Central Art Gallery

Central Art Gallery
Old Street






0161 342 2650

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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.
Examples of previous Open Art entries


  • 11 July — 20 September 2014 *on now

OpenArt is open to everyone who lives in Tameside and presents an opportunity for artists to get their works on the walls of the authority’s flagship gallery. There is no selection procedure. – If you enter your own original artwork – we will display it for you.

We normally have over 250 works on the wall and are hoping this will be a record year with so much creativity in the borough. All ages can take part.

Tameside OpenArt is a great chance to see the quality of work being produced by amateur and professional artists within the borough. Paintings range from traditional watercolours to more abstract oils and cover a wide variety of subjects. There are also photographs, and 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

  • 23 September 2014 10am-1pm
  • 14 October 2014 10am-1pm
  • 28 October 2014 10am-1pm
  • 11 November 2014 10am-1pm
  • 25 November 2014 10am-1pm
  • 9 December 2014 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