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Moon Grove

Moon Grove

7 Moon Grove, Manchester, M14 5HE

A Clay Hand

Moon Grove is pleased to announce ‘A Clay Hand’ by Patrick Hartigan, the artist and writer’s first exhibition outside of Australia and New Zealand. As a series of new paintings that open a conversation with the gallery’s Georgian architecture and garden, the works in the exhibition acknowledge a debt to historical and contemporary self-taught painting in Australia and Manchester, while showing a gritty amalgamation of unmonumental abstraction and figuration. Influences include early renaissance artist Piero dela Francesca and the Scottish-born Australian painter-wanderer Ian Fairweather.




Situated on a historically notable street – one of the oldest in the city – Moon Grove lies at the southernmost point of the new ‘Oxford Road Corridor’, a cultural ‘innovation district’ that runs from St Peter’s Square in the city centre (the site of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819) to Wilmslow Road in the south. 

Among other organisations, the area contains Castlefield Gallery, HOME, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester School of Art, The Holden Gallery, The Royal Northern College of Music, The University of Manchester, The Pankhurst Centre, Whitworth Art Gallery and the world-famous Curry Mile, the largest concentration of South Asian restaurants outside of the Indian Subcontinent.

From its modest and intimate location, the gallery provides context for critical independence and creative exhibition-making, where audiences might witness revelatory new forms of international contemporary art.

The gallery was founded in 2022 by Andrew Hunt.

Please note: Moon Grove is a private address, visitors are personal guests of the proprietors.

Moon Grove


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