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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Our latest blog looks at why archives are important and how they can be preserved. It is by guest blogger Glenn Mellor from Oldham Garden Suburb Association
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Follow the Thread: renewing 152 year old links between Oldham and Kagoshima