Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections

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Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections is a museum, gallery and reading room and is open to the public to browse or research the unique collections, attend an event or to see our exhibitions.

The Special Collections Gallery features 3 exhibitions a year, showcasing our collections and artwork by regional and internationally acclaimed artists. We also have a programme of events each year including talks, workshops and tours.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00
Term Time only:
Thursday 10.00-19.00
Satuday 12.00-16.00

Closed: Sunday

Admission charges

Free Admission

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Image of Durdle Door, from 'Portrait of Dorset: The South East' (1960) Lithograph by Rena Gardiner

Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker

  • 12 September — 18 November 2016 *on now

Rena Gardiner (1929-1999) spent her life entirely devoted to her art, creating books, prints and paintings. She is best known for a series of guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside, each of which she wrote, printed and illustrated herself. This exhibition will include some of these guidebooks alongside paintings, pastels, linocuts and sketch-books and a display of work by some of the artists who influenced Rena including Eric Ravilious, John Piper and Edward Bawden.

The exhibition is based upon the book 'Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker' by Julian Francis and Martin Andrew, published by Little Toller Books in association with the Dovecote Press, 2015.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.specialcollections.mmu.ac.uk

Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections
Sir Kenneth Green Library
All Saints
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M15 6BH
England

Website

www.specialcollections.mmu.ac.uk

E-mail

lib-spec-coll@mmu.ac.uk

Telephone

0161 247 6107

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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