Bankley Studios and Gallery Manchester

About Us


The studio currently has over 30 Artists in residence working across a range of disciplines including painting, textiles, photography, installation, sculpture and ceramics. The studios are located in Levenshulme, Manchester and were set up in 1992, officially becoming a co-operative in 1998. Each year there is an Open Studios event which enables the public a view into the individual work spaces of the resident Artists over one weekend. Enquiries about studio spaces should be directed to the Studio Co-ordinator, all other queries regarding the studios should be directed to the Secretary.

General Queries:
Secretary - Axel Bottenberg -
Rental/Membership Queries:
Studio Co-ordinator - Vicky Boylan -

Open Call Exhibition & Open Studios
13 - 14 October 2018 12-4pm
Preview 12 October 6-9pm
Open Call Exhibition continues Saturdays until 3rd November 12-4pm


In addition to the studio spaces there is also an artist run gallery space, which is curated by our Exhibition Officer. For more information about exhibiting follow the link to our current gallery events page or email us:

Gallery Queries: -
Gallery Team:
Linda Hemmersbach
Mike Slater
Gallery Assistant: Ruth Murray

Visiting Bankley Studios & Gallery

Unfortunately, as our studio spaces are for resident Artists to explore their own practice, we are not open to the public on a regular basis. If you are interested in seeing the studios, please come along to our next Open Studios event. Or, if you are interested in a particular artist, please get in touch via our contact page. Alternatively, our gallery has a calendar of exhibtions throughout the year that are open to the public, which you can see on our Gallery events list.

Check out our Bankley Blog:

Our Studio 20 Project Space blog:

Contact us or subscribe to our mailing list for future events via our contact form.