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Manchester Open Exhibition 2022

Over 400 artworks made by Manchester.

At HOME we believe art is for everyone, and the Manchester Open is a biennial celebration of creativity across Greater Manchester.

The exhibition is open to the public from Mon 24 Jan – Sun 27 Mar 2022 – tickets are free but booking is required.

Please note that we will be emailing all artists and buyers about how to collect their artwork. We will need some time to de-install all artworks and you will be invited to book a slot from Thu 7 – Mon 18 April.

HOME’s Gallery walls are filled with work from 400+ Greater Manchester residents, selected by a panel consisting of art experts and community representatives.

With an amazing 2,271 artwork entries, the judging panel was impressed by the range, quality, differing artistic styles, and inspirational work being created across Greater Manchester. That’s why we launched the Manchester Open Exhibition in 2019 – our first major open-entry art show celebrating the creative talent of Greater Manchester residents.

Want to know more about the artists behind the art? Watch this short film where we speak to 8 exhibiting artists:

The Manchester Open Awards

Discover the winners here! All five winners will receive a tailored artist development package managed by Castlefield Gallery and HOME to help guide and invest in their practice.

These awards are as follows:

• Granada Foundation Gallery Exhibition
• Castlefield Gallery: Artist Professional Development Award 1
• Castlefield Gallery: Artist Professional Development Award 2
• Castlefield Gallery: Artist Professional Development Award: Aged 50+
• The People’s Choice Award

What to expect when visiting HOME

We have a number of measures in place at HOME for the comfort and safety of our visitors. Find out more here.


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