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.

VIRTUAL TOUR: A Museum of Journeys in a Chest of Drawers the Art Exhibition

A Museum of Journeys Virtual Tour of the Art Exhibition We felt the need for a A Museum of Journeys virtual tour of art the exhibition because the installation is currently locked inside the Gallery Cafe at Arc… Read More

Things to do in Stockport – Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2020

Looking for things to do in Stockport with the kids? *Please note: art clubs are suspended until further notice and the centre is closed.* All ages are welcome on the last Saturday of every month January to November (except August)… 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 **See opinion poll information at the bottom of this page. Please note that this exhibition and the Gallery Cafe are currently unable to accept… Read More

Arc Centre is closed to visitors

Due to the pandemic restrictions, Arc will be closed at the Hat Works until further notice. This is not a permanent closure, we will reopen once government advice allows us to. Any changes to opening will be announced… Read More

#ShakespeareWeek2020 FREE Stockport Library Art Workshops

#ShakespeareWeek2020 Explore Shakespeare’s works through a technique called ‘black-out poetry’ which brings creative writing and art making together, using pages from his play ‘The Tempest’. Come along and read the selected pages, pull out words that appeal to… Read More

PAST 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

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