The Portico Library

The Portico Library
57 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HY
  • Telephone 0161 236 6785
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  • Website www.theportico.org.uk
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Anything Goes: Lecture

Tilleke Schwarz hails from The Netherlands where she stitches visually poetic "maps of modern life". In her engagement with contemporary life, her work is reminiscent of graffiti. But unlike graffiti her work is hand embroidered with very fine stitches and lovely colors. Tilleke includes anything that amazes, moves, or…

Fri 9 Jun

Free / 0161 236 6785

  • 16:00 – 17:00

Cut Cloth Contemporary Textiles And Feminism

Cut Cloth contemplates the rise in popularity of art textiles and its impact on its value as a specifically feminist mode of expression. Once a belittled and marginalized medium, it was a radical act [in itself] to bring women's work into the gallery space. Artists looked to both subvert and celebrate textiles in order to…

Fri 9 Jun

Free / 0161 236 6785

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Don't Blow it Handkerchief Workshop With Sarah Corbett

Sneak a message under the nose of someone who could seriously influence positive change and help them to do so. Instead of being an aggressive activist, be a critical friend. It's not only a loving thing to do, it can be more effective. Your local politician probably gets dozens, if not hundreds of letters and emails…

Sat 8 Jul

£20 / 0161 236 6785

  • 11:00 – 13:00

Made In Translation: Free Public Seminar With Alice Kettle & MMU

To accompany The Portico Library's May 2017 exhibition and artists' book 'Made In Translation', a free public talk and panel discussion will welcome visitors to the library on Friday 26th May from 6pm to 8pm. Focusing on the relationships between text, image, material and performance, the speakers will respond to…

Fri 26 May

Free, adv booking essential / 0161 236 6785

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Made In Translation: From Text To Material T Text

What is it to read? What is it to write? What is a living collection Brought together by leading international textile artist Alice Kettle, Made in Translation is a collaborative project between craft practitioners and researchers in Manchester Metropolitan University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and The Portico…

Fri 26 May

Free / 0161 236 6785

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sat 27 May

Free / 0161 236 6785

  • 11:00 – 15:00

Mon 29 May

Free / 0161 236 6785

  • 09:30 – 16:30
…and 5 more dates until 3 Jun

Workshop: Feminist Collaborative Knitting With Helen Davies

This workshop is an opportunity for you to get involved in a collaboartive knitted art work celebrating feminism. We will be knitting tube covers for a wire frame that will form a knitted word. Each small piece of knitting will contribute to the finished art work that will be presented at The Whitworth as part of the…

Sat 17 Jun

Free / 0161 236 6785

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Workshop: Making Space (In Your Head) For A New Work With Tilleke Schwarz

The focus of this workshop is on design, allowing participants to design a new work in their own style and tell their own stories. The workshop will start with experiments in mixed media and collage. These techniques on paper allow students to feel completely free to try out new ideas. Participants will enjoy the…

Sat 10 Jun

Free / 0161 236 6785

  • 11:00 – 16:00

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