It’s back to the future, for MK Gallery exhibition

MPMC MK Gallery early map of city
MPMC MK Gallery early map of city

An exhibition looking back on the history of Milton Keynes opens in December.

The event, Future City, provides a backdrop for MK Gallery’s expansion plans.

The exhibition includes a range of inspiring material from the early days of Milton Keynes, including paintings, drawings and models by artists Boyd & Evans, Stephen Gregory and Helmut Jacoby.

The exhibits will accompany an insight into the work of architectural practice 6a which has been appointed to design the gallery’s expansions.

The displays will be complemented by a community section and social space including iconic marketing material from early MK and memorabilia from residents and Milton Keynes school pupils in response to a ‘Design your MK Gallery’ brief.

The exhibition will also provide context for wide-ranging, experimental and provocative discussions around Milton Keynes city centre, past, present and future.

Talks will include, Why we came to Milton Keynes, on December 12, and What Does our Future Look Like? on December 19, featuring a number of speakers including MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman.

Speaking about the project, Anthony Spira, director of MK Gallery, said: “It is an honour to bring together such inspiring material and people who are crucial to the past, present and future success of Milton Keynes.

“We are delighted that the gallery can play a role in this exciting development and that our expansion can make a real difference to the city centre.”

For more details visit www.mkgallery.org