Exhibitions in the Museum Community Gallery

The Community Gallery is open every day (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day). Monday to Sunday 1-4 pm


7th November until 3rd December 2016 4MOST DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP – ‘AS IT WAS


helen-slater10th December 2016 until 15th January 2017 HELEN SLATER – WATER, EARTH AND AIR: CAPTURING THE ELEMENTS



quilters 21st January to 26th February 2017 THE CANALSIDE QUILTERS – ‘10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION’



diana-terry4th March to 2nd April 2017 DIANA TERRY- ‘SADDLEWORTH EDGES’ 



8th April to 7th May 2017  “Saddleworth in a Lifetime” by Russel Howarth. A Retrospective Art Exhibition

Russel Howarth, a founder member of Saddleworth Art Group and well-known local artist, has been painting scenes and views of Saddleworth for most of his adult life. Russel with be celebrating his 90th birthday in May. To celebrate this milestone a small group of Russell’s friends have put together a body of work, most of which has never been exhibited before, for a retrospective exhibition.

Amongst Russel’s paintings that are on display are scenes and views of Saddleworth which no longer exist today, as our local landscape has changed so much over the years in which Russel has been painting.


Some of the paintings on display have not been seen for over 50 years. It will be of interest to people who know Saddleworth to look at these paintings, recognise the scenes and consider how different these locations look today.

Russel’s paintings have been exhibited in several private galleries in and around Manchester, and the exhibition organisers are grateful for sponsorship from Colourfield Gallery Poynton, County Gallery Altrincham and the Wendy Levy On-Line Gallery.

In his 90th year Saddleworth Museum and Gallery welcome the opportunity to present this retrospective of Russel’s work, a most remarkable artist!

13th May to 11th June 2017 Chris Cyprus ‘On a theme of Whitsuntide’


Born 1971, Gorton, Manchester Chris Cyprus worked in the building trade after leaving high school. Self taught as an artist, Chris has been painting professionally since 1999.

In the last decade Chris has emerged as a rising star of the art world, due to numerous publications & TV appearances, notably BBC Gardener’s World in summer 2008.

Chris’s work is of everyday life in the North and with a key focus of life on English allotment.

Now his paintings are in high demand and purchased by buyers both at home and abroad who find a magnetic appeal in the secret world of garden sheds and rugged Pennine townscapes. Now a major contemporary artist with a national reputation, he is widely recognised for his unique style, and like most prolific artists, he is a compulsive painter and absorbs ideas for his painting wherever he is including his own allotment. His trademark features of bold colour, ordinary everyday situations, and quiet humour strike a chord with serious collectors and art lovers everywhere. In 2012 Chris became a member of the Association of British Naive Artists

17th June  to 16th July 2017 Saddleworth Group of Artists ‘Summer Selection’


22nd July  to 3rd September 2017 John McCombs ‘Celebrates 50 years of painting and teaching in Saddleworth’


9th September to 1st October 2017 Judith Alsop Miles ‘Local Landscapes’