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Sat, 18 Jun


Manchester Art Gallery

British Art Show 9: Manchester

Join OCA tutor Cheryl Huntbach in Manchester.

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British Art Show 9: Manchester
British Art Show 9: Manchester

Time & Location

18 Jun 2022, 10:00 – 17:00

Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester M1 4NB, UK


About the Event

We will start at Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street which has a ramp and stair access, and a wheelchair lift at Princess Street.

Access notes for all galleries are available below (*).

A more detailed itinerary will be sent to students two weeks prior to the study day, along with a contact number for communication on the day. There will be scheduled, flexible comfort breaks during the day. We have the option to break for lunch at approx. 12.30 at The Whitworth where there is a cafe, local shops and an outdoor park area.

British Art Show 9 explores three overarching themes – healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures. Each of the four exhibitions (Manchester, Aberdeen, Wolverhampton and Plymouth) will also adapt to local contexts. In Manchester the exhibition will engage with the evolving nature of work and the ongoing struggle to shape a new social contract. Manchester will specifically include notions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a film programme.

The ninth edition is curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar, and traveling to Manchester will be its third iteration. The featured artists are: Hurvin Anderson, Michael Armitage, Simeon Barclay, Oliver Beer, Zach Blas, Kathrin Böhm, Maeve Brennan, James Bridle, Helen Cammock, Than Hussein Clark, Cooking Sections (Alon Schwabe & Daniel Fernández Pascual), Jamie Crewe, Oona Doherty, Sean Edwards, Mandy El-Sayegh, Mark Essen, Gaika, Beatrice Gibson, Patrick Goddard, Anne Hardy, Celia Hempton, Andy Holden, Joey Holder, Marguerite Humeau, Lawrence Lek, Ghislaine Leung, Paul Maheke, Elaine Mitchener, Oscar Murillo, Grace Ndiritu, Uriel Orlow, Hardeep Pandhal, Hetain Patel, Florence Peake, Heather Phillipson, Joanna Piotrowska, Abigail Reynolds, Margaret Salmon, Hrair Sarkissian, Katie Schwab, Tai Shani, Marianna Simnett, Victoria Sin, Hanna Tuulikki, Caroline Walker, Alberta Whittle and Rehana Zaman.

British Art Show 9 will be presented across four venues HOME; Manchester Art Gallery; Castlefield Gallery; The Whitworth.

Research resources in preparation for the visit:

(*) Access notes for each gallery, have been copied from the gallery websites, so you may need to confirm in advance of your visit:

Manchester Art Gallery:

  • There are three disabled parking spaces on Nicholas Street, approximately 10 metres from the ramped access to the main entrance. The main entrance faces Mosley Street.
  • Wheelchair and buggy access is via the Nicholas Street ramp to the main entrance. You can borrow manual wheelchairs in the entrance hall. There is a wheelchair lift at the groups entrance on Princess Street.
  • The gallery is completely accessible for wheelchairs and buggies.
  • There are accessible toilets on the ground and first floors and baby changing facilities on the ground floor. There are lifts to all floors.

Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN:

  • There are three levels to the building, including the ground floor and these are all accessible via a lift. 
  • There are accessible toilets on all levels and Gender Neutral Toilets are located on the Ground Floor.
  • All spaces have wheelchair access.


  • Castlefield Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • The entrance to the gallery is level with the pavement outside. Our entrance door is fairly heavy but our Front of House team will be happy to help you with this so please just ring the doorbell to the right hand side of the entrance upon arrival and after entering please use our entry way hand sanitiser station.
  • We have a wheelchair accessible lift to all floors. Again the lift doors are fairly heavy but our Front of House team will be happy to help you with these.
  • A wheelchair (unisex) accessible toilet on the first floor is available.
  • The nearest free parking spots for disabled drivers are 0.4 miles away on Mount St(updated Jan 2019). For general parking information please see below. The nearest paid parking spots for disabled drivers are 0.2 miles away and are located just off Medlock Street near to Mancunian Way (A5103) (Q-Park multi-storey). There are 28 disabled spaces.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Large print versions of the gallery’s exhibition handouts are available. These are paper based and you can either take them away with you or dispose of them after you have finished using them in one of our onsite bins.

For any further access enquiries please contact the gallery on 0161 832 8034 or

The Whitworth, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER:

  • Assisted toilet facilities
  • Wheelchairs available for public use
  • Adequate seating with arms throughout the gallery
  • Light, hand held portable stools
  • Ear defenders
  • Our Grand Hall, which hosts conferences, talks and workshops is fitted with hearing loops
  • 4 baby changing areas
  • A family room
  • Coin-operated buggy locks and lockers
  • Large print information about exhibitions
  • Disabled parking on Denmark Road
  • The lighting levels can often be low due to the vulnerable nature of our collections.
  • Guide dogs are welcome.
  • Disabled Parking:

Denmark Road is directly adjacent to the gallery, it has step-free access to both our Park Side and Oxford Road entrances. There are a total of 5 disabled bays, 9 spaces for car/bus drop-off and 7 double yellow line areas, which can be used by blue badge holders.

Find more information in our Getting here section

Parkside Entrance: 3 gallery designated disabled bays are directly beside our park entrance along Denmark road.  A short step-free path from our park gates leads you to the parkside entrance.

Oxford Road Entrance: There are an additional 2 disabled bays further along on Denmark Road for the surrounding buildings. If using these you can enter through our main gates (across the bicycle lanes) and up shallow gradient ramps leading to our automatic doors, which open inwards.

If you need any assistance when arriving, please contact our Visitor Team on 0161 275 7450 who are happy to help.

Autism Friendly 

  • Ear defenders can be borrowed from the Oxford Road desk.
  • We can provide quieter spaces, should you wish to access one please ask a member of staff.
  • Our Quieter Hours are normally after 3pm on a weekday and from 10am – 11am on a Sunday.
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