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The CAPE by Northern Quarter Gallery

The CapeThe CAPE is the latest addition to The Corn Exchange, by Northern Quarter Gallery. The CAPE is giving Manchester artists and creatives a fantastic chance to showcase their work.

With a wide variety of artists featured including painters, photographers, and designers, The Cape is showcasing the very best of Manchester artists.

The CAPEThe Space

The CAPE by the NQ Gallery curated by Johanne Fisher and Ben Sedman has opened a new gallery outside the iconic Corn Exchange, in
Cathedral Gardens, opposite the National Football Museum. Situated on Fennel Street in one of our dazzling glass boxes, The CAPE is showcasing work from some of the very best Manchester artists, photographers, and creatives, with new additions coming every day.

They have transformed the space into an artists haven. No longer will their work be locked up behind closed doors in the evenings, the glass walls mean their work can be enjoyed by everyone, all day and night. Open from 11am each day, you’ll be able to meet some of the artists that are situated here and talk to them about what makes their work so special.

Opening hours Monday – Saturday 11-6pm

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The artists that are currently in situ are;

Ben Sedman Photography“Photography has always been a passion of mine and travel has inspired my work. Having had the opportunity to live in various locations,  capturing the vibrancy and soul of a place through photography, has always been my intention.”

Phoenix Phusion – “For me glass is the ultimate medium, the modern alternative to traditional paint on canvas. Its versatility is infinite and its beauty timeless. Each piece is an encapsulated chemical reaction……frozen forever in time.” Natalie Phoenix

Paint Sayer“Paint Sayers was created with a dream and a rebellious spirit. Creating awesome artwork and wall murals for your naked walls. It is the many serendipities that have contributed to our overall wall mural style and we are always growing and creating new ideas. We have been very lucky to have been able to mix our passion with our business and it doesn’t stop here. The sky is the limit.”

Sunflowers In The Sea – Sunflowers In The Sea is based in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter in the iconic Afflecks Emporium selling unique handmade craft & design pieces.

Bee MancunianThe Bee Mancunian project was founded in 2015 in order to reflect the cultural heritage of Manchester through its civic symbol, the worker bee. He works across a variety of mediums and draws inspiration from the culture and environment of his hometown Manchester. Many of his designs can be found on the streets of Manchester.

Sketchbook DesignsSketchbook Designs specializes in hand-drawn typography. The name was chosen as all of his work is created using traditional methods. By incorporating detailed typography and illustration, Sketchbook Design endeavor to engage the viewer and take them on a journey.


The CAPE will be holding art based workshops and events within Manchester’s stunning Medieval Quarter. Get expert knowledge from some of Manchester’s best artists, creatives, and photographers.

They look forward to working with The Corn Exchange & other businesses, including Canal Street Media, to bring you something rather unique and special to Manchester.

The CapeThe Name – The CAPE

Many people have been wondering where the name “The CAPE” came from… well we are here to explain.

The Northern Quarter Gallery who are the masterminds behind The Cape wanted a name that tied in with the history of The Corn Exchange and so drew inspiration from the original purpose of the building as a Corn And Produce Exchange… i.e The CAPE.

They wanted The CAPE to have its own identity as a dynamic space that can be used as both a gallery and a workshop.

If you would like more information or would like to get involved please drop The CAPE an email at

They will be donating a percentage of sales to two Manchester Charities The Lord Mayors Memorial Fund and Street Angels.

You can find us on social media platforms:

Instagram: @northern_quarter_gallery
Twitter: @TheNqGallery
Facebook: @TheNQGalleryAfflecksPalace

We look forward to you visiting soon.