Greater Manchester Art Galleries
Below: Gallery Olham Photos Courtesy of Oldham Art Gallery ©
Bury Art Gallery
Moss Art Gallery,
Hewitt Street, Knott Mill, Manchester M15 4GB
Tel: 0161-832 8034. Fax: 0161-819 2295.
Castlefield Gallery is a major resource for contemporary visual
artists and their work. Founded by Manchesters Artists
Studio Association (MASA) in 1984, and recently re-located to
new premises which were designed by Manchester-based architects
ARCA in April 2002. This was made possible by an Arts Council
England Lottery Award, plus generous support from Crosby Homes
North West Ltd, Linn Products and Arts Council England North
West. The Gallery supports emerging and newly established artists
in the North West, throughout the UK and the rest of the world.
It boasts 6 main exhibitions per year and additional Project
Space exhibitions dedicated to emerging artists from the
North West. There is also an ongoing programme of live performance,
music and screening events aimed at encouraging awareness and
enjoyment of a wider range of contemporary art practice. Groups
and educational parties are welcomed and guided tours are possible
- please contact in advance to discuss your specific requirements.
There are disabled access and toilet facilities, and induction
loop and sign language facilities are available.
For more information on current and future exhibitions and events,
please visit their website.
Portland Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-237 3551.
Established in 1993, the Gallery shows contemporary British art,
with particular interests in young and new contemporary Northern
artists and the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
War Memorial Art Gallery
Road South, Stockport
(Corner of Greek Street). Tel: 0161-474 4453.
A fine neo-Classical building with an imposing approach on the
Main A6 Road heading south out of the town centre. Paintings
and sculpture of local and national importance on show all year
round as well as frequent special visiting exhibitions. Demonstrations
by local artists occasionally held.
Photos Courtesy of Gallery Oldham, Felicity Aylieff Out of China
Photographer Heini Schneebeli
Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL
Tel: 0161-911 4653. Fax: 0161-911 4669
Oldham is the new Art gallery and museum for Oldham set in a
unique and bold landmark building which cost £9 million to build
and forms the first phase of a new Cultural Quarter for the
town of Oldham.
The Collections Gallery is one of the largest and most varied
in the northwest of England, consisting of thousands of items
of fine and decorative art, photography, natural and social
history, geology and archaeology. Gallery Oldham forms the first
phase of a dynamic and ambitious new Cultural Quarter for Oldham.
Education and cultural diversity lie at the centre of Gallery
Oldham's work and its regular programme of events includes activities,
workshops and talks for people of all ages on a wide range of
subjects. Exhibitions feature Oldham's unique collections of
art, social and natural history alongside touring work, newly
commissioned and contemporary art, international art and work
produced with local communities. The new gallery building has
brought about an integration of the once separate museum and
gallery services and the gallery is involved in a whole range
of projects looking at local history and wildlife in and around
Oldham. The gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm
and admission is free. (Times may change - please check before
Street, Bury BL9 0DR. Tel: 0161-253 5878. Fax: 0161-253 5915.
Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10.00am-5.00pm. Admission free. The
gallery has a rare collection of Victorian art on permanent
display, the bequest of Thomas Wrigley, a local paper manufacturer
who died in 1880. The gallery opened in 1901 and houses an extensive
collection, including works by Turner, Constable, De Wint, Landseer
and Lowry. Part of the Bury Museum.
Moss and Parsonage Gardens
the A5145 next to Old Cock Inn, Didsbury, Manchester M20.
A small hidden-away
former art gallery which was devoted entirely to depictions of
scenes and events about or in Manchester. A charming setting and
well worth the time and trouble to find. A high walled garden
borders this Georgian house, named after Fletcher Moss, a Manchester
alderman who purchased it in 1884. There is a small orchid house,
many rare tree specimens, a rose garden and a rich and extensive
collection of herbaceous plants. Next door to Didsbury Parish
Church and Fletcher Moss
Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1QA. Tel: 01706 342154
This gallery has a permanent collection of Victorian and Edwardian
paintings on display and holds periodic exhibitions of contemporary
art by painters, photographers and sculptors.
Park, Manchester Road Accrington, Lancashire. Tel: 01254-233782
The Hawarth Art Gallery houses the largest collections of
Tiffany Glass anywhere in Europe, as well as other items of
glassware from the modern era. There is also a collection
of watercolours and oil paintings, and the gallery features
regular monthly special exhibitions of works by national as
well as local artists and crafts people. The building is a
beautiful example of Edwardian "Tudor" architectural style,
set in its own extensive grounds which are suitable for picnicking.
Open Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 2.00pm -5.00pm.
Closed on Fridays. Open all year round except for Christmas
Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday. Admission
free. (Please check before setting off as times may have changed).
82 Portland Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-236 2716.
Fine arts in an independent gallery, including drawings, prints
Portland Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-237 3551.
A fairly new gallery which promotes northern artists with
frequent exhibitions of contemporary art. Also available for
corporate entertaining. Open Monday to Friday 10.00am-5.00pm.
Thursday 10.00am-7.00pm. Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm. Sunday 1.00pm-4.00pm.
Admission free. Toilets, disabled access, no dogs, groups
and parties catered for. (Please check before setting off
as times may have changed).
Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M12 4QA. Tel: 0161-225
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Gallery is a unique public art venue that will showcase the
work of Artists near and far, from Manchester and beyond.
Call by regularly, and you will witness an ever changing display
of artwork that will beguile and inspire even the most jaded
of visitors. We are open for visitors from 1pm to 6pm every
Tuesday to Sunday.
House, 5 Great Ancoats Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester
M4 5AD. Tel: 0161-228 3001.
Email: email@example.com. Website: www.artzu.co.uk.
Gallery Opening Times: Tuesday - Saturday 11.00am - 5.30pm,
Sunday by appointment only, closed on Mondays. It
has been said there is a definite buzz about ArTzu Gallery
which is situated in the Northern Quarter and boasts a wide
range of vibrant canvases and artistic styles. Big names jostle
with artistic newcomers and the varying styles demonstrate
the breadth of the collection in this open and attractive
venue. With something for every palette, Nick Betney, the
owner, aims is to stimulate the taste buds of the connoisseur
collector as well as offering exciting enticements for the
Nick says "I wanted a spacious gallery where the artwork
was impressive but where people would instantly feel relaxed
as they come through the door".
1 Claybank Works, Back Rochdale Road, Bury BL9 7AU.
Tel: (Mobile) 07946 433203. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website:
The venue offers original art work and limited edition prints
for sale as well as a variety of sculptures and crafts by
talented local and international artists, craftspeople and
photographers. Arts & Crafts workshops, an Artist drop
in centre, writers classes and many more activites to
stimulate and enhance creativity are also on offer. Opening:
10.00am - 4.00pm Wednesday to Saturday. 12noon - 4.00pm Sunday.
Closed Monday and Tuesday. Run
by proprietor Karen
Art Gallery of Dreams
Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LF.
Website: www.mooch-art.co.uk. Email: email@example.com.
Tel: 0161-923 4639.
Mooch Art is a new and unique art gallery in Manchester. Located
on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter, Mooch is dedicated
to fostering emerging talent and giving both local and national
artists the opportunity to display and sell their work. These
artists show spectacular creativity and innovative thinking
and are rising stars in the art world. In the early stages
of their careers, their artwork will represent the best value
for money and may be the best investment you can make. Focusing
on original and affordable wall art, Mooch Art is the most
innovative and fastest growing art gallery in Manchester.
The gallery opening times are: 11am - 6pm Tuesday - Saturday,
closed Sunday and Monday.