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Open House Thursdays / Artist Social

In light of the Government’s latest advice for people to avoid non-essential contact, we have taken the decision to close HOME to the public as of Tuesday 17 March.

This means that the Manchester Open 2020 has had to close earlier than we expected. This is disappointing, however the health and safety of our staff, visitors, artists and volunteers is of utmost importance to us, and we believe given the current national landscape it is not viable to remain open to the public at this time.

We don’t know yet exactly how long this closure will last, but it will be at least until the end of March 2020.

During this period, it is critical that we continue to support artists and creative partners. We are determined that Manchester’s incredible culture will emerge from this challenge stronger and more vibrant than ever.

Manchester Open Spaces Social

For artists, professionals and anyone with a ‘Let’s give it a go’ mind set. Come along to an evening of performance, talks and conversation. With the regions studio spaces, DIY collectives and arts communities all together in our gallery space, it’s your chance to be inspired and make connections with those working creatively across Greater Manchester.

With Test Card (Manchester), Anna FC Smith (Cross Street Arts Wigan), Short Supply (Salford) with Oliver Tennant,  Rachel Goodyear (Islington Mill Salford) and more.

Each Thursday as part of the  Manchester Open Exhibition  we will be hosting a series of takeovers and interventions by a variety of artists, groups and performers. Including performance work submitted for the Manchester Open, and invited artistic responses.

The gallery will be open until 21:00 on Thursday evenings so you can enjoy the exhibition outside of standard gallery opening times.

Image Credit: Shirlaine Forrest