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โฐWe're open 10am-5pm today & for the rest of the week.๐Ÿ›— Our lifts are undergoing maintenance, if you require assistance ...
04/01/2024

โฐWe're open 10am-5pm today & for the rest of the week.

๐Ÿ›— Our lifts are undergoing maintenance, if you require assistance getting around the gallery, our visitor team are happy to help.

โ˜•Choose items from the cafe's takeout menu, while our seating area is temporarily closed.

For more information visit:
https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/visit/planyourvisit/openingtimes/

Join our team! ๐Ÿ“ข The Whitworth is recruiting 2 full-time and permanent positions in its Collections and Exhibitions team...
28/12/2023

Join our team! ๐Ÿ“ข

The Whitworth is recruiting 2 full-time and permanent positions in its Collections and Exhibitions team to lead and deliver our exceptional artistic programme within a global context.

Head of Collections and Exhibitions
Full time, permanent position
Are you an innovative curatorial leader? We are seeking someone to develop the galleryโ€™s exhibition and collection programme, heading strategic, organisational, and everyday management of the Collections Care and Access Team (CCAT) and Curatorial Team.

Curator (Modern and Contemporary Art)
Full time, permanent position
Are you a dynamic curator? We are looking for an experienced curator to lead on the care, development, and presentation of our internationally significant collection of modern and contemporary art.

For the full job descriptions and information about how to apply, see the link: https://bit.ly/3RIc1v7





Festive opening times โ„๏ธDuring the festive period, the Whitworth will be closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th December & 1st J...
21/12/2023

Festive opening times โ„๏ธ

During the festive period, the Whitworth will be closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th December & 1st January 2024.

On Thursdays until 4 January 2024, the gallery is open until 5pm, instead of the usual 9pm.

For more details, visit: https://bit.ly/WhitworthOpeningTimes

Today's   ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ post contains a painting and a poem created by Aisling from the Visitor Team to evoke the more reflective a...
21/12/2023

Today's ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ post contains a painting and a poem created by Aisling from the Visitor Team to evoke the more reflective aspects of the holiday period.

Read the blog:
https://ow.ly/3Ojl50Qky38

20/12/2023

๐Ÿ“ฃ Are you an experienced and innovative curatorial leader?

We're seeking to appoint a new Head of Exhibitions and Collections to our team at the Whitworth.

The Head of Exhibitions and Collections role will shape and develop the gallery's exhibition and collection programme & provide strategic and organisational management to the team.

This is a full time and permanent position. For the full job description and information about how to apply, see here: https://bit.ly/3RIc1v7

๐Ÿ“… Closing dates for applications is Saturday 20 January 2024 at midnight.





Join our fantastic team! ๐Ÿ“ขWe are looking for a Curator of Modern and Contemporary ArtโšกAn exciting opportunity has arisen...
15/12/2023

Join our fantastic team! ๐Ÿ“ข

We are looking for a Curator of Modern and Contemporary Artโšก

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our collections and exhibitions team at the Whitworth, as we are recruiting a dynamic Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

This is a full time and permanent position, the curator role will make an active contribution to the work of the collections and exhibitions team by leading the care, access, understanding, and presentation of the collection of modern and contemporary art, from 1880 โ€“ present.

Supporting the Whitworthโ€™s mission to connect art with current social, global, and political contexts, you will develop rigorous and inclusive exhibitions using the gallery collections and with artists and other external parties, including academic partners and gallery users. In your role, you will liaise closely with teams across the gallery to deliver the Whitworthโ€™s innovative and audience-focused vision, with a focus on raising the international profile of collections and exhibitions.

For further information including the detailed job description, see link in our bio โ˜๏ธ

๐Ÿ“… Closing dates for applications is Monday 15 January 2024 at midnight.





Now open - ExchangesA vibrant display of new art and textiles from the Whitworthโ€™s collection.The Whitworth holds an out...
12/12/2023

Now open - Exchanges

A vibrant display of new art and textiles from the Whitworthโ€™s collection.

The Whitworth holds an outstanding collection of over 60,000 items, across art, textiles, and wallpaper. This display presents over 20 recent additions alongside existing collection works to reflect on the history of the collection and share our vision for its future.

Spanning from the 1490s to 2021, the display consists of paintings, photography, prints, drawings, as well as stitched, printed and woven textiles. It reflects the increasing diversity of the Whitworthโ€™s collection, as we work to expand understandings of identity, place, creative expression, and global art histories.

Highlights include works by Artpro Art Initiative, Simeon Barclay, William Blake, Li Yuan-chia, Lucienne Day, Althea McNish, Jade Montserrat, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Marcantonio Ramondi, and the ABC Wax Archive, the last surviving industrial design archive of a Manchester textile printing company.

https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/currentexhibitions/exchanges-gallery1/

21 November 2023 โ€“ 24 November 2024

Image: Artpro Art Initiative, Rainy Season, detail, 2019-2020. ยฉ Artpro Art Initiative
Courtesy: The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

Today's   ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ features work currently on display from our   exhibition on display until March 2024.Explore some of Albrec...
10/12/2023

Today's ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ features work currently on display from our exhibition on display until March 2024.

Explore some of Albrecht Dรผrerโ€™s engravings depicting the Virgin Mary, read about Nuremberg's relationship to the Virgin and find out what Dรผrer got up to around the festive period.

Read the blog: https://ow.ly/Wlji50QgQMR



Image credit: Albrecht Dรผrer (1471-1528), The Annunciation (from the Life of the Virgin), c.1502-3. Accession number: P.3036

Today's   ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ features the squirrels at Whitworth Park. Urussa from the visitor team pays tribute to our furry friends in...
07/12/2023

Today's ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ features the squirrels at Whitworth Park. Urussa from the visitor team pays tribute to our furry friends in this festive poem.

Read the blog:
https://aplacebetweenthetrees.com/2023/12/07/whitworthadvent-arboreal/

The squirrels of Whitworth Park are known for being quite bold. Seldom a day goes by that they donโ€™t trick unsuspecting members of the public into sharing their lunch wi. This festive poem byโ€ฆ

05/12/2023

We're proud to announce our 2024 exhibition highlightsโœจ

Spanning survey exhibitions of John Lyons & Turner Prize nominee Barbara Walker, and a new moving image acquisition by Ayo Akingbade & a collection display of post-war textiles by Shirley Craven.

๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/YearAheadPR

Todayโ€™s   is by Richard from the Whitworth shop ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐ŸŽ„Richard tells us about how he started making his own paper from old b...
04/12/2023

Todayโ€™s is by Richard from the Whitworth shop ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

Richard tells us about how he started making his own paper from old books, his is available to purchase in person from The Whitworth Shop.

Read the blog: https://ow.ly/AQxR50QeMaA

(Un)Defining Q***r exhibition closes this weekend.Last chance to see the exhibition which delves into the Whitworthโ€™s co...
03/12/2023

(Un)Defining Q***r exhibition closes this weekend.

Last chance to see the exhibition which delves into the Whitworthโ€™s collection to examine how we can use a q***r lens to define what the term 'q***r' means.

Presenting collection works that have never been on display before as well as loans, the exhibition includes artists such as: Ajamu X, Niki de Saint Phalle, General Idea, David Hockney, Maggie Hambling, Pearl Alcock, Keith Vaughan, Matthew Bamber, Sarah-Joy Ford, Wolfgang Tillmans, Chester Tenneson, and Jez Dolan.

In proud partnership with the LGBT Foundation

The exhibition is on until 3 December 2023.

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Image Credit: Michael Pollard, Jonathan Blackburn

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