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Lothar Götz, Pool

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Painter Lothar Götz unveils a new, immersive site-specific wall painting filling the Holden Gallery.

About this event

Exhibition dates: 21 July - 21 August

Open Wednesday to Saturday 12 - 4pm

Lothar Götz is a painter responding to site, space and colour. His work spans from drawings and paintings to large scale wall paintings on interior and exterior walls of buildings. Götz is known for his use of abstract geometric forms and abundance of colour, responding to a space by its architectural characteristics and features.

“One of my first associations when visiting the Holden Gallery was a feeling like entering an empty swimming pool. The sense of a vast space which one has the urge to fill. Like the urge to fill an empty pool, I had the desire to fill the space with colour.” - Lothar Götz

Pool is a new commission which has transformed the Holden Gallery into a vibrant, colourful receptacle, completely altering the viewer's experience of the space. Götz has painted the full interior walls of the gallery, while the rest of the space has been stripped of all objects and freestanding walls.


· Admission to the Holden Gallery remains free.

· All visitors must book a timed entry ticket to manage capacity and ensure visitors can keep a safe distance apart.

Your Visit

· Access the gallery via our new Arts and Humanities building at the Portico entrance overlooking All Saints Park. The gallery will be signposted from there. There is wheelchair access into the gallery via this route.

· You can arrive anytime within your allotted hour on the ticket entry time.

· The University policy retains wearing face coverings indoors wherever possible. Our gallery team wear face coverings and we expect visitors to wear a face covering too. However, we realise it’s not possible for everyone including those with medical exemptions. There’s more information about face masks and exemptions here.

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The Holden Gallery is situated at the centre of Manchester School of Art, and housed in the original building which was built in 1880. The gallery space has remained an exhibition space since its initial purpose as the Textile Court, and retains many of its original architectural features. The Holden Gallery has a fully curated exhibitions programme that focuses exclusively on recent developments in international contemporary visual art.

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