Greater Manchester Art Galleries

Castlefield Gallery

2 Hewitt Street, Knott Mill, Manchester M15 4GB.
Tel: 0161-832 8034. Fax: 0161-819 2295.
Email: Website:
Castlefield Gallery is a major resource for contemporary visual artists
and their work. Founded by Manchester’s 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.

The Gallery

The Gallery, Manchester

113 Portland Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-237
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.

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

Stockport Art Gallery

Wellington 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.

Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham at Night
Photos Courtesy of Gallery Oldham, Felicity Aylieff Out of China exhibition
2008. Photographer Heini Schneebeli

Oldham Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham
Tel: 0161-911 4653. Fax: 0161-911 4669
Email: Website:

Gallery 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 setting out).

Bury Art Gallery

Bury Art Gallery

Moss Street, Bury BL9 0DR. Tel: 0161-253 5878. Fax:
0161-253 5915. Email:
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.

Fletcher Moss and Parsonage Gardens

Fletcher Moss Art Gallery, Didsbury


On 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 Botanical Gardens

See also: Didsbury

Rochdale Art Gallery

Rochdale Art Gallery

The 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.

Hawarth Art Gallery

Howarth Art Gallery

Hawarth 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).

Colin Jellicoe

Colin Jellicoe Gallery

Gallery 82 Portland Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-236
Fine arts in an independent gallery, including drawings, prints
and graphics.

The Barn Gallery

127-129 Portland Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161-237
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).

ImiTate© Gallery

Imitate Art Gallery, Longsight

623 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M12
4QA. Tel: 0161-225 1200.
Email: Website:
The ImiTate© 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.

ArTzu Gallery

ArTzu Gallery, Northern Quarter

Virginia House, 5 Great Ancoats Street, Northern
Quarter, Manchester M4 5AD. Tel: 0161-228 3001.
Email: Website:
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 absolute
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” .

Attic Art Gallery

Unit 1 Claybank Works, Back Rochdale Road, Bury
BL9 7AU.
Tel: (Mobile) 07946 433203. Email: 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, writer’s
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 Jones.

Mooch Art Gallery of Dreams

Mooch Art Gallery , Manchester

88 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester
M4 1LF.
Website: Email: 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.

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