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.
Hartshead Moonrise by Ken Massey

Tameside Oprn Art Exhibtion

  • 8 July — 8 October 2016 *on now

THE Tameside Open Art Exhibition is back again and, as usual it’s using the broadest of brushes.

Unlike other events of its kind it has no selection procedure, so it provides the ideal opportunity for artists of all abilities to get their work displayed in an art gallery.

The exhibition offers the public a great chance to see the quality of work being produced in the borough by the widest range of professional and amateur artists. Paintings range from traditional watercolours to more abstract oils and cover a variety of subjects. There are also photographs and mixed media work.

Most of the work within the exhibition is for sale at reasonable prices.

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.
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Stitch in Time - Sewing Circle

  • 9 September 2016 10am-1pm
  • 23 September 2016 10am-1pm
  • 14 October 2016 10am-1pm
  • 28 October 2016 10am-1pm
  • 11 November 2016 10am-1pm
  • 25 November 2016 10am-1pm
  • 9 December 2016 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+



Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

  • 13 September 2016 10am-1pm
  • 27 September 2016 10am-1pm
  • 11 October 2016 10am-1pm
  • 25 October 2016 10am-1pm
  • 8 November 2016 10am-1pm
  • 22 November 2016 10am-1pm
  • 13 December 2016 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



Central Art Gallery
Old Street




0161 342 2650

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.