Cornerhouse is Manchester‘s, and one of the UK’s leading centres for contemporary visual art, independent film and digital media. Since opening in 1985 it’s achieved an international reputation for artistic excellence and innovation.
Cornerhouse was founded by the Greater Manchester Visual Arts Trust, chaired by Sir Bob Scott. It’s been at the forefront of Manchester’s vibrant cultural scene ever since. Manchester’s patrons are Danny Boyle, Damien Hirst and Helen Mirren.
Located on Oxford Road, Cornerhouse houses three floors of contemporary art galleries, three screens showing the best of independent cinema, a bar, café and a bookshop and get around 500,000 visitors every year.
The only draw-back regarding the bar, is you can’t take your alcoholic drinks into the screen with you so get there early and enjoy a few cold ones in a cool, aesthetically pleasing atmosphere before you watch the film or in tandem with viewing art of course.
Cornerhouse Manchester also operate an international distribution service for contemporary visual arts books and catalogues, working with over 95 publishers including Arnofini, BALTIC, British Council Visual Arts and Design Publications, Hayward Gallery Publishing, the Henry Moore institute, ICA, The Lowry, Modern Art Oxford, Photoworks and Picture This.
CORNERHOUSE is at 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH (adjacent to Oxford Road Railway Station).
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