Applications for our Open-Call for Contemporary Visual Artists are now open.

This will be the start of the second year of the exhibition programme and we have since held three successful exhibitions by North-West-based contemporary artists.

Apply for a chance to see your work featured in our beautiful gallery curated by artist @jezdolan.

Stay tuned via our website and social media for further information.

Key Dates:

  • Application submission deadline: Friday 15th July
  • Successful artist notified: Monday 18th July
  • Exhibition install: Mid-August
  • Private view: TBC
  • Exhibition de-install: December date TBC

The exhibition is open whenever our building is open. For our latest opening times see contact

About Curator Jez Dolan

Jez Dolan is a visual Artist and performance maker based in Manchester. His practice underlines the intersections between queerness, sexuality, identity and memory.

Jez has recently shown work at: The British Museum, Birmingham City Art Gallery, Bury Art Gallery & Sculpture Centre, Gallery 78, Reykjavik Iceland, HOME, Manchester, The National Gallery Iceland, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London amongst others.

He has undertaken a wide range of commissions and residencies including, the Houses of Parliament, The Royal Drawing School and The Schwules* Museum Berlin.

He has received a number of awards from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund. He won the Cass Art Prize for his MA show ‘Magpies’ as part of New Art West Midlands at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Jez has work is in a number of private and public collections internationally including, The British Museum, The Government Art Collection, the Leslie Lohman Museum NYC, The Schwules* Museum Berlin and The Walker Art Gallery Liverpool.