The Whitworth

A few weekends ago, we decided to go on a little adventure.

Despite the adventure being practically on my doorstep, we braved the chilly weather and headed to a fairly magical place – The Whitworth.

Located near to the University’s nucleus, The Whitworth resides by the buzz of Oxford Road and the quiescent neighbourhood park.

The gallery opened its doors  following an amazing £15 million refurbishment, which now boasts a range of new and captivating collections.

We were invited to the Friends and Family preview so armed with cameras, we set out to capture the special event and I thought I would share it with you!

As soon as we stepped inside the gallery, we were greeted by lots of friendly staff and I felt such an exciting buzz in the atmosphere.

Throughout each room, the walls were mounted with a variety of art pieces – from traditional watercolours to contemporary collections. Even the floors were encased with shiny musical instruments and iron panelling. Stunning explosions which captured all rays of light hung from the ceiling. Gunpowder and ash clung to the walls of an enchanting room. Photos from a memorable summer lined a corridor and paper prints hung from a washing-line in another.

As you can tell, there certainly was plenty to see; pieces to be intrigued and inspired by. Rather than talking you through each piece, I captured all my favourite collections through a whole load of photos and Bogdan created this awesome video – to bring it all to life.

I would highly recommend a trip to the Gallery. It’s really is a perfect place for everyone in such a great location. I’ll meet you in the park shall I?

Whitworth Art Gallery

 

Whitworth Art Gallery

 

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

 

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery

 

Whitworth Art Gallery

Whitworth Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery


22nd February 2015
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6 Comments

  • Reply farmerswifeandmummy

    What amazing pics and it looks like an amazing place. So great to see local places. We are blessed in the north but I often forget what is on our doorstep

    27th February 2015 at 11:41 pm
    • Reply marianna larissa

      Thank you! Despite living in Manchester for five years, I still think there is so much left that I need to explore! Hopefully this will be the first adventure of many 🙂 Hope you had a great weekend – despite the rain!

      1st March 2015 at 4:14 pm
  • Reply Old Fashioned Susie (@OldFashionedSus)

    I need to visit after the refurb! Cant wait to see it- the photos you’ve taken are lovely

    6th March 2015 at 1:39 pm
    • Reply marianna larissa

      Hi Susie! I would highly recommend a visit – make a day of it and enjoy some cake and tea from the cafe too! Thank you for your lovely comment and hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

      7th March 2015 at 11:30 pm
  • Reply Beth Waterhouse

    Hi! I was just wondering, do you remember who the artist was that made the ‘washing lines’ of prints? I went a couple of weeks ago and it is bugging me not knowing, thankyou!

    18th August 2015 at 12:03 pm
    • Reply marianna larissa

      Hi Beth, thank you for your comment and apologies for my delay in replying – I’ve been away on holiday! I think the artist of the washing line of prints was Thomas Schütte. Hope this helps and you had a great time at the gallery! 🙂

      2nd September 2015 at 12:25 pm

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