MK Gallery expansion starts

 Image: MK Gallery expansion visualisation. Image courtesy of 6a architects.

Image: MK Gallery expansion visualisation. Image courtesy of 6a architects.

This autumn work commences on MK Gallery’s expansion. The work will see the current building double in size and the creation of new cultural facilities in Milton Keynes. Reopening in 2019, the Gallery and its programmes will be transformed through doubled exhibition spaces for historical as well as contemporary art, a multi-purpose auditorium for film, music, dance and other activities overlooking the city’s green spaces, a dedicated learning and community space, excellent access facilities and a welcoming new café bar and shop.

MK Gallery Director Anthony Spira said:

It is a source of immense pride to be bringing what will be a world-class venue to Milton Keynes. The new building will be fully accessible so that we can provide the very best arts experiences for wide audiences and extend our work with families, community groups and those impacted by health, financial and social concerns. The arts are an incredible resource for creating cohesion between diverse individuals, nurturing wellbeing and ultimately creating stronger communities.’

Throughout construction, MK Gallery is delivering City Club, a programme of new art, performances, family activities, happenings and talks inspired by the original cultural plans for Milton Keynes. Further details can be found at www.mkgallery.org