The artist Ned Owens and his first wife Margo Ingham set up the Mid-Day Studios in 1946 in the basement of a house opposite the City Art Gallery.

It was a privately run gallery which exhibited works by local artists. Lowry's first major one person show was held here in 1948. The gallery closed in 1951.


Ned Owens; bequeathed to his second wife, Pat Owens, 1990.

Manchester Art Gallery

Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3JL
0161 235 8888

Opening times

Monday 11am–5pm. Tuesday-Sunday 10am–5pm, including bank holiday Mondays. First Wednesday of every month open until 9pm. Closed Good Friday, 1 January, 24–26 and 31 December.

Exhibitions at Manchester Art Gallery

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