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Whatever you’re doing today, we hope you’re having a better time of it than Richard III is in this piece! Richard III me...
22/08/2021

Whatever you’re doing today, we hope you’re having a better time of it than Richard III is in this piece! Richard III met his end at the Battle of Bosworth #OnThisDay in 1485. In this illustration to Shakespeare’s Richard III by Richard Westall, Richard is being tormented by a vision of his nephews; Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York. What’s your verdict? Do you think he was a hero, a villain or neither?

Image: Richard Westall (1765-1836), Richard’s Vision of the two Princes: Illustration to Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’, D.1960.62.

#OTD #RichardIII #Bosworth #Shakespeare #RichardWestall

Whatever you’re doing today, we hope you’re having a better time of it than Richard III is in this piece! Richard III met his end at the Battle of Bosworth #OnThisDay in 1485. In this illustration to Shakespeare’s Richard III by Richard Westall, Richard is being tormented by a vision of his nephews; Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York. What’s your verdict? Do you think he was a hero, a villain or neither?

Image: Richard Westall (1765-1836), Richard’s Vision of the two Princes: Illustration to Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’, D.1960.62.

#OTD #RichardIII #Bosworth #Shakespeare #RichardWestall

Due to unfrorseen circumstances all our family activities this Satrurday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome...
21/08/2021

Due to unfrorseen circumstances all our family activities this Satrurday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome to visit the gallery of course, but all visitors will need to book in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to unfrorseen circumstances all our family activities this Satrurday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome to visit the gallery of course, but all visitors will need to book in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to unfrorseen circumstances all our family activities this Satrurday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome...
21/08/2021

Due to unfrorseen circumstances all our family activities this Satrurday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome to visit the gallery of course, but all visitors will need to book in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to unfrorseen circumstances all our family activities this Satrurday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome to visit the gallery of course, but all visitors will need to book in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to unfrorseen circumstances all our family activities this Satrurday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome...
20/08/2021

Due to unfrorseen circumstances all our family activities this Satrurday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome to visit the gallery of course, but all visitors will need to book in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to unfrorseen circumstances all our family activities this Satrurday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome to visit the gallery of course, but all visitors will need to book in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to unforseen circumstances all our family activities this Saturday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome t...
19/08/2021

Due to unforseen circumstances all our family activities this Saturday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome to visit the gallery of course, but all visitors will need to book in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to unforseen circumstances all our family activities this Saturday are NOT going ahead. Families are still welcome to visit the gallery of course, but all visitors will need to book in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Due to unforeseen circumstances our Forensics Architecture exhibition will be closed today.
15/08/2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances our Forensics Architecture exhibition will be closed today.

Due to unforeseen circumstances our Forensics Architecture exhibition will be closed today.

15/08/2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances our Forensic Architecture exhibition will be closed today.

No, this isn’t cotton or wool! It’s a piece of silk made from the silk of the atlas moth (Attacus Atlas). The cloth is t...
06/08/2021

No, this isn’t cotton or wool! It’s a piece of silk made from the silk of the atlas moth (Attacus Atlas). The cloth is thought to originate from Nepal and may have been woven by the Meche people. The atlas moth is one of the largest moths; their wingspan can reach up to 27 centimetres across! When they emerge from their cocoon as adults, they are unable to feed. They spend a lot of their time resting during the day in order to conserve energy. The moth’s wings are beautiful reddish brown colour, interspersed with white spots and accentuated with a yellowish tone around the edges. The colour of the cloth, however, originates not from the moth but from lac or scale insects.

Image: Length of wild silk. Nepal. C.1880-84.

#SouthAsianHeritageMonth #SAHM #Silk #Nepal #AtlasMoth #LacInsects #Lac #Meche #Mechi

No, this isn’t cotton or wool! It’s a piece of silk made from the silk of the atlas moth (Attacus Atlas). The cloth is thought to originate from Nepal and may have been woven by the Meche people. The atlas moth is one of the largest moths; their wingspan can reach up to 27 centimetres across! When they emerge from their cocoon as adults, they are unable to feed. They spend a lot of their time resting during the day in order to conserve energy. The moth’s wings are beautiful reddish brown colour, interspersed with white spots and accentuated with a yellowish tone around the edges. The colour of the cloth, however, originates not from the moth but from lac or scale insects.

Image: Length of wild silk. Nepal. C.1880-84.

