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The Holden Gallery

The Holden Gallery is situated at the centre of Manchester School of Art, and housed in the original building which was built in 1880. The gallery space has remained an exhibition space since its initial purpose as the Textile Court, and retains many of its original architectural features.

The Holden Gallery has a fully curated exhibitions programme that focuses exclusively on recent developments in international contemporary visual art, exploring thematic ideas through the work of key established and mid-career artists.

Admission to the Holden Gallery is free for everyone.


Exhibition Proposals

Contemporary artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for exhibitions in the Holden Gallery. Please download our guidance document (PDF) for more information.

Inside the Holden Gallery