2000 To Present

1998 – 2002 Following closure of Manchester Art Gallery for refurbishment annual members’ exhibitions held at Bury Art Gallery with a series of lectures and workshops.  Prize money at annual exhibitions over £6000. 2003 Exhibition of selected members’ work at Manchester Art Gallery. 2003 to present Members’ exhibitions held in public art galleries across the…

1970’s

Continuing development of Northern School artists including Theodore Major, Roger Hampson and Norman Jaques
Strong three dimensional work with sculptors such as Ted Roocroft.

1976 L.S. Lowry died.

Lowry was elected a member in 1935 and had exhibited with the Academy for over forty years.

1930’s

MAFA members leading Manchesters’ emerging arts centre

  • 1931 Members only exhibitions changed – anyone could submit work for the annual show.
  • 1932 First open exhibition ‘Worthy of the best tradition of Manchester as an arts centre’ (Manchester Evening News)