ManModSoc – a Modernist Society exhibition

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An exhibition of archive and contemporary photographs of Manchester’s 20th century urban fabric selected from a year long programme of volunteer led activities by the Manchester Modernist Society. The exhibition is divided into four parts: Hulme; Manchester 60s & 70s; Sacred Suburbs and Mooch. Hulme: When the Crescents were new – photographs of 1970s Hulme from the Manchester Metropolitan University Visual Resource Centre Manchester: 60s & 70s: Archive photographs selected from the Manchester Metropolitan University Visual Resource Centre. Sacred Suburbs: Archive images of Manchester‘s post war places of worship, selected by Angela Connelly and Matthew Steele from their ongoing research and blog ‘Sacred SuburbsMooch: Contemporary photographs taken by Stephen Marland whilst mooching around Greater Manchester, on a mission to photograph the vernacular and the unspectacular.

The exhibition will take place accross two venues:

ManModSoc (venue1) Hodder+Partners SGI Studios 1 Kelso Place, Manchester M15 4LE 19/06/2015 – 26/06/2015: – 6pm (closed Sunday)

Private View – Thursday 18/06/2015 6pm-8pm (RSVP here)

Special Event (including 1960’s bus journey between the two exhibition sites and free entry to the Museum of Transport Greater Manchester) Saturday 20/06/2015 (free event – RSVP details here.). Bus depart Albert Square at 1pm.

Mooch (venue2) Museum of Transport Greater Manchester (cafe) Boyle Street Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8UW 19/06/2015 – 04/07/2015: 10am – 4.30pm (there is an admission fee to the museum) Open Weds/Sats/Sundays.

The exhibition is part of the AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2015: For all your suppport this year, thanks go to:

  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Art
    • North West Film Archive
    • Science & Engineering
    • Visual Resources Centre
  • National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • Hodder+Partners
  • Museum of Transport Greater Manchester
  • Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives
  • Peoples History Museum
  • Paterson Macaulay & Owens
  • Bruntwood
  • Fairhursts Design Group
  • Manchester Libraries
  • Trinity Methodist Church, Ancoats
  • The Whitworth
  • DS Colour Labs

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  • Lucy Atkins
  • Natalie Ainscough
  • Jim Backhouse
  • Chris Bamford
  • Richard Brook
  • Angela Connelly
  • John Davis
  • Martin Dodge
  • Martin Dexter
  • Nick Duke
  • Nick Dunn
  • Steven Dunville
  • Emily Gee
  • David Govier
  • Phil Griffin
  • Anthony Grimshaw
  • Jack Hale
  • Carol Hardie
  • Jonathan Hitchen
  • Claire Hodder
  • Stephen Hodder
  • Nicholas James
  • Zandra Klievens
  • Fr. David Lannon
  • Scott Miller
  • Stephen Marland
  • Johnny Marr
  • Jonathan Meades
  • Steve Millington
  • Stevie MacKenzie-Smith
  • Hannah Neate
  • Stephen Passant
  • Robert Proctor
  • Eddy Rhead
  • Matthew Steele
  • Sally Stone
  • George Turnbull
  • Thomas Ulrik Madsen
  • Maureen Ward
  • Mark Watson
  • Desmond Williams
  • Sophia White
  • Peter Wyeth


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  2. Reblogged this on Modern Futures and commented:
    As an off-shoot of the Modern Futures network the AHRC awarded the Manchester Modernist Society some funding to hold an exhibition and associated events. This is part of the AHRC Connected Communities Festival that is scheduled to take place in various locations around the country during the final two weeks in June. Information can be found on the AHRC website:

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