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Astley Cheetham Art Gallery Exhibitions

Local // Lokal

24 September – 21 December 2022

Local // Lokal   Local // Lokal

Local // Lokal is an international photography exhibition and cultural exchange involving artists in Greater Manchester and Sweden – a relationship that has been developing since 1999.

Part of The Bridge (Stalybridge Heritage Action Zone) cultural programme, and promoting the Trinity Street gallery as a space to exhibit internationally recognised work, “Local/Local” looks through the lenses of artists working and living in Sweden and Greater Manchester to see how the word “local” is interpreted by differing cultures, people, artists and places.

Taking the phrase “think global, act local” as a starting point, the exhibition considers how a dual outlook can help to find local solutions to the issues that affect us all.

It explores the notion of being local, whether that’s working, living or studying locally; growing up somewhere and moving away but still considering yourself part of your local community; or how we understand a locality through our own heritage, cultural or experiences.

The exhibiting artists include Greater Manchester photographers Carys Kaiser, Ciara Leeming and Richard Tymon, and Sweden’s Håkan Dennersten, Karin Andersson, Lina Karna Kippel and Henrik Hansson.


Open Art 2023

Open Art is the borough’s annual exhibition where all residents and artists in Tameside get to display their artwork in the gallery. If you would like to enter your artwork into next year's Open Art exhibition, let us know your name and address by emailing us at and we will add you to our mailing list.

Art UK

You can find many of the paintings from the Astley Cheetham Art Collection on the Art UK website - Art UK | Discover Artworks

You can also buy prints of some of our artworks via Art UK, including ‘Mill Girls’ and ‘Northern Saturday’ by Harry Rutherford. Prints are printed to a high quality in a variety of sizes and with options for framing. Proceeds from sales help support the gallery. You can browse prints for sale here: Search Art UK for Books, Art Prints & Framed Prints

NICE Paintings (The National Inventory of Continental European Paintings)

You can now see some of the artworks held by the Astley Cheetham Art Collection online. 

This is the first phase of the National Inventory Research Project's aim of creating a searchable illustrated inventory of all 22,000 pre-1900 Continental European oil paintings in the UK's public collections.

The database currently contains nearly 8,000 records and over 2,500 images from 200 museums across the UK.

Paintings inventory

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