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

What’s On & latest Events

Exhibition: More Than A Woman by Contemporary Mix

When: 28th September – 24th October 2018, Launch evening: Friday 28th September, 6pm to 8pm, drinks, nibbles and live music

Contemporary Mix of art work from Anne T Mann, Mary Worwood, Sue Gledhill and Suzanne Pearson. Based in Cheshire, Staffordshire Moorlands and Buxton –  the artists first met during a degree course at Leek School of Art.

Their new exhibition, “More than a Woman”, includes work that reflects on the centenary of women’s suffrage. Additional signature pieces by all the artists will cover photography, textiles, printmaking and painting.

Meet the Artist Sessions – Find out more about their techniques and inspiration on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm:
3rd October – Anne T Mann (photography)
10th October – Mary Worwood (textiles/embroidery)
17th October – Suzanne Pearson (painting & printmaking)
24th October – Sue Gledhill (painting)

Entry / Cost: FREE

Workshop: Inktober Group

When: Every Monday, from 7pm – 8.30pm

Open to everyone and led by illustrator Charlie Collins, come along to a weekly, Inktober inspired sketching group!

Some materials will be provided, just bring a pen and your sketchbook! Some techniques will also be taught including pointillism, using biros and painting with ink. Book in advance or turn up on the night. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Entry / Cost: Each session is £6 or you can pay for the full course and get a 20% discount (making it £30 for 6 sessions)

Workshop: Drink and Draw with Andrea Joseph

When: 5th October 2018 at 7pm – 9.30pm

Andrea Joseph is a drawing phenomenon!
Find out more here:

Bring your own sketching materials to this ‘alternative’ life drawing session with a narrative.

Booking essential. Space is limited.

Entry / Cost: Ticket price is £15 and includes a hot drink (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, herb teas). You are welcome to bring your own wine and beer

Exhibition: Art & Poetry from San Quentin Prison

When: 24th September – 29th October 2018

An exhibition of original art and petry by prisoners currently on Death Row at San Quentin Prison, California, USA. Launch evening is 1st September 2018, 7pm – 9pm. Read about the background to this fascinating project here and at

Entry / Cost: FREE

Workshop: First Steps in Art

When: 28th September 2018 at 10am – 4pm

A full-day workshop for adults who have little or no experience in art, with artists/teacher, Lin Cheung. You will play and learn about a variety of materials including charcoal, graphite, pen and ink; dry and oil pastel; watercolour and acrylic paint.

Entry / Cost:Cost £65 including all materials. Deposit £25 on booking.

You can book at the gallery in person or by phone on 01298 937375 (card payment) or go to
for further information and to book directly with LIn.

Gig: Mean Mary

When: 29th September 2018, 7.30pm to 10.15pm, Doors open 7pm

‘The voice of a ragged angel combined with the banjo playing of the devil .’ No Depression Journal.

An award-winning Nashville-based musician/writer, Mean Mary James is equally versatile on guitar, fiddle banjo and seven other instruments and is known internationally for her lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals and intricate story songs.

Don’t miss this high-energy performance in the exciting acoustics of Buxton’s Green Man Gallery.

Entry / Cost: Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door

You can book in advance at the gallery or by phone on 01298 937375 (card payment minimum £5). Booking advised as space is limited.

Age limit 12+

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

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

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

Images / photo credits: The Green Man Gallery