Taking place from 6pm is a night of music, art and workshops. Whitworth Young Contemporaries is an arts program for young people aged 15-25, aimed at developing their interest in the work in galleries and museums. By providing opportunities for young people to work on projects within gallery spaces, the program allows for the cultural sector to be accessible to everyone.
After Twilight is a gallery takeover event by the Whitworth Young Contemporaries (WYC). This show has been developed and devised by the young people on the program, giving them great experience in working in galleries and creating art. The night is a direct response to the current Raqs media collectives exhibition called Twilight Language, taking place at the gallery. The event is free for the public to attend and is a great chance to visit the gallery after work or school. There will be live music featuring Sangy, Haleemah and KYSO, which has been created in collaboration with Band on the Wall, the live music venue in the city. There will also be art workshops and a film screening. This is set to be a great program perfect for art lovers to get a behind the scenes look at how young people interpret art. The workshops include mask making and light writing and you will be able to see an interactive installation and a reading. Come along and see how the current exhibition has been interpreted by the WYC group.
Taking place at the Whitworth Gallery, you can also enjoy a look around this beautiful and iconic arts venue in Manchester City Centre. The gallery is located on Oxford Road, one of the busiest streets in the city which is easily accessible by public transport.
The event is part of the Thursday late program, a chance to visit the gallery for special shows on Thursdays between 6pm and 9pm. Why not come along on the 22nd February and enjoy a free night of art and music.