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Enjoy art events around the Manchester and the North West as we work towards Manchester Art Fair on 4-6 November 2022.

Events Diary

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  • Harry Meadley: Free-for-All

    23 Jul 2022 Touchstones Rochdale
    Artist Harry Meadley likes to turn whole galleries into works of art and thinks public spaces are for everyone, so he’s turned the gallery spaces of Touchstones over to the people of Rochdale! Followi ...
  • Until It Looks Like This

    16 Jul 2022 Venture Arts at People's History Museum
    ‘Until It Looks Like This’ showcases the work of 12 Venture Arts artists and takes it name from Liam Ashworth’s ‘Stir Fry book’, which features in this brand new summer exhibition. The launch on Satur ...
  • Rachel Goodyear: Stirrings

    15 Jul 2022 Salford Art Gallery & Museum
    Stirrings is a major solo exhibition by internationally recognised north-west based artist Rachel Goodyear. It has been co-commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery and the University of Salford Art Collecti ...
  • TONY HEATON: ALTERED

    09 Jul 2022 The Grundy, Blackpool
    altered is a major solo exhibition by British sculptor and disability rights activist, Tony Heaton OBE. The exhibition explores Heaton’s sculptural practice from his early disability rights activism a ...
  • Tracing the Art of a Stolen Generation: the child artists of Carrolup is an exhibition presented by Curtin University, with the Carrolup Elders Reference Group. It is curated by Michelle Broun with Dr ...
  • Global Arts Manchester #cre8

    07 Jul 2022 The Whitworth
    Our creativity and energy is our synergy and unity. We have to make art. Global Arts Manchester aka GAM, started in 2016 working with community partners and residents’ groups to give space and access ...
  • Claire Partington at the Walker

    02 Jun 2022 Walker Art Gallery
    London-based ceramic artist Claire Partington is showing at the Walker for the first time. The Walker’s collections have inspired this major new commission, presented by the Contemporary Art Society. 
  • British Art Show 9

    27 May 2022 Manchester Art Gallery
    The British Art Show is the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK and it is widely acknowledged as the most important recurrent exhibition of contemporary art produced in this count ...
  • Pivot Editions

    27 May 2022 Castlefield Gallery
    Affordable editioned work by five artists based across the North West.  Artists: Pat Flynn, Garth Gratrix, Bridget O’Gorman, Salma Noor and Chester Tenneson.   These five artists are currently taking ...
  • Collection: Launching the British Pop Archive

    19 May 2022 John Rylands Library
    The British Pop Archive brings together the records and artefacts of UK popular culture, youth culture and counter culture from the post-war period to the present day. These collections represent the ...
  • Tina Dempsey: soil.asleep.chill

    17 May 2022 The Whitaker Museum, Rawtenstall
    For the two new Whitaker commissions; The Old Entrance and The Banners, Tina Dempsey spent time exploring The Whitaker’s eclectic collections and the grounds in which it sits. The resulting installati ...
  • Radical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man at Chatsworth features eight existing sculptures and four works built on site. These include three new participatory sculptures that will be created in the par ...