The Whitworth, part of The University of Manchester, continues its record-breaking reopening year with four further exhibitions, announced today. Critically-acclaimed British artists Bedwyr Williams, Richard Forster and Cornelia Parker will each bring major shows to the gallery plus a show, Art_Textiles, which brings together works by artists from around the world who use textiles as a powerful tool for expressing ideas about the social, political and artistic. Bedwyr Williams (8 Aug 2015 – 10 Jan 2016) the renowned Welsh artist, invites the viewer to experience life as a chunk of quartz through an extraordinary sound and light installation, The Starry Messenger. From a tiny pebble caught in the terrazzo floor to the infinite enormity of the cosmos, visitors will traverse from the micro to the macro through mosaic, dentistry and amateur space exploration. First shown at the Venice Biennale in 2013, The Starry M

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