Dark Matters: Works from the Collection is now open at the Whitworth. Drawing on our fantastic  collection of prints, drawings and paintings, this exhibition forms part of the wider Dark Matters: Shadow – Technology – Art exhibition due to open on Saturday 24 September. The exhibition reveals ideas surrounding shadow as captured by artists in a variety of medium. Artists on show include Turner, Rembrandt, Rachel Whiteread, Paula Rego, Francis Bacon and Anish Kapoor.

The contemporary exhibition opens this Saturday and features ten internationally acclaimed artists who engage with a range of technologies, media and machinery to explore ideas surrounding shadow, darkness and illusion.

There are a range of activities, film screenings and after hours events on offer – a perfect way to spend the ever darkening days and nights.

Both exhibitions run until 15 January 2012. For more information visit http://www.darkmattersart.com