• Afflecks Palace- Where Quirky Christmas Dreams Come True by Manchester Finest

    If you are looking for an alternative shopping experience this Christmas, you need not to look much further than Manchester’s only permanent shopping emporium – Afflecks Palace.
  • Heart & Soul Charity Auction

    We would like to Auction Heart & Soul off for charity and we have chosen a charity very close to our hearts. The Francis House Childrens Hospice in Didsbury Manchester. We are taking bids now - the starting bid was £50! Please email at Hello@nqgallery.com to be in for a chance of winning.
  • Happy Noel - who is your favourite Noel!

    With Christmas nearly upon us designer Sunflowers In The Sea has created a range of Happy Noel designs for the NQ Gallery. Featuring three rather special Noel Celebrities - who is your favourite Noel?
  • Madchester & Haçienda inspired design!

    Madchester & Haçienda inspired design!
  • Clint Boons Manchester - Afflecks

    Clint Boons Manchester - Afflecks
  • I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend.

    I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend - Freddie Mercury
    There's absolutely no doubt about it.
  • The Cape By The Northern Quarter Gallery

    The Cape By The Nq Gallery showcasing Manchester artists, photographers and creatives.
  • Martin Parr: Return To Manchester

    Well thats a first a photo of the Northern Quarter Gallery taken by photographer Martin Parr is in an Exhibition in The Manchester Art Gallery!
  • stories by AFFLECKS - HATCH

    We were very excited to be given the opportunity to have a pop-up gallery at HATCH
  • A look through the Lens

    Ben Sedman was one of the very first resident artists at the Nq gallery so we thought it was about time we shared his journey as a photographer with you.
    I've had a passion for photography from an early age and I've always been intrigued and inspired by both the man made and natural world.
    I've been fortunate enough to travel to many countries and love immersing myself in the different cultures. This has without doubt inspired my love of vibrant colour, architecture and textures, which I hope I capture within my designs.
    I've lived in Manchester for over 14 years, and throughout that time, I've met a number of people, who have given me the opportunity to develop my skills as a photographer.
    Setting up my own business has been a great deal of hard work, as this was on top of a full time job lecturing at MMU. I had no previous photography training or any idea about how to set up a small business. But, with the support (and patience!) of friends and family and the opportunity to join the Makers Market, I was able to build up a portfolio, showcase my work and reach a wide audience.
    Being involved in the Makers Markets enabled me to met other creative minded people and doing so, a group of us became involved in the NQ Gallery based in Afflecks Palace. Being part of such a unique gallery has always been a dream of mine, and now its a reality.
    I lecture part time now at MMU, I really enjoy my work there and find supporting the students very rewarding. I also part own 'The Chorlton Art Market' soon to be relaunched as 'The Art Hive.
    I set up 'Art In The Alley', along with 8 other artists, and have a number of other plans on the horizon.
    I'm currently out in Dubai, working on a commission resulting from my client visiting the gallery.
    I certainly didn't think I'd be doing this a couple of years ago! I guess, if you are truly passionate about something, you just have to go for it. It's a risk, and a huge amount of work, you get a