Manchester Art Gallery

SNAP exhibition at the Central Library

An exhibition of artworks co-produced and created by Manchester Mind and Creative Living Centre members inspired by our Strange and Familiar exhibition. The project was delivered as part of the gallery’s Health and Wellbeing programme which aims to support people to improve their mental health through art. Special thanks to artist Harriet Hall and Archives+ at Central Library, Manchester.

Shirley Baker exhibition preview

The exhibition includes previously unseen colour photographs alongside black and white images and ephemera including magazine spreads, contact sheets and various sketches.


The event is free, but numbers are limited and booking is essential.

To book, please contact the Development Team:
Tel: 0161 235 8873


Wynford Dewhurst exhibition preview and book launch

Join us to celebrate the opening of our Wynford Dewhurst exhibition and the launch of a new book by Roger Brown. Manchester-born Dewhurst (1864-1941) wrote the first important study on French Impressionism to be published in English and himself painted glorious landscapes in the Impressionist style. All welcome.

Strange and Familiar exhibition preview

Curated by the iconic British photographer Martin Parr, this exhibition is a timely consideration of how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured the social, cultural, political and topographical identity of the UK through the camera lens. From social documentary and street photography, to portraiture and architectural photography by some of the leading 20th century photographers.