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Art Talks with Titus Agbara

Gallery Oldham is delighted to announce this special artist talk by Titus Agbara as part of the Art Talks with Art Fund national programme. With support by Art Fund we were able to purchase Damilola in 2017, at that point, Agbara’s most recent piece of work. Originally featured in the Oldham Open exhibition. Join us for this special talk to hear Agbara […]

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Photo: Missive from a militant

Missive from a militant

A previously unknown letter from local suffragette, Annie Kenney, is now on public display for the very first time. Working-class political activist and factory worker Annie Kenney played a key role in the suffrage movement, and the letter, written to her sister Nell in October 1905, sheds new light on the first prison sentences served […]

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ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long Opening

Jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland, ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of artwork from 40 internationally renowned artists. The collection has been made accessible to audiences through exhibitions and partnerships with galleries and museums, across the United Kingdom. And Gallery Oldham has been one of the lucky Galleries to feature the […]

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Transformation Party revisited

A chance to look back to our Transformation Party from April 2017. On that day we showed over 200 people around the old Library, Museum and Art Gallery.

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Delighted to announce our newest acquisition!

Gallery Oldham is pleased to announce the acquisition of the painting Damilola, by Oldham-based artist Titus Agbara. This has been made possible through the generous support of Art Fund. Curators at Gallery Oldham were impressed by the quality of Agbara’s work when he submitted two pieces to the Oldham Open in September 2017. It was […]

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Change from top to bottom

In recent weeks the work on the old library and art gallery building has seen changes from top to bottom. Whether it is removing guano from the roof spaces or carrying out a damp survey in the basement there has been plenty to keep our team of specialists busy. The damp survey wasn’t confined to the […]

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And the winner is…

Now that the Oldham Open exhibition is over and all of the works have been collected there is one last announcement to make. Hundreds of votes were cast in our search for The People’s Prize. We’ve counted them all up and (drumroll) the winner is… Neil Seville received the largest number of votes for his […]

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Autumn at the Cabin featured artist Patricia Fernandes

Featuring around 300 pieces this years Oldham Open is one of our most popular to date. This years entries range from intricate hand crafted wooden jewellery to paintings, sculpture and large scale models. The remarkable array of mediums, techniques and styles used demonstrates the talents and skills of local artists and craftspeople from the Borough of Oldham. To […]

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