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Transformation Party latest

Preparation for our Transformation Party is in full swing. Later this month we will hand the old library building over to contractors for their survey works to begin. We are marking this milestone by hosting a Transformation Party on Saturday 22nd April. And we are planning some special souvenirs of the day too. There will […]

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Transformation Party!

The project to create a new Heritage & Arts Centre in the original old library building is about to enter its next phase. In just a few weeks we will hand the building over to contractors for an extensive series of survey works. And to mark this latest milestone we are hosting a Transformation Party […]

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The Oldham Open returns!

The Oldham Open exhibition is for artists of all ages who live, work or study in Oldham. As we prepare for its return this autumn we are sending out a call for entries. Pick up your paintbrush, fire up the kiln and get snapping with that camera! This is your chance to showcase your work as […]

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A bird’s eye view

We had a special ‘flypast’ this morning as our building project moved up to the next level. A drone was deployed to carry out a photographic survey of the roof of the old Library & Art Gallery before building work starts later this year. Much of the roof and the original lantern lighting will be […]

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Big Big Camera – Temporary Exhibition Closure

Due to a private event at Gallery Oldham, the Big Big Camera exhibition will be closed to the public on 7 March 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the exhibition will be open as normal from Wednesday 8 March. If you have any questions please contact us: gallery.oldham@oldham.gov.uk 0161 770 4742

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Reaching for the top

Eagle eyed visitors might have noticed the first signs of building work on our exciting capital project. Scaffolding has appeared along two sides of the Old Library & Art Gallery building to enable our contractors to fully survey the roof. There were several internal building surveys last year but for many this is the first […]

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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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Christmas Opening Times

Over the festive period we will have alternative opening times and be closed on certain during the Christmas break. Please find these dates and times below. We would advise checking the website or calling our direct number prior to any visit close to Christmas to avoid disappointment.   Christmas Eve – Sat 24th December, 10am […]

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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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