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The Oldham Open is officially open…for submissions

We’ve been talking about this for months, but THIS is the week in which you need to bring your submissions to Gallery Oldham for consideration by our selection panel! Submission days are Wednesday – Saturday this week, 6th – 8th September. 10am – 4pm.

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Revealing forgotten secrets

Work has continued to strip away decades of modern additions to the old Library & Art Gallery on Union Street. After several weeks the building is now back to its original fabric and long-hidden features have been revealed. These include reopening the lightwell down to the first floor as well as removing the old lift […]

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Heritage Open Days 2017

This September is the latest annual Oldham Histories Festival and Heritage Open Days. This is your chance to find out more about the people, places, buildings and stories in your area.

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Is this James Johnson?

The current exhibition in our Community Gallery celebrates the 150th anniversary of Oldham Photographic Society. Amongst the many fascinating images on display, one photograph shows a young man of African descent who would have made quite a journey to walk the streets of Victorian Oldham.

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Planning for the future

The building work continues to gather pace for our new Arts & Heritage Centre. The continuing ‘soft strip’ entails the removal of all modern services throughout the building, taking the old library and art gallery back to the original Victorian fabric.

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A week in the life of Gallery Oldham

My name is Sam Robson and I’m an A Level student at Bluecoat School. I chose to complete my work shadowing at Gallery Oldham, as it is local to me and would provide me with the relevant experience needed to gain a place on a history degree course. Shadowing the Senior Curator Sean Baggaley has […]

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Photo: 12 weeks until the Oldham Open!

12 weeks until the Oldham Open!

For those of you who have entered the Oldham Open before nothing much has changed, although we will have a slightly smaller amount of space due to exciting developments in the Old Library (see other blog posts for updates on that). It will be in Gallery 2 and the Community Gallery this year. Depending on […]

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