Central Art Gallery

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Central Art Gallery is a real gem. Located above the library on Old Street in Ashton-under-Lyne, these beautiful gallery spaces were once the studio spaces for the George Hegginbottom Technical Arts College. Today the former studios play host to a varied programme of temporary exhibitions with artwork from regional artists.

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Opening hours

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 12.30pm, 1pm - 4pm
Thursday: 1pm - 7pm
Saturday:10am - 1pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission charges

Please check before visiting.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
'In the Eye of the Minder' by Marc Leyland

Open Art Exhibition

  • 14 July — 26 September 2015 *on now

Open Art Exhibition 2015
The exhibition, which takes place at Tameside Central Art Gallery in Ashton, has been running for more than 20 years and is a wonderful opportunity for artists of all abilities to see their work exhibited in an established gallery.

The exhibition is always a very popular event and each year the skill and imagination displayed in many of the entries always impresses. Paintings range from traditional watercolours to more abstract oils and cover a variety of subjects. There are also photographs and examples of mixed media work.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

  • 8 September 2015 10am-1pm
  • 22 September 2015 10am-1pm
  • 13 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 27 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 10 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 24 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 8 December 2015 10am-1pm

Relax, Meet people, Share ideas, Get creative, Have a good chin wag.
Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced yarnster, this knitting group is for everyone (men included!)
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children



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Stitch in Time - Sewing Circle

  • 11 September 2015 10am-1pm
  • 25 September 2015 10am-1pm
  • 9 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 23 October 2015 10am-1pm
  • 13 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 27 November 2015 10am-1pm
  • 11 December 2015 10am-1pm

The group meets at Central Art Gallery every 2nd and 4th Friday every month in the morning from 10:00 - 13:00. Come along for the whole session or just drop in. It's free!
Whether you are new to sewing or an expert stitcher, this group is for everyone to come along to, learn new skills and most of all have fun!

Suitable for

  • 18+



Central Art Gallery
Old Street




0161 342 2650

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