The Green Man Gallery Buxton

The Green Man Gallery, Buxton

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The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Buxton

Tel: 01298. 937375

Opening times: Monday 10.30am – 1.30pm, Tuesday 10.30am – 4.30pm, Wednesday 10.30am – 4.30pm, Thursday CLOSED, Friday 10.30am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm, Sunday 10.30am – 2.30pm

  • The Green Man Gallery is an independent gallery and exhibition space, managed and run by local High Peak artists housed in this stunning building.
  • Studios, workshop area and shop selling artists’ work + regular live music events and workshops.
  • Parking is available near the gallery on various streets and roads.
  • Spaces available for hire for workshops, events, small-scale performances and meetings.

Entry/Cost: Each show/event varies, see below for details


Workshop: Life Drawing

When: Every Tuesday, from 7pm – 9pm

A popular weekly session for artists at any stage who want to develop their drawing practice with a professional life model. This is not a taught session but the organiser, Curtis Bollington, is on hand to give guidance and encouragement if needed. ​Easels are provided; paper may be purchased at the session. Some drawing tools are available but artists are encouraged to bring their own.

Booking essential as space is limited. Contact Curtis Bollington: 07880 535615. (Over 16s only.)

Drop in for a short time or stay for the full two hours.

Entry / Cost: £8 per session to cover room hire and model’s fee.


Workshop: Sketchbook Club

When: Every Friday, 3pm – 4.15pm

Bring your own sketchbook. Some materials will be provided. Activities will be planned for each week or just bring some paper and work on your own project! Age 16+

Entry / Cost: £4 per person, £3 students


Adult Dance Classes

When: Every Thursday, from 7pm

Dance for fun and fitness with the Catherine Farrimond Dance School. Adult classes every Thursday. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and beginners are welcome. 7pm: Jazz Tap. 8pm: Ballet & Body Conditioning

Entry / Cost: £6 per class or £10 if both classes are taken

For information and to book places, contact Catherine Farrimond on 01298 70984.


Changing Faces with Funny Wonders After School Workshop

When: Every Tuesday in term time from 3.30pm to 5pm in the gallery’s Workshop Room upstairs.

Continuing until Summer 2018. Do something creative on a Tuesday afternoon after school. Anyone aged 11 to 18 is welcome and it’s free! Find out more about Funny Wonders at funnywonders.wixsite.com/funnywonders

Contact Ali on hello@funnywonders.org to find out more about the Changing Faces project and to book your place.

Entry / Cost: FREE


Exhibition: The Buxton Spa Prize 2018

When: 1st to 31st July 2018

Extensive exhibition of entries to this national art competition, now in its fifth year. The exhibition fills the whole of the ground floor and last year include the work of 150 artists. Deadline for registration: Sunday 13th April.

Entry / Cost: FREE


Buxton Festival Fringe perfomances

When: 4th – 21st July 2018

The gallery is a lively Fringe venue and this year they are hosting 32 separate performances including theatre, music, comedy and spoken word. Tickets for all of the shows are on sale from Saturday 26th May 2018.

Entry / Cost: Please check individual events


Exhibition: Something Like the Colour Purple

When:  4th July to 31st August 2018

An ambitious group exhibition by The Green Man Gallery’s Resident Artists which takes its inspiration from the complex range of colours at the higher end of the visible spectrum. Their entry to this year’s Buxton Festival Fringe. Preview: Wednesday 4th July 2018 from 6pm to 8pm.

Entry / Cost: FREE


Workshop: Playing with Mixed Media and Collage

When:  27th July 2018, 10am to 4.30pm

A full day workshop with artists and teacher, Lin Cheung, focusing on releasing creativity by experimenting and learning techniques of mixing media. 10am to 4.30pm. For further information and booking click here

Entry / Cost: £70 not including materials. Deposit £25 on booking. (non refundable), Materials are available to purchase for £5.


For more information about The Green Man Gallery and events, go to:

www.facebook.com/TheGreenManGallery