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.

Exhibition: In Motion

In Motion Saturday September 24th – Friday November 11th 2022 Arc in collaboration with Cosgrove Hall Films Archive / Creative Industries Trafford / Waterside is launching ‘In Motion’, an exhibition showcasing creations from an animation project with Arc’s… Read More

Stockport Arts and Health Week 2022

Stockport Arts and Health Week 2022 Monday October 10th – Friday October 14th 2022 Join us for the second Stockport Arts and Health Week from October 10th -14th celebrating Stockport’s widespread and inherent creativity and collaborative energy through workshops,… Read More

Exhibition: Gwen Riley Jones: Feeling Better

Gwen Riley Jones: Feeling Better An exhibition of photographic works exploring how to feel better through creativity, community and connection in Stockport at Arc at Hat Works Saturday June 25th – Saturday September 9th 2022 Gwen Riley Jones… Read More

Exhibition: Culture Bridge: Our Stories

Culture Bridge: Our Stories A celebration of cultural collaboration in Stockport at Arc at Hat Works Saturday March 26th – Saturday May 28th Stockport group Culture Bridge will be celebrating cultural collaboration in Stockport by exhibiting their personal… Read More

Exhibition: Wendy Roby Contemporary Textiles in Stockport

Wendy Roby: Materials, Mark Making & Minimalism An Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles in Stockport Saturday January 29th – Friday March 11th 2022 Local artist Wendy Roby was featured in our Stockport Together Again exhibition in autumn 2021. We… Read More

Christmas at Arc 2021

Join us for Christmas at Arc! We are so pleased to be able to get back to Arc Centre at Hat Works these last few months, and have a festive treat in store! After the success of our… Read More

Exhibition: Stockport Together Again

Stockport Together Again Connecting Through Creativity Stockport Together Again is an exhibition commissioned by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council to celebrate the power of creativity to heal and support our mental health. In 2021 after the devastating mental and… Read More

Things to do in Stockport – Arc Saturday Art Clubs 2021

Looking for things to do in Stockport with the kids? In-person Art Clubs back! Read the latest Coronavirus guidelines for Arc Centre here. Arc Saturday Art Clubs All ages are welcome on the last Saturday of every month… Read More

Arts: Stockport Frogs Hopping Your Way This Summer 2021

We’ve been working on something “ribbiting”! 🐸 We were thrilled to be asked by SMBC and One Stockport to collaborate on the Gigantic Leap Forward project, designing and painting 17 Stockport Frogs to go in local neighbourhoods around… Read More

ART EXHIBITION: We Are Mini Dreamers Exhibition

We Are Mini Dreamers Exhibition, Merseyway Stockport UPDATE: This exhibition will be visitable at #StockportTogetherAgain in the Upper Gallery of Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery from September 25th – November 14th 2021. Thanks to a fantastic response we… Read More