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Emily Allchurch: In the Footsteps of a Master

Emily Allchurch

About The Exhibition

Emily Allchurch: In the Footsteps of a Master at Manchester Art Gallery

Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign with The Art Fund, Manchester Art Gallery has commissioned Allchurch to make a new work based on the painting Albert Square, Manchester, 1910 by French Impressionist Adolphe Valette. This is the centrepiece of the exhibition.  Valette, who lived and worked in Manchester for many years, painted atmospheric views of the city, which are a favourite at the museum with residents and visitors alike. His works capture the essence of Manchester at the turn of the 20th century. Allchurch’s updated re-creation of Valette’s Edwardian cityscape reveals Manchester as the 21st Century city it is today, resonant with echoes of its historic past.

The exhibition will also showcase Allchurch’s celebrated Tokyo Story and Tokaido Road series, which pay homage to the 19th century Japanese printmaker Utagawa Hiroshige. Diplayed as lightboxes, her works reveal not only changes to the topography but also to Japanese society and customs. They will be shown alongside a selection of Manchester Art Gallery’s collection of exquisite but rarely seen original Hiroshige woodblock prints and some on loan from our partner, Whitworth Art Gallery.

Allchurch’s works are seamless digital collages, using hundreds of photographs, taken in urban environments today. The complex photographic images have a resonance with place, history and culture and deal with the passage of time and the changes to a landscape, fusing contemporary life with a sense of history.

To view the info on Manchester Art Gallery Website click here.


Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
M2 3JL


Tel: 0161 235 8888

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm, including bank holiday Mondays.

Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm.

Closed Good Friday 3 April 2015

Entry is free




V&A Museum of Childhood will be exhibiting Hidden Identities: Unfinished by Yvonne De Rosa

20 December 2014 – 28 June 2015

Hidden Identities: Unfinished by Yvonne De Rosa examines the lives of children and families living under adverse conditions who have no official identity in their country of residence. “The people I met were amazing, but in terrible conditions, fighting every day for their survival.”

The project was the result of a collaboration with Hope and Homes for Children, an international charity that works to prevent the breakdown of families and to ensure children grow up in a loving environment.

“Hidden Identities Unfinished powerfully demonstrates the strength of character the children have developed. Their sense of personal pride, community spirit and human kindness is to be celebrated and respected” - Sam Taylor Wood, Director and Artist.


V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)20 8983 5200

Open daily 10.00 – 17.45

Transport: Bethnal Green Tube / Bethnal Green Overground

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