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Manchester Art Walk

18 Jun 2012

Starting in June, Manchester Art Walk will offer whistle stop tours of a number of popular exhibitions taking place in Manchester and Salford.

Manchester Art Walk will run bi-monthly and will usually incorporate three exhibitions from the city’s larger venues down to smaller pop up venues all within close proximity to each other. The walks will be fun, friendly, informal events and perfect for anyone interested in discovering more of Manchester and Salford’s visual arts scene.

The first Manchester Art Walk will take place on Wednesday 27 June.  It will be a little over a mile long and will visit three venues that are all part of We Face Forward, a huge city-wide series of exhibitions and events exploring the links between Manchester and West Africa as part of the London 2012 cultural festival. 

The walk will begin in the reception area of The Manchester Museum at 5:30pm and will visit the works of the Anansi Spider Stories, a popular character in West African and Caribbean folklore.

The walk will then move on to the Whitworth Art Gallery where there will be an introduction to the major new commission by Pascale Marthine Tayou, entitled The World Falls Apart, an interior forest populated by masks and sculptures, which spills out into the neighbouring park.

The walk will end at the Gallery of Costume where there will be an introduction to photographs by Malick Sidibé, Abderramane Sakaly, Soungalo Malé and Hamidou Maiga that are being shown alongside contemporary fashion pieces designed by British-Nigerian designer Duro Olowu. 

The cost is £4 and tickets can be purchased from:

For more information on the walks, visit the website at:

Additional information about the individual exhibitions can be found at:

Manchester Art Walk has been initiated and coordinated by Jennifer Dean with support from

For further information, please contact: