Current Exhibitions

Collecting Malcolm Garrett: Snapshots from the world of tomorrow
11 September 2017 – 23 March 2018
Special Collections Gallery, 3rd floor, All Saints Library
This exhibition of books, clothing, toys and ephemera drawn from the personal collections of renowned graphic designer Malcolm Garrett highlights his compulsive interest in new worlds and futuristic design. From this diverse selection of objects it is clear that the work Garrett produced at Manchester School of Art, which in turn played its part in shaping a ‘new wave’ of music and fashion at the end of the 1970s, was inspired by the ephemeral, cultural media surrounding him as he grew up. The exhibition shows how the iconography of science fact, fiction and fantasy have had an enduring influence on his work and life.

Object and Context
5 – 23 February 2018
Spotlight Gallery, Ground Floor, All Saints Library
Showcasing a small selection of exhibition catalogues from the Library’s extensive art and design collection, alongside related objects from our Manchester School of Art Collection. Exhibition catalogues can range from a simple list of works to a collection of images and commentary on individual pieces. Some catalogues include interviews and essays which can act as a forum for a critical dialogue between an artist, curator and the viewer.