Announcing: The Student Weekender Programme

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Student Weekender 2013

 

Student Weekender 2013

Student Weekender 2013

Student Weekender 2013

Announcing: The Student Weekender 2013 (8-10 November)!

The Student Weekender 2013 (8-10 November) is a weekend of art, music and cultural events happening along Manchester’s student corridor (Oxford Road).

Come and find out what’s happening on your cultural doorstep during the Student Weekender. The student corridor is home to some of Manchester’s most iconic and forward-thinking cultural destinations. Manchester has artistic, architectural, musical, theatrical and creative breadth, comparable to any significant international city, including Manchester Museum, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Contact Theatre, Holden Gallery and The Cornerhouse.

Student Weekender FINAL update

The Student Weekender programme is coming soon…

For the latest updates, check out the event page.

Would you like to be a Student Curator for Wonders of the Natural World Student Social at Manchester Museum?

Role: Student Social Curators

For Student Event: Wonders of the Natural World Student Social, Saturday 9th November, 7-10pm.

Would you like to co-curate ‘Wonders of the Natural World’ a late night opening at Manchester Museum for students with live amphibians, music, workshops and natural world wonders to celebrate the re-opening of the vivarium? I am looking to work with 10 students on this project.

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Planning and Programming the Student Social

As a creative and engaging platform to animate the new vivarium and Nature’s Library, students will coordinate and programme a late night event for students at Manchester Museum. Students will programme/commission the music that is played (bands/djs), workshops, a tour of the gallery, all in response to the theme, Wonders of the Natural World.

Time commitment: Meet on Wednesday 16th October and then meet every week (Wednesday afternoon, 2-3pm) leading up to the event for approx one hour. On Saturday 10th November, students will need to be at the gallery from 5pm to set up the event. Outside of these meetings, idea generation, research and project coordination will be done via email/Facebook Group.

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please email: naomi.kashiwagi@manchester.ac.uk with the following information by Monday 14th October, 5pm:

* What course you are studying.
* Why you would value this opportunity (50 words approx)
* That you will be able to attend the first meeting on Wednesday 16th October, 2-3pm at Manchester Museum.

Background Information: The Student Social

The Student Social is part of Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery’s student-led programme and has run since 2010.

The Student Social is a student-curated programme of exhibition premieres, which acts as a platform for student talent, creativity and participation.

The Student Social provides a platform for students from different disciplines and universities to chat and network, engage with the exhibitions, socialise, take part in quirky social activities and participate in the cultural life of the city/the Manchester Museum.

This opportunity will enable students to gain professional insight and experience into working with and in a museum, learning through process and collaboration and contribute to the student experience at Manchester Museum and therefore impacting upon the student experience at University of Manchester.

Whitworth Weekending Volunteer Opportunity

Whitworth Weekending Volunteer Opportunity 

On 1st September 2013, Whitworth Art Gallery will be closing its doors fully, for the first time in its 120-year history. The gallery will be shut until next summer to complete the final stages of a historic re-development.

To celebrate this, from Friday 30 August – Sunday 1 September we’re holding Whitworth Weekending: a weekend of celebratory events, music, food and art to make the gallery and park teem with life. We want Whitworth Park to feel like a festival for everyone, so we can say thank you to all who make the Whitworth what it is, as this chapter in its long history comes to an end.

We are looking for a number of committed and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team in various roles, so we can make the weekend as warm and welcoming as possible.

These include:

- stewards and hosts

- artist liaison assistants

- production assistants

- runners

For further information and to register your interest please contact Kate Glynn at Kate.Glynn@manchester.ac.uk or call 0161 306 1773. The closing date for applications is 31.7.13. 

Whitworth Exhibition Launch Photo: WeAreTape.com

Come to WOW Student Social @Whitworth Art Gallery, Fri 7th June 7:30-10:30pm, Free!

Come to a late night event curated by students to celebrate the Wonders Of Whitworth Art Gallery, from when it became part of the University of Manchester in 1958 through to becoming a revitalised 21st century gallery in a park in summer 2014! There will be music, workshops and more! Huw Bunford from Super Furry Animals will here for one night only to play his Whitworth soundscape! All students welcome and it’s free! Check out the Student Engagement Manchester Facebook Event Page for the latest updates.

