Manchester Jewish Museum



2 July – 3 October 2021.


Manchester Jewish Museum's Ladies Gallery


Included in general admission (£6 full, £5 concessions)

The long waited, weighted, gathering

With Manchester International Festival 2021 (MIF21)

Manchester Jewish Museum reopened this summer with a unique installation by Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost as part of Manchester International Festival 2021. The long waited, weighted, gathering will run from 2 July to 3 October 2021 to all museum visitors. It will be screened every hour from 11am to 4pm with a final screening at 4.45pm.

Laure transforms The Ladies Gallery of our breath-taking 1874 synagogue into an immersive experience where the voices of the past will surround you. Using film, sound and textiles, Laure will transport you through the synagogue’s history, surrounded by the echoes of the lives that once resonated there.

Known across the art world for her sumptuous, immersive films and installations, Laure is adept at toying with expectations and offering playful new ways of viewing the world. Originally from France, Laure won the Turner Prize in 2013 and has created installations for the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and represented France at the Venice Biennale international art exhibition.

Laure has collaborated with our own women’s textile group to create new materials for the installation. Like the women who sat in The Ladies’ Gallery before, these women’s voices will be felt through the installation.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the newly restored synagogue from a whole new perspective. All our visitors will have the opportunity to experience Laure’s installation as part of our general admission to the museum.

Commissioned by Manchester Jewish Museum and Manchester International Festival.
Produced by Manchester Jewish Museum.

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What to Expect when you visit
Laure Prouvost, Studio Prouvost and Grandma’s friends.
Teri Romkey, hilly hills manager of the 4th floor.
Maud Gyssels, birds eye view
Ciarán Wood, image cutter
Laura Seddon, producer
Nick Runeckles
Paul Cassidy
Berengo Studio
The Vectar Project
Manchester Jewish Museum’s Women’s Textile Group: Cynthia Adowa, Felice Beilin, Shelley Blackston, Marilyn Cohen, Hilary Edis, Diane Greene, Shosh Lewis, Oana Mancu, Samina Naveed, Linda Price, Rabia Salim, Jo Scorah, Samantha Sutherland
Film participants: Shelley Goldsmith, Sally Halon, Jenny Lee, Jo Scorah

‘The long waited, weighted, gathering’ by Laure Prouvost. Image by Michael Pollard.