Future City

Helmut Jacoby, Milton Keynes City Centre, Completion 1990, (1974)


6 December 2013 - 5 January 2014

This December, MK Gallery presents Future City, an exhibition and events programme that looks back at the utopian origins of Milton Keynes in order to consider aspects of its future, providing a backdrop for MK Gallery’s exciting 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. This accompanies an insight into the work of architectural practice 6a who have been appointed to design the Gallery’s expansion, with source material from the studio and elements related to previous projects. Alongside these displays is a community section and social space including iconic marketing material from early MK and new contributions from local residents including submissions by Milton Keynes school pupils in response to a ‘Design your MK Gallery’ brief.

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

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.”

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