Press Release: Chapel Street through the Keyhole, Anthony McCarthy

18th June 2015

Anthony McCarthy is a Salford artist who, for the past 2 years, has been depicting the regeneration of Chapel Street and Salford Crescent in mixed media drawings.

This exhibition features the architectural change of Chapel Street but also explores an alternative view of this regeneration, uniquely looking through basements to rooftops revealing the often overlooked and unseen aspects of Chapel Street, These images capture the beauty and timelessness of the then and the now as the regeneration develops rapidly on.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 4 July at Salford Museum & Art Gallery so why not join us for the opening event at 12.30pm and make an afternoon of it by attending Hugh Winterbottom's artist event at 1.30pm. Hugh will be giving an art demonstration and tour of his artwork in his exhibition. The Now, The North which compliments McCarthy's work perfectly.

Anthony McCarthy says:

Capturing the transient mood of the city is very important.

Contact for further information, images, quotes etc:

Kellie Brown, Marketing Officer for Heritage Services, 0161 778 0819,
Amy Goodwin, Exhibitions Officer, 0161 778 0883,

Notes for the editor

Salford Community Leisure provides sport, leisure and cultural services in the city. We manage a wide variety of facilities and activities across the eight neighbourhood areas within the city, including sport and leisure facilities, community centres, libraries, community use high schools, museums and the Music and Performing Arts Service.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities guaranteed to inspire.

Ordsall Hall - Salford's Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house - was first recorded in 1177. Since then, it has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts!

Today, it is an engaging heritage site open to visitors for 5 days a week throughout the year. Surrounded by landscaped grounds, it boasts hands on exhibitions, immersive room settings and a small cafe.

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