Welcome to Friends of the Whitworth

Introduction

The Whitworth is undergoing a transformation!
Take a look at the Gallery's website for news and images of the ongoing works.
But don't despair - the Friends are still very active!
Check the Events lists for all news of the daytrips and outings running during that time.

Artist's impression of the New Development from the back of the Gallery

The Whitworth Art Gallery will re-open on Saturday October 25th 2014

News Headlines
2012 07 13 FOW visiting Beverley Minster
2012 09 05 Rose Cottage, Summer Room
2012 10 18 Painting by Radovan Kraguly, Llandudno, Oriel Mostyn.
2012 11 08 Pilkington Lecturer Andrew Graham Dixon with organiser Joan Gem
2013 05 29 Lynn Chadwick Exhibition, Abbot Hall, Kendal
2012 07 13 FOW visiting Beverley Minster
2012 09 05 Rose Cottage, Summer Room
2012 10 18 Painting by Radovan Kraguly, Llandudno, Oriel Mostyn.
2012 11 08 Pilkington Lecturer Andrew Graham Dixon with organiser Joan Gem
2013 05 29 Lynn Chadwick Exhibition, Abbot Hall, Kendal
Latest Articles
A precision building taking shape
Blog by Nicola Walker
Last week, we were pleased to welcome Jane Arthur, one of our HLF monitors to see how the new building is progressing. Jane is a freelance consultant for the museums, heritage and cultural sector and has been working with us on the project since we secured our HLF funding. She is particularly interested in an audience focused approach combined with an informed understanding of museum collection needs, and so has been assisting us in looking at how our Conservation Management Plan and Activity Plan work together.
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Selfridges Festival of Imagination
What's on and when in Manchester's first Festival of 2014
This is a festival of three halves (and yes, we know that’s not mathematically possible): a series of headline evening talks with some of the UK’s most successful artists, writers, musicians, actors and innovators, a clutch of hands-on lunchtime workshops and – drum roll please – the marvellous Pop-up Whitworth, an in-store version of Manchester’s gallery in the park. And all within the inspirational setting of Manchester’s best loved retail emporium, Selfridges. Read on for full event listings and booking details.
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Whitworth Exhibits Masterpieces by Turner in London
New post by Nicola Walker

As a major exhibition of 'Turner and the Sea' opens this week at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, 16 of the Whitworth's collection of 60 works by JMW Turner also go on exhibition in London in The Andrew Clayton-Payne Gallery in Old Bond Street.

Click on the NEWS page to Follow the Link for a short video & more information on the Exhibition which runs to the 8th December 2013

http://www.clayton-payne.com

The Whitworth Gallery will re-open in October 2014

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