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Focus on Family

Bluestairs Community Gallery
Saturday 16 February to Sunday 7 July 2019

Images tell stories and the experience of photography gives us so much more than the photograph.

Photography students from Pendleton Sixth Form College explore traditional methods of film and darkroom-based imagery. Working with relatives they collaborate to document family moments, holidays, activities and days out.

The students will curate an exhibition which not only captures the photographs they have taken, but also the images taken by the relatives they work with. This exhibition with family at the heart explores different generations working together, a real focus on family.

Beyond the Linear: Emma Lloyd

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 8 December 2018 to Sunday 28 April 2019

Emma Lloyd dissects, reforms and translates language, pushing it beyond its constraints and reconfigures it, challenging its structural boundaries.

Through installation, sculpture and printmaking, Emma explores the cognitive properties of sight, the shift between looking and reading, questioning not only what we see but how we interpret it.

We’re hosting an opening evening for this exhibition – register your place.

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Acquired: a century of collecting

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 3 November 2018 to Sunday 9 June 2019

Acquired showcases rarely seen paintings, ceramics, sculptures, prints and digital works by major artists such as Vanessa Bell, David Bomberg and Jacob Epstein through to Shezad Dawood, Yang Yongliang, Rachel Goodyear and Mandy Payne.

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Royal Academy Takeover

Temporary exhibition
Saturday 30 June 2018 to Sunday 24 February 2019

This year, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Ordsall Hall and The Lowry are bringing The Royal Academy to Salford to celebrate the institution’s 250th anniversary, made possible with Art Fund support.

Museums and galleries across the UK will take part in a nationwide programme of talks, events and exhibitions entitled RA250.

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