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Photo: History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

As part of a project to celebrate Lancashire Life’s 70th Birthday – Gallery Oldham needs your help in picking your favourite object to tell the story of the history of Lancashire. 70 of the final objects from across the North West will be selected to feature in both the magazine and a visitor trail from September – November 2017.

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Through the lens: Inside the Old Library and Museum by James Robertson

This week I have been completing work experience at Gallery Oldham and in my time here have explored The Old Library and Museum buildings. From a young age I’ve always had an interest in architecture ranging from structures in foreign countries like Italy to the more local ones in England. Photography has also been a big hobby in my […]

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Nightshade – Manchester Science Festival

This week I’ve been working at Gallery Oldham creating an installation of paper forms inspired by current exhibition ‘Art Forms in Nature’, a series of photographs by Karl Blossfeldt. The photographs show plant forms magnified up to 30 times their normal size allowing you to see their structure and detail. The paper plant and flower […]

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Join the team at Gallery Oldham…

This is an exciting time to join the team at Gallery Oldham as we embark on a major capital development which will deliver a new Heritage and Arts Centre for Oldham. All of our current vacancies can be found below. Applicants must apply through Yourcounciljobs. Gallery Oldham and heritage services have established an excellent reputation […]

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Join the team at Gallery Oldham…

Expressions of interest for Early Years Practitioners Our early years programmes have gone from strength to strength over the last few years and building upon the success of GO Baby for 0-2’s, in 2015 we launched GO Explorers for 2-4’s and their families. We have welcomed and sustained a new audience of over 2,000 new […]

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MAKE STUFF powered by MadLab

MadLab presents MAKE STUFF: a series of free making, coding and tech events. 10am – 4.30pm Saturday 3 September All MadLab MAKE STUFF activities are free and suitable for all ages. Just drop in, no need to book. Drop by and Make Your Own Robot, learn how to create a cloud at the Physics Busking […]

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Summer Sale

We’re having a big sale on the majority of our printed publications. From catalogues to our non-fiction work we have an excellent selection of reduced items. All publications below are now reduced to just £1 each + p.p. Respective Perspective – Patrick Hughes and Paul Critchley At the heart of Patrick Hughes and Paul Critchley practice is a child […]

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Join the team at Gallery Oldham…

This is an exciting time to join the team at Gallery Oldham as we embark on a major capital development which will deliver a new Heritage and Arts Centre for Oldham.   Please be aware these positions have now closed. All of our current vacancies can be found below. Applicants must apply through Yourcounciljobs. We […]

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Scribble my street with Liz Ackerley

Liz Ackerley has written this blog post about the first Urban Sketching workshop she ran at Gallery Oldham as part of the Manchester Histories Festival. Find out more about her workshops, Manchester Histories Festival and how you can get involved in her next workshops below. On Saturday 7th May I led the first urban sketching workshop for the Histories […]

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Photo: In Fine Style – our latest exhibition

In Fine Style – our latest exhibition

 In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious We have just finished installing the latest exhibition in our foyer. This fascinating display explores the life and work of prolific Jamaican illustrator, Wilfred Limonious (1949–99) This touring retrospective has been put together by One Love Books and the exhibition includes reproductions of work from the early […]

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