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The Old Town Hall featured artist Liz Ackerley

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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Pan’s Labyrinth featured artist Lee Nolan

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 […]

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In The Name Of.. featured artist Rick Reddyoff

In the Name Of…. My Obsession with Names and How it became a photo series ‘What’s in a name? A rose by any other would smell as sweet.’ So wrote Shakespeare in some play or other. And you have to admit, he has a point. What exactly is in a name? Of course, what he’s […]

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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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