Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery

At Manchester Art Gallery you can see large scale works which explore ideas of trade and cultural exchange and issues of migration and freedom of movement. Barthélémy Toguo’s enormous new commission Redemption, El Anatsui’s dazzling multi coloured textile sculpture and Nnenna Okore’s vast wall sculpture When the Heavens Meet dominate the main gallery. Another room is devoted to environmental issues explored from different angles with film, photography and painting. There are also works scattered throughout the historic building. Look out for Aboubakar Fofana’s new commission Obsession suspended from the atrium ceiling, Romuald Hazoumè’s masks, Emeka Ogboh’s soundwork outside the front door and Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Poupées Pascale (Pascale’s Dolls) which infect the historic galleries like a ‘colonial perfume’.

Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street
M2 3JL
United Kingdom

Free entry

Open Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm
Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm

0161 235 8888

0161 235 8899



Martin Barlow, curator of the exhibition Moving Into Space at the National Football Museum talks about the exhibition.

Barthélémy Toguo, Lucy Azubuike and Nnenna Okore, three of the exhibited artists, talk about their work and their interest in using materials which reflect the lifestyle and experience of the people of West Africa.

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Nine countries show off their talent as five city venues link up for a summer celebration. Helen Nugent in the Guardian

Street life, dazzling dress, social commentary and a riot of sensuous colour interweave in a rich assembly of West African art, writes Charles Gore in the Times Higher Education