Exhibition

Fun & Games: Playtime, past and present

20 Nov 2020 – 24 May 2021

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

The Portico Library

Manchester, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Gardens
  • Piccadilly Gardens
  • Manchester Piccadilly

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After a year in which many have experienced the challenging effects of social isolation, we invite you to discover our new exhibition ‘Fun & Games: Playtime, past and present’.
Explore films, paintings and objects by contemporary artists, alongside the Library’s unique 19th-century collection.

About

In 2020, people all over the world have found themselves separated from friends and loved ones for long periods. Games and hobbies have provided comfort and stimulation, offering fun and creative ways to pass the time alone or with our households, and opportunities to connect with others online.

The Portico Library first opened in 1806. Its books contain histories of games from that time, plus other volumes on play and pastimes that continue to have influence today. This exhibition presents these alongside artworks by Birungi Kawooya, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Gray Wielebinski, Hope Strickland and Polly Tayarachakul, plus activities inspired by the Library’s history and collection.

You can also visit the exhibition online here: theportico.org.uk/fun-and-games

Curators

James Moss

James Moss

Exhibiting artists

Gray Wielebinski

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

Polly Tayarachakul

Hope Strickland

Bob Bicknell-Knight

Bob Bicknell-Knight

Birungi Kawooya

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