esea contemporary

Verified 13 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU Location

Located in the heart of Manchester on Thomas Street, esea contemporary is an art gallery that offers a unique experience for art enthusiasts. With its easy access from Victoria station, this gallery provides a comfortable space to explore captivating exhibitions. The staff are known for their friendly and helpful nature, always providing the information visitors seek. The recent exhibitions have been nothing short of amazing, showcasing a diverse range of multimedia art installations. Whether you're a local or visiting Manchester City, esea contemporary is a must-visit destination for those seeking fresh and inspiring artwork. Don't miss out on this hidden gem in the Northern Quarter.

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Name esea contemporary
City Manchester
Phone +44 161 832 7271

🙋‍♂️ Frequently asked questions about esea contemporary

What is the contact phone number for the Art gallery?

The contact phone number for esea contemporary is +44 161 832 7271

What are today's opening hours?

Today Monday, the opening hours for esea contemporary are Closed and it is currently closed. Here are the opening hours for the entire week.

What is the street where esea contemporary is located?

This Art gallery is located at 13 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU.

What services does this Art gallery offer?

Art gallery, Events Venue, Gift shop, Tourist attraction

Is it open on Saturdays?

It's opened on Saturdays from 10 am–5 pm.

Is it open on Sundays?

It's opened on Sundays from 12–5 pm.

🕓 Opening Hours

Today, Monday, July 22, 2024, the opening hours for the Art gallery are Closed

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 6–8 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Sunday 12–5 pm

👍👎 Reviews

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I went to esea contemporary to visit a multimedia art installation yesterday. I liked the vibes and easy access from the Victoria station to this place. The staff are nice and friendly and they provided information that we were asking about. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Mehrnoush Mirsalari

9 months ago

The space is very comfortable and the recent exhibitions are amazing! You must check in when you come to Manchester City???????? Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Tong Liu

1 years and 1 months ago

Would be great once the main exhibition space reopens on 23rd July - otherwise a very small gallery, interesting nonetheless, I just wish there was more! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More


1 years and 1 months ago

The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is a contemporary art gallery based in Manchester, England. It is located on Thomas Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter in part of the renovated Smithfield Market Hall.Champion became the Director of the Centre when it moved to new premises on Edge Street in Manchester's Northern Quarter in 1997. This was period of great change in Centre's functions and focus. More opportunities became available due to both the policies of the new Labour government, who placed greater emphasis on the importance of culture, and the increased interest in Chinese culture due to the upcoming Handover of Hong Kong. By moving away from Chinatown, the Centre also became less focused on the local Chinese community; instead focusing more on contemporary art. It was also Champion's aim that the Centre would work towards becoming the UK agency for Chinese arts and culture. The Centre would operate as an agency from 1999 and the charity was renamed the Chinese Arts Centre Ltd in September 2000.UK based artists remained the main focus of the Centre's exhibition programme during this period. Initially the Centre's programme largely featured solo shows of existing works by artists such as Adam Hongshan Wei and Anthony Key, or touring exhibitions, such as Nora Fok's Galaxies. When the venue was refurbished after a fire in 1998, the Centre began to commission new site specific works by UK-based artists of east Asian heritage to use the new space to its best advantage. Between 2000-2003, the New Commissions scheme, produced 8 exhibitions by emerging artists such as Suki Chan, Lisa Cheung, Gayle Chong Kwan, and Jiang Jiehong.As part of its agency work, the Centre extended the scope of its educational workshops to a national audience and acted as a focal point for other businesses and art organisations who wanted to know more about Chinese culture. The Centre began to contribute to debates regarding Chinese arts by arranging conferences such as A New Vocabulary for Chinese Arts?, held in London in 1998, and Contemporary Chinese Art in the International Arena held at the British Museum in 2002.The Centre also began to develop global contacts to introduce international artists to the UK audiences. In 1997 Champion undertook a research trip to China with the aim of introducing the Centre to an international audiences and developing partnerships with organisations in mainland China. As a result the Centre produced Representing the People (1999), its first major touring exhibition to feature works by artist from mainland China. Developed in collaboration with the Courtyard gallery, Beijing, the exhibition was seen by approximately 250,000 people, and has been seen as one of the first independent UK exhibition to present the work of artists from Mainland China. This was followed by a second touring show, Made in China (2001-2002) which showcased contemporary design from China.In June 2001, the Centre was informed that it had been accepted on to the Arts Council of England's lottery programme and £2.1 million was reserved for the Centre to purchase and outfit a new building as well as fund the operations and marketing of the new venue.

hebbe woo

2 years and 9 months ago

It's tiny.Which isn't a negative thing. They totally use their space well. The staff were great and welcomed the children wonderfully.The exhibitions were labelled well, and caught our interest.Ranging from fantastical and eerie, through to downright scary... Although these will obviously change from time to time.We cannot wait to visit again and will definitely be regulars.Xxx


3 years and 9 months ago

Fantastic ! I loved the exhibitions, souvenir shop and staff was very friendly. If I'm ever back in Manchester, I'll go again for some fresh art.

Vivianna Maria Stanislavska

3 years and 9 months ago


Carole Ann Hart

3 years and 9 months ago

A small but very well presented and run gallery with interesting exhibits.

Jason Stansfield

3 years and 9 months ago

Great venue

michael kelly

3 years and 9 months ago

I absolutely adore it, the fact they allow artists to stay in is amazing. The art is mind blowing even though the gallery itself is quite small.


3 years and 9 months ago

Nice little gallery that shows a point of view we're not used to see.

D. A. Siméon

3 years and 9 months ago

Really enjoyed this art gallery. Very interesting exhibitions and very friendly staff.

Mab Jones

3 years and 9 months ago

Excellent small gallery Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

John Oliver

7 months ago

The Esea public gallery was quite snug, with welcoming staff and involved a film about fishing people and objects they've collected. That was all they had really , but it was nice to visit and it's very close to the Manchester Arndale and the makers workshop Visited on Weekend … More

Adam Marikar

5 months ago

Straight away and you are welcomed by some attentive and lovely staff that give you a great introduction to the gallery. The building is beautiful and the current exhibit by Jane Jin Kaisen is very interesting and moving. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Reuben Lyons

5 months ago

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