Manchester School of Art MA Show 2016

Polly Checkland Harding
The Manchester School of Art MA show 2015
MA Show 2015.

Manchester School of Art MA Show at The Holden Gallery, Manchester 30 September — 8 October 2016 Entrance is free

For just over one week, locals and visitors to Manchester will have the opportunity to see work by some of the artists, designers and architects of tomorrow. From 30 September to 8 October, Manchester School of Art hosts its annual MA Show, a showcase of work by graduates across a wide range of disciplines.

Manchester School of Art’s alumni include photographer Martin Parr, fashion designer Sarah Burton OBE and designer Thomas Heatherwick – this year’s graduating class may well include people who will become the names of the future. Drop into the contemporary gallery spaces of the RIBA award-winning Benzie Building and the historic Grosvenor Building for this one-off chance to see the graduates’ fresh, innovative work for the first time.

10am-6pm Monday-Friday; 10am-4pm Saturday.


Manchester School of Art MA Show at The Holden Gallery, Manchester 30 September — 8 October 2016 Entrance is free

Where to go near Manchester School of Art MA Show 2016

Manchester School of Art

The Manchester School of Art, of which the Holden Gallery is a part, is a beautiful neo-Gothic building that’s part of MMU’s All Saints campus.

Manchester Metropolitan University Brooks building, Birley Campus in Manchester
Event venue
MMU Birley Campus

Birley is Manchester Met’s world-class centre for Education and Health Professionals and the university’s flagship community campus.

The Salutation pub in Manchester
Bar or Pub
The Salutation

This traditional boozer, surrounded by imposing flats and university buildings, was taken over by Trof (of the Deaf Institute fame). The Sally, as the regulars call it, hosts an energetic, arty crowd – and its recently expanded outside area is another good reason to visit.

MMU Student Union

Manchester Metropolitan University Students’ Union building houses a bar and various other facilities for students and staff.

Catalog Bookshop

Find Peter and his Christiania cargo bike around All Saints Park, a hop, skip and a bunnyhop from Manchester Poetry Library.

exterior of Contact Theatre building
Contact Theatre

Following a major redevelopment, the iconic venue on Oxford Road will be reopening its doors to welcome the public back into the building this autumn. 

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