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102nd Annual Art Exhibition 2023

You’re invited to Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery to see the artworks of our talented, creative members. Many works for sale!

Our artists all have their unique style, and you can expect a wide variety of works.

Preview: Sunday 19th November 2023 at 2 pm to 4 pm

Members only

Refreshments provided

Exhibition: Sunday 19th November 2022 to Friday 19th January 2024

Stockport Art Guild Award £100

People's Choice Award £50

Highly Commended Award

Events Timetable:

Children’s Art Competition – Design a Christmas Card
13th November - 17th December

Free competition entry

Children are invited to design a Christmas card.

There will be two categories, for ages 5-10 years and 11-16 years.

The top three artists in each category will each be awarded ten printed Christmas cards using their image and their designs will be shown as part of the guild’s annual exhibition.  

The winner in each category will also receive a £25 Hobbycraft gift voucher. The award ceremony will take place at the gallery on Sunday 17th December.


All entries will be displayed in an online gallery.

The original art works should be A5 size (148 x 210 mm).  

Entries should be submitted initially by email as a digital image. Emails should bear the title Christmas Competition, and

include the child’s name, age, address, contact email and phone number. Entries should be sent to

or use the Contact Us form

The closing date for entries is Friday 8th December.  Entry is free of charge.

Contact details will only be used to arrange for the handing in of  original artworks for shortlisted entries.

History of Stockport Art Guild Art Talk by Peter Davis MAFA CBPP

26th November

2 pm to 3 pm.

Peter Davis will present an illustrated talk about the fascinating history of Stockport Art Guild from its Arts and Crafts foundation 1919 up to the present day, including the story of building the memorial art gallery.  Copies of Peter's lavishly illustrated book on the subject will be available for sale.

Scottish Colourists Art Talk by Julia Marwood

10th December

2 pm to 3 pm.

Limited Availability  - booking essential

Julia Marwood will present an illustrated talk about the Scottish Colourists, the final talk in her series about Scottish art movements. The Scottish Colourists were one of the most distinctive groups in twentieth century British art and Julia's talk will serve up a taste of their joyful and uplifting work.

Book via Eventbrite

Winter Short Stories & Poetry: Story telling for Grown Ups!

Sunday 17th December

1 pm to 2.30 pm

Booking essential

Against a backdrop of winter scenes by Stockport Art Guild members, a variety of readers will recite atmospheric winter stories and poems. The intermission will offer mince pies and mulled wine. 

Varied voices with stories old and somethings new perhaps.

Book via Eventbrite

2024 Events

Art for All Day

Sunday 7th January

Tickets will be available soon - booking essential  
11.30 am - 3 pm.
Free admission. Booking essential.

Art for All day offers local residents interested in art, but perhaps with limited experience or opportunities, the chance to engage in a range of practical art activities guided by Stockport Art Guild members.


•    Figure drawing
•    Portrait drawing
•    Painting
•    Clay modelling
•    Printmaking

The event will take place in the perfect setting of Stockport Art Gallery.

All materials will be provided and free of charge.

Fashion Show (Theme 'Sustainability)

14th January

Sunday 14th January 

Stockport Art Gallery times (To be confirmed...)

Free admission. Booking essential.


A catwalk of models and sustainable fashion accompanied by drawing demonstrations.

Venue for all events: Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK3 8AB.

Gallery Opening Times:
Thursday and Friday: 1pm to 5pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and bank holidays

Telephone: 0161 474 4453


Sponsored by Stockport Town of Culture 2023

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