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Would you like to be a Student Curator for the WOW (Wonders of Whitworth) Student Social?

Role: Student Social Curators 

Event: WOW (Wonders of Whitworth) Student Social, Friday 7th June, 7:30-10:30pm

Would you like to co-curate a Student Social at Whitworth Art Gallery to celebrate the Whitworth Art Gallery’s past, present and future; from 1958, when it became part of University of Manchester to Summer 2014, when the gallery reopens as a revitalised 21st century gallery in a park? I am looking to work with 10 students on this project.

There will be two strands to the project that will take place between May and June 2013:

• Research and Development

• Planning, Programming and the Student Social event

Research and Development

Researching and collecting stories in relation to what the Whitworth Art Gallery and Whitworth Park have meant to students over the years and how they both can continue to enrich the student life in a new and exciting Whitworth Art Gallery when the gallery reopens in Summer 2014 (The gallery will temporarily close between the beginning of September 2013 and end of May 2014. At the Whitworth Art Gallery, the first phase of the Capital Project is currently underway and contractors are getting started on the new extension, designed by leading architects MUMA. This £12 million development will open up a staggering 396m2 of new gallery space and doubling the artwork on display, whilst creating a beautiful and inspiring environment).

MUMA Architecture Plans for Whitworth Art Gallery Capital Development Project

In terms of research, there will be more of a focus on the Whitworth’s historicity since it became part of the University of Manchester in 1958 (until the present day, looking at the different eras of the Whitworth Art Gallery and what the student experience looked like). This will include researching into and contacting University of Manchester alumni, (1958 to present day). It will also include prospective students and also secondary and post-16 students that currently come to the gallery, to hear their future ambitions for what they would like the student experience at the Whitworth Art Gallery and University of Manchester to look like, as potential future students.

Planning and Programming the Student Social

As a creative and engaging platform to animate this research the students will coordinate and programme a late night event for students at the Whitworth Art Gallery on 7th June 2013, 7:30-10:30pm, to celebrate and showcase the past, present and future of the Whitworth Art Gallery and Whitworth Park from students’ perspectives.

Students will have the opportunity to mark this exciting transitional stage of this university art gallery, the Whitworth Art Gallery, by celebrating its past, present and future.

The students will programme/commission the music that is played (bands/djs), workshops, a tour of the gallery, all in response to the theme; the past, present and future Whitworth Art Gallery.

Time commitment: Meet on 8th May at Whitworth Art Gallery and meet every week (Wednesday afternoon) leading up to the event for approx one hour. On 7th June, students will need to be at the gallery from 5pm to set up the event. Outside of these meetings, idea generation, research and project coordination will be done via email/Facebook Group

Background Information: The Student Social

The Student Social is part of the Whitworth Art Gallery’s student-led programme and has run since 2010.

The Student Social is a student-curated programme of exhibition premieres, which acts as a platform for student talent, creativity and participation.

The Student Social provides a platform for students from different disciplines and universities to chat and network, engage with the exhibitions, socialise, take part in quirky social activities and participate in the cultural life of the city/the Whitworth Art Gallery.

This opportunity will enable students to gain professional insight and experience into working with and in a gallery, learning through process and collaboration and contribute to the student experience at Whitworth Art Gallery and therefore impacting upon the student experience at University of Manchester.

COTTON: Global Threads Student Social

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please email: naomi.kashiwagi@manchester.ac.uk with the following information by Tuesday 30th April, 5pm:

* What course you are studying.

* Why you would value this opportunity (100 words max)

* That you will be able to attend the first meeting on Wednesday 8th May, 2pm at Whitworth Art Gallery (meeting will be about 1 hour).

I look forward to hearing from you.

Tomorrow: TACTILE TOO Launch at Whitworth Art Gallery

naomiblairkashiwagi:

Come to the TACTILE TOO launch at Whitworth Art Gallery tomorrow. TACTILE TOO is a contemporary textiles handling resource, showcasing the work of emerging Northwest textile makers.

