|Dates:||20 July 2009 - 30 July 2009|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
To prepare for Marina Abramovic Presents... the Whitworth's public spaces are now emptied of all art and design. This is the first time since the Gallery was reconfigured in the 1960s that it has been seen completely without its collection. Once Marina Abramovic Presents... has finished it takes from 20 July to 31 July to put the Whitworth's collections back on show.
During these periods the Gallery Cafe and Shop are open as normal and family activities take place in the green spaces around the Gallery. Each day Whitworth staff take you to see a special work or a behind-the-scenes space to give you a rare and unique view of the Whitworth and its collections.
Talks and Tours: repeated throughout each day at 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
Monday 20 July programme to be confirmed
Tuesday 21 July Sam Lackey, Assistant Curator (Fine Art), topic: Shadows
Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 July, programme to be confirmed
Friday 24 July Dominique Heyse-Moore, Assistant Curator (Wallpapers & Textiles), Four Slave Models, an Atlantic Textile Story
Saturday 25, Sunday 26 July programme to be confirmed
Monday 27 July Jennifer Harris, Deputy Director, Collecting Contemporary Textiles
Tuesday 28 July Frances Pritchard, Curator (Textiles), discusses The Manchester Indian - a textile exhibition in preparation
Wednesday 29 July Christine Woods, Curator (Wallpapers), Imitation Leather Wallcoverings - forerunners of blown vinyl? please note exact times are yet to be confirmed for this talk
Thursday 30 July Sally Olding, programmer of 'mintsource' activities for young people, talks about the Gallery's collections
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