#SouthAsianHeritageMonth #SAHM #Silk #Nepal #AtlasMoth #LacInsects #Lac #Meche #Mechi

Another wedding garment but this time it’s not for the bride! Rabari grooms attend their weddings in attire just as sple...
05/08/2021

Another wedding garment but this time it’s not for the bride! Rabari grooms attend their weddings in attire just as splendid as the clothes worn by the bride! This bridegroom’s pouch or pothu is made of cotton and lavishly embroidered with fishbone and running stitches, accentuated by a fringe of wool felt pom poms and glass beads. The bride wears a special hair braid with similar pom poms. Rabari grooms use pouches like this to store flax seeds and grain, which they will toss into a fire during the wedding.

Image: Bridegroom’s pouch. Kutch, Gujarat, India. C.1960-89. Accession number: T.1999.89

#SouthAsianHeritageMonth #SAHM #Rabari #Kachchh #Kutch #Pothu #EmbroideredPouch #WeddingGarments #IndianTextiles #WeddingCustoms

Another wedding garment but this time it’s not for the bride! Rabari grooms attend their weddings in attire just as splendid as the clothes worn by the bride! This bridegroom’s pouch or pothu is made of cotton and lavishly embroidered with fishbone and running stitches, accentuated by a fringe of wool felt pom poms and glass beads. The bride wears a special hair braid with similar pom poms. Rabari grooms use pouches like this to store flax seeds and grain, which they will toss into a fire during the wedding.

Image: Bridegroom’s pouch. Kutch, Gujarat, India. C.1960-89. Accession number: T.1999.89

#SouthAsianHeritageMonth #SAHM #Rabari #Kachchh #Kutch #Pothu #EmbroideredPouch #WeddingGarments #IndianTextiles #WeddingCustoms

The colours in this wonderful #Sari (2016) remind me of the vibrant sunsets we see this time of year.A handwoven #Jamdan...
04/08/2021

The colours in this wonderful #Sari (2016) remind me of the vibrant sunsets we see this time of year.

A handwoven #JamdaniSari - one of the rarest and most sophisticated examples of handloom weaving today.

Produced in #Bengal #India #SAHM #SouthAsianHeritageMonth #UnknownArtist

Accession Number: T.2018.14

More info
http://ow.ly/iL0m50FJfKC

The colours in this wonderful #Sari (2016) remind me of the vibrant sunsets we see this time of year.

A handwoven #JamdaniSari - one of the rarest and most sophisticated examples of handloom weaving today.

Produced in #Bengal #India #SAHM #SouthAsianHeritageMonth #UnknownArtist

Accession Number: T.2018.14

More info
http://ow.ly/iL0m50FJfKC

Today is #NationalPlayDay and to celebrate we are running outdoor play activities in our Art Garden and Park.We have tea...
04/08/2021

Today is #NationalPlayDay and to celebrate we are running outdoor play activities in our Art Garden and Park.

We have teamed up with our brilliant friends @pentagonplayuk to provide water play, chalk drawing, potion stations and mud painting - all designed to get children playing outdoors and together again, after the pandemic.

These workshops will take place outside in our Art Garden and Park.

You can drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm and there is no need to book.

If you are planning to visit inside the gallery, as well as enjoying these outdoor activities, please book your FREE entry ticket in advance through our website.

Please note: these activities are free and drop in so we expect them to be busy. During busy times you may need to be patient and help us maintain a safe environment for all. If we are at full capacity when you arrive, don't worry we have our #WellyWalk booklets and #ParkTrails available to encourage you and your family to explore the art and nature in our park and don't forget we have a play park nearby too.

The health and safety of our staff, visitors, volunteers and community remains our number one priority. We want to ensure that everyone who visits us has a wonderful time, and also feels safe and comfortable.

Visit our website to see some of the measures we're taking for Outdoor Art Club this summer.

We can't wait to welcome you back!

#SsummerOfPlay #FunFriendsFreedom #PlayOutdoors

Today is #NationalPlayDay and to celebrate we are running outdoor play activities in our Art Garden and Park.

We have teamed up with our brilliant friends @pentagonplayuk to provide water play, chalk drawing, potion stations and mud painting - all designed to get children playing outdoors and together again, after the pandemic.

These workshops will take place outside in our Art Garden and Park.

You can drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm and there is no need to book.

If you are planning to visit inside the gallery, as well as enjoying these outdoor activities, please book your FREE entry ticket in advance through our website.

Please note: these activities are free and drop in so we expect them to be busy. During busy times you may need to be patient and help us maintain a safe environment for all. If we are at full capacity when you arrive, don't worry we have our #WellyWalk booklets and #ParkTrails available to encourage you and your family to explore the art and nature in our park and don't forget we have a play park nearby too.

The health and safety of our staff, visitors, volunteers and community remains our number one priority. We want to ensure that everyone who visits us has a wonderful time, and also feels safe and comfortable.

Visit our website to see some of the measures we're taking for Outdoor Art Club this summer.

We can't wait to welcome you back!