Originally posted on Tactile Textile Resources:

TACTILE TOO Launch

Whitworth Art Gallery

7 March 2013 4 – 6 pm

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Laura-Jane Atkinson, detail from TACTILE TOO

Please do pop along to see TACTILE TOO…

TACTILE TOO is a contemporary textiles handling resource, showcasing the work of emerging Northwest textile makers. It can be used alongside the existing resource TACTILE in the gallery, or used in college or university setting.  Both resources will be available for students and practicing textile makers to look at, handle, be inspired by and gain an understanding of career paths.

Using textile materials in surprising ways, to be playful and express ideas are all common approaches used by the selected TACTILE TOO artists.

The artists are:

·      Laura-Jane Atkinson

·      Emma Blackburn

·      Karen Casper

·      Chloe Hamill.

TACTILE TOO imaginatively demonstrates how textiles can convey powerful messages using a range of innovative techniques and evocative materials.

Hope to see you there.

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naomiblairkashiwagi:

Listen to new commissioned soundscapes that animate the University of Manchester’s cultural wonders.

Originally posted on Cultural Wonders In The Mix:

Listen to the soundscapes that Huw has created for Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and John Rylands Library on Soundcloud!

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Student Opportunities at Whitworth Art Gallery: Knowledge Series, Tactile Textile Resources and Collections Boxes Training for students

Student Opportunities at Whitworth Art Gallery: Knowledge Series, Tactile Textile Resources and Collections Boxes Training for students

 We are looking for students who are interested in the following opportunity:
 
Knowledge Series Tours, Tactile Textile Resources and Collections Boxes Training for students
TRAINING DAY: MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY, 10-2PM, Whitworth Art Gallery- meet in reception
 
At Whitworth Art Gallery, we are looking for 10-12 students who would be interested in being trained to:
* Deliver Knowledge Series Tours
The Knowledge Series is a programme of exhibition tours by undergraduate/postgraduate students for Secondary and Post-16 students. Students working on Knowledge Series Programme will gain professional insights and tips on giving tours of exhibitions and will be able personalise their tour and interpretation of the exhibition for groups of Secondary and Post-16 students.
* Deliver Tactile Textile Resource sessions
Tactile Textile Resources are our contemporary textiles handling collections that have been designed with Post-16 students in mind. Students will be trained on how to use Tactile Textile Resources with Post-16 students, learn about Textile Conservation techniques and also have the opportunity to research the artists and talk about their work in relation to your interests and the Whitworth’s collections.
* Deliver session around the Themed Collection Boxes.
The Whitworth will be piloting sessions using Collection Boxes that are currently being curated. These will be A2 boxes that will have a selection of 2D works (mainly prints) from the Whitworth’s collection on a particular theme, including: Identity, Industry and Urban Life, Animals, Colour and Shape. You will have the opportunity to interpret and talk about these works in sessions with Secondary and Post-16 students.
TRAINING DAY: MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY, 10-2PM, Whitworth Art Gallery- meet in reception
If you are interested in being involved please could you email me:
* what course you are studying
* if you can attend the full training day
* Why you would value this opportunity and what you would like to achieve from the experience (50-100 words)
Deadline: Wednesday 13th February
Save the date: THURSDAY 7TH MARCH Launch of TACTILE TOO at Whitworth Art Gallery- time to be confirmed. TACTILE TOO is a contemporary textiles handling resource, showcasing the work of emerging Northwest textile makers.
Knowledge Series Tours

Ancient Worlds Student Social Photos

Here are some photos of the Ancient Worlds Student Social at Manchester Museum that nearly 200 students attended. It was co-curated by Archeology and Museology students from University of Manchester. The photos were taken by one of the Ancient Worlds Co-Curators, Carlota González Míguez. The event included:

* Newsicmoos DJs playing a curated set of Ancient Worlds inspired music including:

* Clay Tablet making workshops.

* An Egyptian-style make-up station

* A Tour of Ancient Worlds by Bryan Sitch (Curator of Archeology at Manchester Museum)

* Object Handling Tables

Ancient Worlds Student Social

Ancient Worlds Student Social