Events and Exhibitions


Past Events and Exhibitions

Illustration of light blue background and figures dressed in different art forms including a camera
3 February 2024 to 28 April 2024

Taking place every two years, the Open Exhibition is the biggest celebration of Greater Manchester’s creative talent. Between Sat 3 Feb and Sun 28 Apr 2024, the HOME Gallery walls will be filled with 480 artworks created by you, selected by a panel consisting of art experts and community representatives.

A man with dark eyeliner on and in a suit, close-up portrait, looking away from the camera in an urban setting
12 January 2024 to 31 March 2024

Photographer, David Gleave, is exhibiting and celebrating ten years of image making at the Manchester Central Library, 12 January - 31 March 2024.

Black and white photo of high street shopping building layered and text about exhibition poster style
22 February 2024 to 27 February 2024

This exhibition from the Manchester School of Architecture aims to raise awareness about homelessness, the brutality of rough sleeping, and its dire consequences. This is a collaboration between
the WOAH (Without A Home ) & MSSA Photography society.

A cream coloured poster with an image of a green plant and key info about the Spark Artists Network exhibition including dates and featuring artists
9 December 2023 to 13 January 2024

The SPARK Network exhibition 'SPARK: Artists' Interventions in a Time of Crisis' is an exhibition of a network of north-west artists concerned with intervention in the climate crisis, at Rogue Project Space, Manchester.

13 January 2024, 14:00 to 15:30

Our Come and Chat sessions are friendly, relaxed and welcoming spaces to show your work, chat with photographers about their work and business and help you feel reconnected and inspired!

Two men kissing on South Bank, London in black and white
14 October 2023 to 5 January 2024

This year sees the return of photographer and Redeye member, Robert Watson, to Manchester’s iconic Central Library for a nearly four month exhibition, running from October 2023 to January 2024. Robert Watson is an internationally exhibited, award winning photographer with work in private collections throughout the UK and Europe. His portfolio spans over two decades. Many of Watson’s photographs are shot on film; using his Hasselblad and Leica cameras to produce the documentary and portrait photography for which Watson is held in high regard.

5 December 2023, 18:00 to 19:30

Do you have a project you would like some feedback on? Would you like to meet other photographers in the Manchester area?

Our Come and Chat sessions are friendly, relaxed and welcoming spaces to show your work, chat with photographers about their work and business and help you feel reconnected and inspired!

yellow background with black and white text saying Manchester Art Fair with the dates and location Manchester Central
17 November 2023, 17:00 to 19 November 2023, 16:00

Manchester Art Fair blurs the boundaries between the traditional and the contemporary, creating a friendly and unpretentious Northern art-buying experience. Immerse yourself in art on 17-19 November 2023 at Manchester Central. 

an orange flyer with text of the exhibition: title, date, time, place and a photo of the back of a man's head working at his desk in a bedroom with a cat lounging on the bed looking directly at the camera but out of focus
26 October 2023 to 14 November 2023

Work From Home by Johannes Pretorius is a photographic response to an increase in remote working arrangements. It surveys the places where personal and professional spheres intersect, and the people who live and work in them. It also raises questions about the implications of remote work on culture, society, and the economy. This work will be shown at The Carlton Club in Manchester in October-November 2023.

Yellow poster of powerhouse portraits exhibition with children
1 August 2023 to 31 October 2023

The Powerhouse Portraits exhibition has given out 99 disposable cameras to over 40 people ranging from 8 to 87 years old. Working with three groups over six weeks they ran a series of 18 workshops. Sessions were facilitated by Ian Johns and Nasima Bee giving participants the chance to learn photographic and creative writing techniques. The exhibition and publication highlight the workshop outcomes from the personal albums produced featuring photographs from workshop sessions and the participants day to day lives.


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