Exhibitions at Waterside

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1st February 2023

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Waterside's gallery spaces are a platform for the best in contemporary photography and applied arts from both established and emerging artists.

We are also proud to feature animation exhibitions from the Cosgrove Hall Films Archive, which is hosted here at Waterside Arts.


The Lauriston Gallery

The Lauriston is a versatile space overlooking the picturesque Waterside Plaza and Bridgewater Canal and is equipped with lighting, projection and audio facilities.

It is the venue's main art space featuring an annual programme centred on contemporary photography, applied arts and animation.

Gallery '74

Our Gallery '74 space (named after the year Trafford Council was founded) profiles new work from emerging artists, graduates and innovative community art projects.


This is a 55 inch / 139cm HD display in the venue's foyer and is a showcase for moving image art, animation and digital media projects.

Waterside's visual arts programme is developed with support from Arts Council England and managed by the Creative Industries Trafford team. We offer regular commission and curator development opportunities to accompany the programme. To keep informed about these callouts, sign up for the CIT e-newsletter here.

Our galleries are free to enter and open Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 (except when being used for private functions. Please check online before you travel).

If you have any questions about the gallery spaces, please contact our Galleries Manager (email address on the staff contacts page here).

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