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Blyth Gallery
Amazon House, Brazil Street, M1 3PJ - . (0161) 236 1004
Opening hours Monday - Friday 10am ~ 5pm, Saturday 11am ~ 3pm

A fime art gallery located in central Manchester, featuring monthly exhibitions of contemporary art at affordable prices.
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Castlefield Gallery
5 campfield avenue arcade (off deansgate) M3 4FN (0161) 832 8034

An artist-run contemporary art gallery with a changing programme of exhibitions and education events. Works available for sale. Slide index with information about artists in the North West. Maximum visitors' group size is twenty.

Open: Tue-Fri 10:30am - 5:00pm; Sat & Sun 12noon - 5:00pm; Admission: free.

Colin Jellicoe Gallery
Portland Street; (0161) 236 2716

Drawings, paintings and graphics by north west-based artists.

The Cornerhouse
70 oxford street M1 5NH (0161) 228 2463

Manchester's lively centre for international cinema and the visual arts. Its three galleries have changing exhibitions of contemporary art, sculpture and photography. Three cinemas, bookshops, bar, cafe and cappuccino bar.

Until June 24, Manga, the first British showing of an exhibition that examines Japanese manga expert Fusanosuke Natsume, incorporating English translations, originals and reproductions, books and videos, this exhibition confounds the conventional and preconceptions of manga as ultraviolent and sexually explicit.

Open: (Cafe) every day 11:00am - 8:30pm.
(Galleries) Tue - Sat 11:00am - 6:00pm; Sun 2:00pm - 6:00pm; Admission: free.

CUBE - Centre for the Understanding of the Built Environment
113-115 Portland Street M1 6FB (0161) 237 5525

Manchester's award winning centre for architecture and design. Opened in late '98 CUBE hosts a variety of exhibitions and events of interest to specialist and popular audiences.

Open: Tues-Fri 12:00-5:3030pm, Sat-Sun 12-4:00pm; Admission: free.

The Lowry
Pier 8, Salford Quays, M5 2BH; 0161 876 2000

The Lowry is unlike anything you will have seen before, one look at the building and it is easy to see that this is something else. But that's only the half of it. It's the idea behind the Lowry that sets it apart.

There are art galleries of course, but there is also theatre, opera and ballet. Also theres cabaret, comedy and jazz. There are shops and restaurants. And there is Artworks, which really is a world apart.

No matter how many times you go, twice a day, twice a year, there will always be something different. The Lowry is there to be discovered, explored and enjoyed. It is there for everyone and much of it is free.

The Lowry has transformed Salford Quays. Come and see for yourself. It's easy to access and worth a look. The building captures that unusual combination of functionality and beauty, as water and light shimmer across stainless steel and glass.

But it is inside The Lowry that the drama unfolds with not one, but two theaters. Back to Back, each with its own unique atmosphere. Stroll around the Promenade and Galleries. Add this to the fun of Artworks where you can interact with the exhibits on a creative journey.

Click here to be taken to our Directions and Contact details, or to learn more about the Lowry Galleria Development

Open: 9:30am to Midnight; Admission: Free for Lowry Collection, Others Prices Vary

Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, M2 3JL (0161) 235 8888.

Whether youíve got 10 minutes, all day, are on your own or have the children with you, come along. You donít have to like everything inside. And you donít need to be an expert to enjoy a visit.

Our collection is made up of fine art (paintings, drawings and sculpture) and decorative art Ė from ancient pottery to a Levi jeans chair. Weíre probably most famous for our Pre-Raphaelite paintings. However, all periods are covered, including whatís happening now.

A visit to Manchester Art Gallery offers you a wide range of activities to choose from. Explore art and design from the 1600s to the present day in our permanent collection galleries. Enjoy the latest exhibitions from our diverse changing programme. Or take part in a wide range of workshops, tours and other activities.

Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm; Closed Mondays, Except Bank Holidays Admission: Free

MMU Contemporary Art Galleries
Faculty of Art & Design, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street, M15 5BR; (0161) 247 1708

There are three galleries at the Manchester Metropolitan University - the John Holden, the Righton, and the Aytoun Gallery - each showing a range of visual art and design reflecting a range of the Faculty's academic programmes.

Open: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 4:00pm; Admission: free.

Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road M13 9RB

Occasional art and sculpture exhibitions, sometimes with a musical connection.

Open: every day 10:00am - Midnight; Admission: free.

Salford Art Gallery
Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford; (0161) 736 2649

Open: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 4:45pm, Sat and Sun 1pm - 5pm; Admission: free.

The Whitworth Art Gallery
The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M15 6ER; (0161) 275 7450

Home to internationally famous collections of British watercolours, textiles and wallpapers as well as an impressive range of modern and historic prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture. Temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The recently opened Mezzanine Court provides a new venue for sculpture.

Until June 24th, Tabloid Culture, prints made for the popular market between the reigns of of Elizabeth I and Victoria. Until July 8, Ruskin, marking the centenary of his death, watercolours and works by other artists he supported and advised.

Open: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sun 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Admission: free.

Tib Lane Gallery
Tib Lane; (0161) 834 6928

Until June 30th, Summer exhibitions of paintings, drawings, watercolours, pastels and bronzes by various artists.

Viewpoint Photography Gallery
The Old Fire Station, The Crescent, Salford; (0161) 737 1040

Open: Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm to 5:00pm; Admission: free.

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