Vote for Manchester in Connect10’s Museums at Night bid!
The Connect10 competition is part of Museums at Night and in it museums and galleries will attempt to win an artist to work with them on an exciting project through a public vote. Manchester has been shortlisted in the annual Connect 10 competition and we need your votes to help turn an idea into reality. Multiple venues across Manchester including Manchester Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, and Whitworth Art Gallery are competing to host the artist Richard Wentworth for Museums at Night, the annual after-hours celebration of the best of Britain’s museums and galleries. We really want to ensure that Wentworth comes to us in May to head up a city-wide, cultural weekend that promises to be something else. Click here to vote now!
Richard Wentworth is a sculptor and curator whose work has changed the face of British sculpture. And what he wants to do in Manchester as part of Museums at Night this May looks intriguing to say the least. “I’d like to explore how things are assembled,” he says, “not just physically, with objects and collections, but socially, with people. Whatever the outcome of this collaboration, it will relate specifically to the compass of what the museum or gallery does.”
This will be a full weekend of activity that, kicking off with after-hours events at The Manchester Museum, the Whitworth and Manchester Art Gallery, will spill out across the city and into other venues such as the National Football Museum and John Rylands Library. It will be a mass observation of the passion behind collections big and small, and it’ll be for everyone.