The Chapel Gallery provides an excellent Education Programme, attracting visits from pre-school children right through to FE & HE students from across the North West.

Working closely with nurseries, schools and colleges to help bring curriculum topics to life through the visual and performing arts. The art education team work in collaboration with professional artists and performers to develop engaging bespoke workshops and activities that meet each nursery, school or colleges particular needs.

There is also a well-established Holiday Activities programme to keep young people engaged throughout the school holidays. These sessions are family focused and encourage participants to develop their creative skills in a variety of media while the emphasis remains on having fun!

The bi-weekly Art Club is another service offered through the gallery. This service is facilitated by professional artists with many years experience as art educators, ensuring a high standard of specialist tuition. As an Arts Awards venue by the Arts Council England the Chapel Gallery can help support young people to achieve awards that can contribute to their UCAS points when making University applications.

As a Family Friendly venue, we also provide a range of activities that mean the gallery is an ideal place to visit as a family during each exhibition and we’re proud members of the Children’s University Scheme.

Loop Effect

The Loop Effect is on until 4th May.

Four artists positioned at the forefront of experimental digital animation / art collectively consider the ways in which loops, repetition, cycles and abstraction can be used to explore the role, the boundaries and the language of digital art animation today.

Artists: Max Hattler, Alex Jukes, James Shepherd and Alan Warburton.


Opportunities are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Guided tours:

Experience and engage with the exhibits. Gallery staff will guide groups around the exhibition, encouraging discussion about what is seen. Worksheets will be used to aid pupil’s engagement and interaction with the displays. We will consider the relationships between colours/colour mixing/spectrum and the ways in which we process colour, shape and light through optical illusions.

Tour and practical workshop:

As above, includes a session facilitated by an arts educator who will provide a workshop looking at how to produce rudimentary animations; exploring the ways our eyes and brains process information. Although this is an example gallery tour/workshop, visits can be tailored to meet your schools specific needs.

Self-guided tours:

Explore the exhibition independently.

Booking information:

For all of the opportunities above, please speak to gallery staff to arrange dates and times for the visits. A booking form needs to be completed before attendance.

All tours and workshops can be tailored to meet either key stage 1, 2 or Key stage 3 requirements.

Please note:

it is advised that staff visit the exhibition prior to booking so that visits can be tailored to meet bespoke curriculum objectives.

For more information or to book a visit please contact Jenni Ashcroft.