Central Art Gallery
Central Art Gallery hosts a varied temporary exhibition programme, you can find out more about the individual exhibitions on this page either by clicking on the titles below or scrolling further down on the page.
- Sefton Guild of Artists 20 September - 7 December 2013
- The Rutherford Gallery - permanent exhibition
20 September – 7 December 2013
Central Art Gallery is proud to present the first group show in the borough by Sefton Guild of Artists.
The Guild was formed in 1975 when several North West artists decided to join-up to stage group exhibitions.
There are currently 12 members, all professional painters, sculptors, ceramicists and embroiderers; several work in mixed media. Membership of the Guild is by invitation only, thus ensuring work of a high standard. The Guild has exhibited in various venues in the North West including major galleries in Manchester, Preston, St. Helens and Southport as well as many local authority, private and trust galleries.
Among Guild Members are artists who have exhibited with such prestigious groups as the Royal Institute of Painters and Watercolourists and the Royal Watercolour Society. All members also exhibit individually in galleries throughout the country.
Gallery dedicated to Harry Rutherford
Harry Rutherford was a nationally renowned artist who came from the Tameside area. His career was long and varied, working initially as a draughtsman and then training with the eminent artist Walter Sickert.
The Rutherford Gallery situated in Central Art Gallery is a celebration of a 20th century master, an artist whose talent allowed him to experience many avenues of artistic life. The works on display will span his entire artistic career. Many will have never been on public display before.