Beyond Landscapes Exhibition

‘Beyond Landscapes’ is our upcoming, open call exhibition where we look deeper into what ‘landscape art’ can be.

We want this exhibition to not only show painted landscapes of natural scenes, but abstract work, cityscapes and even landscape themed sculptures – all from Greater Manchester artists.

This exhibition will be displayed in the amazing Saul Hay Gallery, and is open for all to come along and see a huge variety of work from talented, Manchester artists, all exploring what ‘landscapes’ means to them.

Launching with a private view, Wednesday 17th August, the exhibition runs to Sunday 28th August and is free to attend!

‘Beyond Landscapes’ exhibition is our first, themed, open call exhibition. We want to shine a light on artists of Greater Manchester that explore what the term ‘landscape’ means to them. Whether this be a painting of the rolling hills in the countryside, or a detailed, photo-realistic cityscape, photography work of Manchester scenes, or clay sculptures of buildings… We aim to display a variety of work that showcases all of this and more.

Here at Cotton On MCR, one of our sayings is ‘art can be for everyone and made by anyone!‘ We pride ourselves on creating events that always show a huge mix of artists and work. We have shown students from the University, next to seasoned and professional artists. We want ‘Beyond Landscapes’ to do the same.

We create our events to appeal to the ‘everyday’ art fan. We don’t want art to be an elitist thing, and our exhibitions and events aren’t pretentious. We try to make them fun and welcoming to all, a down-to-earth event where people can come, meet others and enjoy some great art along the way.

So if you have never set foot in a gallery or art event before, come to ours! There are so many ways you can be involved and support your local art scene, and this exhibition is one of them. We will have works up for sale too, with a range of prices to suit any budget, so come to ‘Beyond Landscapes’ to see what we have in store.

Apply to be part of ‘Beyond Landscapes’

This is an Open Call Exhibition and we are inviting all Greater Manchester based artists (living/working/studying here) to submit work with the theme of ‘landscapes’. This was open to everyone; hobbyists, students, graduates, amateurs and professionals alike. We are looking for a huge mix of work, including ‘traditional’ landscapes and ‘non-traditional’ landscapes too.

This is open to 2D and 3D based work, from paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, textiles and so on.

For 2D, the maximum size we can accept is 200cm x 150cm approximately.

For free-standing 3D work, the maximum size we can accept is 200cm high by 100cm sq base approximately.

We do have plinths that can be used in the exhibition of various sizes.

Do get in touch if you need to discuss dimensions.


Applications are OPEN. – deadline to apply is midnight of Monday 18th July.

Click on the link to apply and for more information regarding fees.

Cotton On MCR In Manchester

This exhibition will be held in Saul Hay Gallery, Railway Cottage, Behind Bass Warehouse, Castle Street, Manchester M3 4LZ. This is a beautiful space in the heart of Castlefield, right near Albert’s Shed and Dukes 92.

You can see a video of our previous exhibition we held there in April 2021.

Cotton On MCR In Manchester

Sponsor Us

We are also looking for people to help us by sponsoring the event! If you fancy getting your brand out there, contributing to a local exhibition which will be viewed by hundreds of local artists and art fans alike, you can download our sponsor pack and get in touch!