Chuck Gallery is an art space in Manchester dedicated to the promotion of contemporary and historic African art. We are an independent commercial art gallery dealing in the finest of African art.
The gallery brings distinct flavour to the culturally vibrant and diverse city of Manchester. Through hosting exhibitions of international and local artistic talents where we focus on African themes from unique aesthetic perspectives, the gallery aims to promote positive engagement amongst artists, collectors and patrons.
Our collection is an eclectic mix of paintings by emerging and established African artists, as we aim to generate interest in African art within Manchester and beyond. We seek to engage and delight the public in our extensive collection through various exhibition projects and gallery programmes spanning the entire year.
The foundations of Chuck Gallery are rooted in Nigeria, West Africa, where various exhibitions and art fairs have been held, particularly in globally renowned metropolitan cities like Lagos and Abuja.
The gallery, through Marvel Arts, a sister company, has played host to young discoveries like Joel Aruaye and seasoned professionals including the likes of Fidel Oyiogu. In these exhibitions we have sought to promote budding artists, exposing what the gallery considers as prospective latent talents. The move from the shores of Nigeria to Manchester, one of the top three most visited cities in the UK, is in pursuant to our vision of bringing the attention of the international community to the artists represented.
The gallery is in a unique position of being a private gallery led by Chukwudi Onwudiwe, a famous Lagos art dealer and collector of young Nigerian artists. He is also the founder of Lagos-based art dealing firm Marvel Arts Ltd. He is responsible for developing and managing the collections at Chuck Gallery.
Chuck gallery is excited to be able to bring to our audience an appreciable range of excellent quality paintings and other creative expressions. Our collections management policy requires that the collections are original and produced by top rate artists. Often, Chuck gallery’s collections are inspired by assiduity for respectable standards. Therefore, the collections team ensures that these items are painstakingly selected. The gallery’s survival and growth is dependent on continuing patronage by appreciators and collectors.
Their prime location which is only a short bus ride or a 25 minute walk from Manchester city centre, and a short walking distance from the main campus of the University of Manchester, makes the gallery easily accessible to visitors from all parts of Manchester. Interestingly, they are also in close proximity to the Elizabeth Gaskell House, former home of the renowned author.
Their core mission is to promote African art and artists through innovative and enterprising initiatives. They want to create platforms for artists, some of whom may remain relatively unknown despite their impeccable talents, by enabling easy access to their works. They will also be providing access for curious art enthusiasts interested in international fine art.
The vision in Chuck Gallery is to broaden the understanding and appreciation of African art. They implore people to visit us at the gallery or on our website where you can enhance your home and/or offices with the best of African fine art.
The gallery is easily accessible via public transport, bicycle or on foot.
Walk – 25 – 30 minute from Manchester city centre
Bike – Space available at the gallery to secure bikes with owner’s bicycle chain and lock
Bus – 130, 173, 192 & 197
Metro (Tram) – From Market Street to Manchester Piccadilly (Please note that this will include an additional 10 minutes on the bus or 30 minutes on foot).
Train – From Oxford rail station to Manchester Piccadilly Rail station (Please note that this will include an additional 10 minutes on the bus or 30 minutes on foot).
For further information on public transport access to Chuck Gallery, please visit Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
or call TfGM on 0871 2002233
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