Midday Studios, Manchester

After many years trying to find evidence that Harry Ousey was indeed exhibiting at the Midday Studios based in Mosley Street, Manchester during the 1940’s, information has come to light.  Art historian Dr. Ian Massey whilst researching for a book he is writing, visited Manchester Art Gallery archives, not knowing about Ousey at the time of his visit.

He photographed exhibition information for his own use which included Harry Ousey and details of work that he exhibited. So just by chance this was such a wonderful revelation as it adds substance and greater relevance to Harry’s work.  I will be visiting the archive in September, I wonder what else is waiting to be discovered.

Harry was also a member of the Manchester Art Group founded in 1947 involving such great names as L.S. Lowry, Theodore Major who founded the Art group and Ian Grant.


Mid-Day Studios 1947-3

Mid-Day Studios 1947-2

Jobling Gowler Solicitors

An exhibition of Harry’s work has now finished at Jobling Gowler Solicitors in Macclesfield,
we would like to thank everyone who attended.

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Facebook and Twitter

Harry Ousey is now represented on Facebook and Twitter – @harryousey
For the latest news and views why not go and have a look!


Elephantstones Gallery

A selection of work is available to buy.




Recently two books have been published which include references to Harry Ousey.

“A Northern School – Revisited”  by Peter Davies published by Bill Clarke, Hale.

“The Northern School – A Reappraisal”  written and published by Martin Reagan,
Gateway Gallery, Hale.



If you would like to know more about Harry Ousey, Sue Astles, the artist’s niece would be delighted to give a Presentation about
Harry Ousey. Her memories of him and her aunt Susie, their nomadic lifestyle in the U.K. and Europe, painting and travelling.

Please make contact through the Contacts section on this website.