#SsummerOfPlay #FunFriendsFreedom #PlayOutdoors

This stunning piece is a wedding veil or lodki made by the Vagadia Rabari people, who live in Kachchh. Rabari women are ...
03/08/2021

This stunning piece is a wedding veil or lodki made by the Vagadia Rabari people, who live in Kachchh. Rabari women are known for their wonderful embroidery. Located in the extreme north-west of India, Kachchh is situated close to Pakistan. This tie-dye design veil is referred to as a ‘sat batali’. It has been embroidered with medallions along the centre seam, which are there to protect the wearer from evil and impurities. Do you follow any special customs at weddings to protect the bride or groom?

Image: Wedding veil (vagadia rabari lodki). Kachchh, Gujarat, India. C.1950-59. Accession number: T.1999.30

#SouthAsianHeritageMonth #SAHM #Rabari #VagadiaRabari #Kachchh #Kutch #Lodki #SatBatali #WeddingVeil #IndianTextiles #WeddingCustoms

This stunning piece is a wedding veil or lodki made by the Vagadia Rabari people, who live in Kachchh. Rabari women are known for their wonderful embroidery. Located in the extreme north-west of India, Kachchh is situated close to Pakistan. This tie-dye design veil is referred to as a ‘sat batali’. It has been embroidered with medallions along the centre seam, which are there to protect the wearer from evil and impurities. Do you follow any special customs at weddings to protect the bride or groom?

Image: Wedding veil (vagadia rabari lodki). Kachchh, Gujarat, India. C.1950-59. Accession number: T.1999.30

#SouthAsianHeritageMonth #SAHM #Rabari #VagadiaRabari #Kachchh #Kutch #Lodki #SatBatali #WeddingVeil #IndianTextiles #WeddingCustoms

#DidYouKnow that it is currently #SouthAsianHeritageMonth? We hope this lovely kantha stole brightens up your Monday! Em...
02/08/2021

#DidYouKnow that it is currently #SouthAsianHeritageMonth? We hope this lovely kantha stole brightens up your Monday! Embroidered in coloured cotton with a simple but beautiful running stitch, this stole displays a wonderful menagerie of animals complemented by various flowers. Made in India during the 1990s, it is luxuriously backed with white silk.

Image: Silk kantha stole. Bengal, India. C.1990-97. Accession number: T.2003.657

#IndianTextiles #Kantha #Stole #SAHM #Embroidery

#DidYouKnow that it is currently #SouthAsianHeritageMonth? We hope this lovely kantha stole brightens up your Monday! Embroidered in coloured cotton with a simple but beautiful running stitch, this stole displays a wonderful menagerie of animals complemented by various flowers. Made in India during the 1990s, it is luxuriously backed with white silk.

Image: Silk kantha stole. Bengal, India. C.1990-97. Accession number: T.2003.657

#IndianTextiles #Kantha #Stole #SAHM #Embroidery

Happy Yorkshire Day to our friends across the Pennines! Girtin’s watercolour of Knaresborough illustrates the beauty of ...
01/08/2021

Happy Yorkshire Day to our friends across the Pennines! Girtin’s watercolour of Knaresborough illustrates the beauty of part of England’s largest county wonderfully, we almost feel like we’re actually there! Today we encourage you to celebrate all that is great about Yorkshire, from the county’s natural beauty to its rich history and, of course, one of Yorkshire’s most important exports; the one and only Sean Bean.

Today is doubly important because it is also the anniversary of the Slavery Abolition Act, which led to the emancipation of enslaved people from some British colonies, coming into force in 1834. In reality, however, the act only immediately affected children under the age of six, with other enslaved people still being bound to those who enslaved them as ‘apprentices.’ It was not until 1838 that emancipation for enslaved people in the British Empire became legal for enslaved people of all ages. William Wilberforce, a Yorkshire MP, was one of a number of abolitionists who campaigned for an end to the transportation of enslaved people from Africa as goods to British colonies- which was made illegal in 1807. He died shortly after the after the Slavery Abolition Act was passed through the House of Commons in 1833. Today his legacy is being re-examined by some in relation to the contributions of other abolitionists. Questions have been asked about whether he went far enough to try to end aspects of slavery and the slave trade.

The abolitionist cause was not just aided by British abolitionists. Tireless campaigning by Africans who had experienced enslavement helped to better educate the public about the evils of slavery. Memoirs and testimonies from Olaudah Equiano, Ottobah Cugoano and Ignatius Sancho provided powerful tools for the abolitionist cause.

