Exhibitions at the Middleton Edgar Wood Centre…

If you would like to arrange a private group visit to the exhibitions, simply Leave a Reply below and we will get back to you. We ask a very reasonable charge, which will depend on your requirements.

Middleton’s Arts & Crafts ‘Trinity’ and The Northern Art Workers Guild

Exhibition 2015 (3)A fascinating exhibition based on recent research into the Middleton and Manchester Arts & Crafts scene around 1900. It focuses on the three leading Arts & Crafts workers of Middleton, Edgar Wood, Frederick Jackson and James Smithies.

The three artists grew up together in Middleton and shared a passion for art and craft. In adult life each developed their greatest gift: for Edgar Wood it was architecture; for Frederick Jackson it was painting; and for James Smithies it was as a craftsman and metal worker. All three were leaders in their craft and, through the Northern Art Workers Guild, continued to work together and maintain the unity of the arts in partnership with the finest craftsmen and women in the north of England.

Curated by Nick Baker. Wheelchair accessible.

Upon Reflection – by artist Colin Gilbert

The late Middleton artist and historian Colin Gilbert’s lifelong relationship with heritage is explored. The exhibition includes an enchanting video of Colin working in his studio by Andy Marshall who also curated the exhibition.

Unfortunately, not wheelchair accessible.



Edgar Wood (1860-1935) – Architecture in Middleton – by photographer Andy Marshall

An exhibition of photographs of Edgar Wood’s Middleton Arts & Crafts buildings, taken by Andy Marshall . The pictures bring out the varied textures, materials and architectural forms used by Edgar Wood.

Unfortunately, only partly wheelchair accessible.

Middleton’s Revolutionary Architect

A display outlining Edgar Wood’s architectural and stylistic development. by Andy Marshall and David Morris.

Wheelchair accessible.

4 thoughts on “Exhibitions

  1. David Morris

    Hi Jon,
    Sorry about the late reply. Middleton’s Revolutionary Architect is not actually a booklet but a small display. It contains a number of Andy’s photos but the photo exhibition proper is hung in the school buildings adjacent the Arts & Crafts Church. There is also a guide leaflet on the Long Street Buldings plus a new Edgar Wood Middleton trail booklet. If you would like to visit the buildings, please let me know.
    Best wishes,
    David Morris

  2. Jon Sussman

    I wonder if it’s possible to obtain a copy of the Middleton’s revolutionary architect booklet? Is this part of Andy Marshall’s photographic exhibition? If not, is there any way of seeing the pictures. I have a newish found interest in Edgar Wood,

  3. David Morris

    Hi Carolyn,
    We’ll email you back shortly.
    Best wishes,

  4. Carolyn Smith

    I am arranging a tour of Manchester for the Arts and Crafts Movement in Surrey in September 2016. We are a specialist group interested in everything to do with the Arts and Crafts movement. On Thursday, 15th, we are having a tour of the Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road. I would like to go to the First Church of Christ Scientist on Daisy Bank before this but have no contact details. Do you have any, please? On Wednesday 14th September, we will have a coach and will be going to the church at Marple and Bramhall in the afternoon. In the morning, I wondered if we could do a visit to Middleton to see the exhibition and key buildings. Would you be able to advise and help with this? How long would we need? I look forward to your reply.

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