MAFA holds exhibitions regularly throughout the North-West and Yorkshire. Our exhibitions are hosted by galleries and museums across these regions; recent shows have been exhibited at Gallery Oldham, Stockport War Memorial Gallery, The Atkinson and The Whitaker.

We take an innovative approach to exhibition programming, bringing together our diverse range of members work to create interesting and eye-catching displays. Our exhibitions are sometimes led by themes, such as the everyday, or focused on a certain media.



Manchester Cathedral Exhibition: 'The Meditation of Drawing'

September 2023

Manchester Cathedral

Exhibition Preview: Sunday 10th September 2-3pm

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Events & Activities

We have a huge range of activities for friends, members, artists, young people and anyone else who visit our exhibitions or get involved with MAFA.

Details of our forthcoming and current exhibitions can be found above. If you're interested in finding out more about our exhibitions, check out our free linked talks and tours!

We often have other events related to our exhibitions or individual exhibitions by our artists, these include previews, artist workshops and education sessions. Watch this space for details...

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Bunker Talk: MAFA with MSoA

You can now watch the recording of the Bunker Talk online. MAFA Members John Hewitt, Julia Midgley and Professor Tim Brennan discussed their relationship with drawing with Sophie Benson. This talk relates to our upcoming exhibition

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‘The Meditation of Drawing’ Exhibition

MAFA exhibition at Manchester Cathedral 10th September – 12th October 2023 ‘Photography is an immediate reaction; drawing is a meditation’ – Henri Cartier-Bresson  The purpose of drawing can be many things to different individuals; it can

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Dean Clough Summer 2023

The MAFA Summer 2023 Exhibition opened today at the Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough. The exhibition will run until the 15th July. More than 50 Academicians are exhibiting their work. This includes paintings, sculptures and prints.

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Manchester School of Art Bunker Talk #121

Three members of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, John Hewitt, Julia Midgley and Professor Tim Brennan, will be discussing their relationship with drawing in conversation with Sophie Benson. The talk will take place at the

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