Exhibitions and Events

We organise a varied programme of public events and exhibitions at the Arc Centre throughout every year. Please visit our Social Media channels to see our archives of images of past events of art in Stockport, alternatively, register to a mailing list to receive up-to-date information about our programme of exhibitions and events. Explore the website for more information about each area of our work. We are based in Hat Works building in Stockport town centre. We are currently closed daily but have events coming up. Please visit this page to find out more before you visit.

Things to do in Stockport – Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2020

Looking for things to do in Stockport with the kids? *Please note: We have now moved to Wellington Mill AKA Hat Works in central Stockport* All ages are welcome on the last Saturday of every month January to November (except… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: It takes a village… Mum’s Exhibition

It takes a village… art exhibition by mums in Stockport Launch Jan 25th 2020 11:00-15:30 An exhibition of artwork by Arc’s ‘Just For Mums’ group: support through motherhood. Featuring artwork by a group of women who have come… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: A Museum of Journeys in a Chest of Drawers

A Museum of Journeys in a Chest of Drawers February 29th – April 17th This participatory storytelling project will culminate with an exhibition launch from 12:00-15:30 on February 29th. The project unites two diverse and stigmatised communities through… Read More

Makers at the Mill 2019: Handmade in Stockport

The perfect opportunity to buy handmade in Stockport this Christmas, all under one roof! We are very excited to announce a new event for handmade in Stockport. Makers at the Mill will bring together a varied collection of… Read More

PAST GALLERY EXHIBITION: Pottery Pioneers

A pottery for wellbeing exhibition in Stockport – June 29th – 16:00 on September 28th 2019 (closed during August) The Pottery Pioneers project was designed by Arc to explore the impact of ceramics on the wellbeing of vulnerable people… Read More

PAST GALLERY EXHIBITION: Faye Power Movement Maps

Contemporary Art Exhibition Faye Power Movement Maps – April 27th – June 21st 2019 Arc’s new exhibition is Faye Power’s ‘Movement Maps’, a collection of studies and collaged narrative maps that record the steps, marks and patterns made by… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: Unlocking Creativity: Transforming Lives

An arts for wellbeing exhibition – Feb 23rd – April 12th 2019 Arc offers vulnerable adults and young people structured arts for wellbeing programmes, supporting them on a journey through recovery to increased resilience, wellbeing and independence. Join us to find… Read More

GALLERY EXHIBITION: Nature and Light Photography

Nature and Light – Jan 26th – Feb 13th 2019 Nature and Light SAZ MEDIA photography exhibition, Arc Centre Stockport is an exhibition of photography created by young people aged 12-17 attending SAZ MEDIA workshops from July 2018 at their studio in… Read More

PAST GALLERY EXHIBITION: Christmas Art Bazaar 2018

The perfect festive opportunity to buy affordable, handmade Christmas gifts in Stockport, Manchester – all under one roof! Saturday November 24th 11:00-16:00 & continues Wed-Fri 10:00-16:00 until 16:00 on Fri December 21st 2018 Launching with a festive Saturday Art Club on November… Read More

Arts: We Are Dreamers 2018 – Collect Your DreamBox 17/09/18

Stockport We Are Dreamers Open Art Installation

Arc is very excited to launch an SMBC funded arts project called “We Are Dreamers” as part of Stockport Remembers! Would you like to contribute to this large-scale Stockport We Are Dreamers Open Art Installation? DREAMBOXES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO… Read More