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

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Colourful Tameside

  • 20 March — 25 April 2015 *on now

TAMESIDE’S budding artists can now see their work on public display at the borough’s annual schools art exhibition. This year the primary and secondary schools exhibitions have been merged to fill the whole gallery space at Central Art Gallery. Works from children aged 4 up to aged 18 are on display making this a real celebration of young creative talent in the borough.

This year’s theme ‘Colourful Tameside’ has filled the gallery with the brightest and liveliest works. The twelve schools who have participated have interpreted the theme in a variety of ways, from sculptures to watercolour paintings to photography. Some have been inspired by local scenery while others have drawn inspiration from famous artists.

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

  • 28 April 2015 10am-1pm
  • 12 May 2015 10am-1pm
  • 26 May 2015 10am-1pm
  • 9 June 2015 10am-1pm
  • 23 June 2015 10am-1pm
  • 14 July 2015 10am-1pm
  • 28 July 2015 10am-1pm
  • 11 August 2015 10am-1pm
  • 25 August 2015 10am-1pm
  • 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

  • 8 May 2015 10am-1pm
  • 22 May 2015 10am-1pm
  • 12 June 2015 10am-1pm
  • 26 June 2015 10am-1pm
  • 10 July 2015 10am-1pm
  • 24 July 2015 10am-1pm
  • 14 August 2015 10am-1pm
  • 28 August 2015 10am-1pm
  • 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+