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The Green Man Gallery

The Green Man is an independent contemporary gallery and arts centre in Buxton, Derbyshire, managed and run by its artist members. It is the trading arm of Bridgehead (Arts) Ltd, a not-for-profit company dedicated to establishing creative connections across the community, and all of its staff are volunteers. 

The gallery has been open since November 2012 and its current home is Hardwick Studios (formerly known as Hardwick Hall); a fascinating Victorian building in the centre of town. In the past eight years The Green Man has established itself as an exciting creative hub for the local community and visitors alike which hosts a busy and varied programme of exhibitions, workshops, classes and performances. 

We host extensive and ever-changing exhibitions of original contemporary art and craft by the team of Resident Artists, and by guest artists and designer makers from across Derbyshire. These include paintings, photography, prints, mixed-media, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, hand-made books, leather and glass items and a wide range of original artist cards and postcards. Several of our Resident Artists work in open studio spaces on the first floor.

Upstairs there is a large Workshop Room which is available for hire and the ground floor gallery can also be hired as a performance venue and for meetings, talks, presentations and receptions.

Entry is free and the welcome is friendly and warm. You can stay for as long as you like to browse and buy or relax with a coffee and chat to the artists on duty.

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  • Cost: Workshops, meetings, regular groups: £15 per hour or £10 per hour community rate. Discounts offered for block bookings. Performances and other public events: please contact us to discuss.
  • Type: Exhibition and sale of contemporary art and craft, created locally. Live performances, classes and workshops. Community events.
  • Seating Capacity: Performances: 60 Workshops: 8 - 15, depending on activity. Receptions: 80
  • Standing Capacity: NotApplicable
  • The ground floor is fully accessible by wheelchair but there is no lift to the upper floors.


  • Rooms and exhibition spaces for hire; space for community arts and events.
  • Basic kitchen facilities
  • Licensed: No

Address details

  • The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, SK17 6PY

Booking Information

Contact Information

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  • Phone: 01298 937375

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