Image: Thomas Girtin (1775-1802), ‘A distant view of Knaresborough, Yorkshire, from the South East’, c.1801. Accession Number: D.1928.7

#OnThisDay #OTD #YorkshireDay #Yorkshire #ThomasGirtin

Happy Yorkshire Day to our friends across the Pennines! Girtin’s watercolour of Knaresborough illustrates the beauty of part of England’s largest county wonderfully, we almost feel like we’re actually there! Today we encourage you to celebrate all that is great about Yorkshire, from the county’s natural beauty to its rich history and, of course, one of Yorkshire’s most important exports; the one and only Sean Bean.

Today is doubly important because it is also the anniversary of the Slavery Abolition Act, which led to the emancipation of enslaved people from some British colonies, coming into force in 1834. In reality, however, the act only immediately affected children under the age of six, with other enslaved people still being bound to those who enslaved them as ‘apprentices.’ It was not until 1838 that emancipation for enslaved people in the British Empire became legal for enslaved people of all ages. William Wilberforce, a Yorkshire MP, was one of a number of abolitionists who campaigned for an end to the transportation of enslaved people from Africa as goods to British colonies- which was made illegal in 1807. He died shortly after the after the Slavery Abolition Act was passed through the House of Commons in 1833. Today his legacy is being re-examined by some in relation to the contributions of other abolitionists. Questions have been asked about whether he went far enough to try to end aspects of slavery and the slave trade.

The abolitionist cause was not just aided by British abolitionists. Tireless campaigning by Africans who had experienced enslavement helped to better educate the public about the evils of slavery. Memoirs and testimonies from Olaudah Equiano, Ottobah Cugoano and Ignatius Sancho provided powerful tools for the abolitionist cause.

Image: Thomas Girtin (1775-1802), ‘A distant view of Knaresborough, Yorkshire, from the South East’, c.1801. Accession Number: D.1928.7

#OnThisDay #OTD #YorkshireDay #Yorkshire #ThomasGirtin

Happy Birthday to Henry Spencer Moore, born #OnThisDay in 1898. Moore showed an interest in art from an early age but wa...
30/07/2021

Happy Birthday to Henry Spencer Moore, born #OnThisDay in 1898. Moore showed an interest in art from an early age but was encouraged to instead pursue a career as a teacher. After being injured by gas attacks during World War I, Moore was able to attend Leeds School of Art in 1919 thanks to an ex-serviceman’s grant. This would not be the only time that his career was influenced by the effects of war; during World War II Moore was recruited as a war artist and produced his famous works depicting people who were taking shelter in the London Underground during the Blitz.

The son of a Yorkshire miner himself, Moore worked underground in the mines of Yorkshire to produce a series of coal mine drawings. Moore’s works often seem to focus on the landscape and the human body.

Image: Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986), Miners at Work, c.1941-1943. D.1947.36 © The Henry Moore Foundation

#OTD #HenrySpencerMoore #HenryMoore #YorkshireMines #YorkshireLandscapes

Happy Birthday to Henry Spencer Moore, born #OnThisDay in 1898. Moore showed an interest in art from an early age but was encouraged to instead pursue a career as a teacher. After being injured by gas attacks during World War I, Moore was able to attend Leeds School of Art in 1919 thanks to an ex-serviceman’s grant. This would not be the only time that his career was influenced by the effects of war; during World War II Moore was recruited as a war artist and produced his famous works depicting people who were taking shelter in the London Underground during the Blitz.

The son of a Yorkshire miner himself, Moore worked underground in the mines of Yorkshire to produce a series of coal mine drawings. Moore’s works often seem to focus on the landscape and the human body.

Image: Henry Spencer Moore (1898-1986), Miners at Work, c.1941-1943. D.1947.36 © The Henry Moore Foundation

#OTD #HenrySpencerMoore #HenryMoore #YorkshireMines #YorkshireLandscapes

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lovely visit to the Gallery on Sunday; first one since lockdown. Easy booking and check-in, and felt safe inside and easy to physically distance from others. Outsider Art exhibition was worth seeing.
ANGELUS, currently on display at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead.
Great cafe with light and airy views all round
Took this on Sunday and thought it was ok 😊
Hello. I just got a ticket for “Commemorating the Partition of India” via eventbrite. However, do not have any idea of schedule and can’t seem to find info anywhere on your FB or webpage. Will there be talks, arts, workshops and what times? Thanks. Angela
it is quite disappointing. it was loud, poorly organised, empty,... hopeful they can improve upon it.
Event today The Whitworth
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Does the Whitworth have a gardens team? It was a surprise to see several diseased Buxus in the gardens today. Surely good practice would dictate to get the diseased ones out, and quickly
I am shocked that I am unable to visit the Whitworth Art gallery since I cannot get there except by car. I am ulterly relyible on my car, cannot use public transport due to its unrelaibity, useless for a wheelchair. But Manchester City Council insist I must use buses etc. Shame on the Council!
Isn't it Walter Crane's birthday?