What’s on: July

The Summer is here, so whilst you are out and about enjoying the weather, why not stop and check out these new art events happening across Greater Manchester this July.

Heatons Art Trail

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Heatons Arts Trail is an annual Open Studio event promoting artists and makers in the four Heatons in Stockport, Cheshire and surrounding area.

Heatons’ Arts Trail is an annual open studio event taking place within the four Heatons’ in Stockport, Cheshire: Heaton Chapel, Heaton Norris, Heaton Moor and Heaton Mersey. Once a year, artists open their doors to the public in a community event showcasing their recent creations from visual arts and craft to music, theatre and spoken word. The event gives the public a unique opportunity to meet artists in their creative spaces as well as finding art in unusual places within the community. Heatons’ Arts Trail also opens up for artists from further afield to take part in the event as guest artists.

Heatons Art Trail | St. Paul’s Church Hall, SK4 4RY | 2nd & 3rd Jul

Pollard Street Open Studios

3 mills, 3 open studios, home to artistic, creative individuals and small businesses. Awol Studios, Bridge 5 Mill and Wellington Studios have teamed up to bring you this Open event. From Fine art, painting, sculpture, textiles, film making, illustration, crafts, design, printing and many more. This open event gives you a chance to meet and socialise with Manchesrer creatives, plus you can buy and maybe commission work form people too!

Pollard Street Open (no website for event) | Sat 9th Jul

Stirrings by Rachel Goodyear – Salford Art Gallery

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Stirrings’ will be the first major solo exhibition by Rachel Goodyear in a North-West museum and art gallery. Co-commissioned by Grundy Art Gallery and the University of Salford Art Collection, this exhibition includes new large-scale drawings and animation. While the animation shows Goodyear experimenting with structure and sound, the new works on paper see the artist working at a scale larger than ever before. The exhibition will also tour to Salford Museum and Art Gallery from 15 July 2022.

Rachel Goodyear: Stirrings | Salford Museum and Art Gallery | 15 Jul 22 – 26th Feb 23

Art Theory and Practice (Wildlife Painting) – Gallery Oldham

Here’s another of our workshops! During this workshop, you will be able to create your own wooden panel painting using acrylic paint of an animal of your choice, using easy-to-follow and fully supported techniques from preparing your surface, to a fully finished artwork for you to take home. 

Directly inspired by the ‘British Wildlife Photography’ exhibition at Gallery Oldham. In this workshop, you will learn the art of painting animals by professional artist Christopher Rainham, and be shown around the exhibition by art historian Sara Riccardi. She will discuss select artworks in the exhibition and run through the theory and history behind using animals in artwork and photography.

Art Theory and Practice | Gallery Oldham | £34.50 | 30th Jul – 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Art with Affinity – Riverview Affinity Living

We have been invited by Affinity Living to use their space to create events for the residents that live within their buildings. They pride themselves on being the place to live in Manchester. This is a private event for the 1200 residents there, so although it isn’t open to the public, we are still expecting a huge audience to come and see the amazing work we will have on display. We will be providing the artwork, and Affinity Living will be providing the drinks and music, and together we want to create an exhibition that becomes a night to remember. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT AT THE EXHIBITION – deadline 11th July.

Art with Affinity | Afinity Living | 28th July, 6:30pm -9:30pm


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