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