Temporary Exhibitions

Our diverse programme of temporary exhibitions changes throughout the year. Our current exhibition programme includes:

Fashion and Freedom

Co-commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery and 14-18 NOW, this exhibition examines the legacy of the First World War in regards to women's fashion in the 21st century.

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Medals for the Future

Ceramicist Claire Twomey’s installation of porcelain medals is a lasting record of the historic Armistice centenary. A hundred medals rest upon wooden benches, a fragile memento of a moment when people gathered to remember.

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Making Peace

During the centenary year of the Armistice, four artists have been observing how visitors to the Arboretum reconcile themselves with past conflicts. Each artist has created a piece of artwork inspired by the Arboretum and the deeply personal ways that people try to make peace.

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