Top 5 Art Exhibitions and Events this October

A run-through of our top Art Exhibitions and Events in Manchester this month

October is here! The weather is turning, golden leaves are falling off the trees, and the ghosts and ghouls will be coming out to play. It’s also that time of year where everyone wakes up and wonders what the time is, and whether their phone changed the clock automatically or not!

The new month means new exhibitions and events. Here’s our featured favourites, but make sure you check out the What’s On Calendar to see what else is happening in the amazing city of Manchester!

MA Show at Home mcr

‘Manchester School of Art MA Show’

We had such a great time at the 2019 Degree Show, that we now can’t wait for the MA Show to follow. First shown at Holden Gallery, the exhibition will move to Home mcr for the remainder of the month. This exhibition shows the work of ‘MA and MFA Fine Art graduates that celebrates the outcomes of their studies and work as practitioners.’ This is a great way to see which artists are about to hit the real world, a great way to see who is up-and-coming.

Free. 12th Oct – 27th Oct. homemcr.org/exhibition/

Studio Party at Salford Makers

‘Join Salford Makers at their Islington Mill studio’

‘A celebration of all things new and freshhhhhh….’ There’s loads going on at the Salford Makers Party, from new launches, workshops, music, drinks and more! The makers there will be launching their new lines, and they’ll be new courses to sign up for too, including jewellery making, print design and clothes design!

Free Event. 10th Oct. This event is for over 18’s only. salfordmakers.com

Open Studios at Paradise Works

‘Open Studios 2019 will celebrate the group’s third year’

We love it when studio’s open their doors to everyone, and this month we not only have the Salford Makers party, we have the Paradise Works party too! This weekend hosts so many events, from exhibition launches, art sales, new works from their Artist in Residence, DJs on Saturday night and a Hangover tour on Sunday to help with the sore head!

Free Event. Sat 12th and Sun 13th Oct. paradise-works.com/news

Manchester Art Fair and Manchester Central

‘Manchester Art Fair is one of the UK’s most ambitious art fairs.’

Head to Manchester Central for one of the largest art fairs in the UK! Here you will find ‘modern & contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and more!’ Alongside all the stalls, ‘there’ll be a host of activities and events to watch and take part in.’ There’s a Kids Area, printmaking demos and framing advice and talks! There is literally loads to see and do and it is great that such a huge event is hosted here in Manchester.

Ticketed Event. Fri 11th – Sun 13th Oct. manchesterartfair.co.uk

Composed From Silence at Saul Hay Gallery

‘Solo exhibition by Steven Heaton.’

If you haven’t yet worked it out yet, we are huge fans of Steven Heaton! So we are super excited for his new exhibition at Saul Hay Gallery. ‘’Composed From Silence’ is a collaborative project with art historian Sara Riccardi.’ This exhibition will showcase some of Heaton’s new work, which ‘​challenges our pre-conceived familiarity with the environment that surrounds us.’ Definitely one to check out, plus Saul Hay Gallery is a lovely space and a they owner’s there are great!

Free. Fri 4th Oct – Sun 27th Oct. saulhayfineart.co.uk

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Featured Image courtesy of Saul Hay Gallery

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