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Let’s Talk About Sex

The latest exhibition in Gallery Oldham’s foyer explores the history of safer sex campaigning in Greater Manchester. The stories of those involved and affected in the past three decades take centre stage in this new exhibition launched to coincide with LGBT History Month. Let’s Talk About Sex is the result of a project by the LGBT […]

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Delighted to announce our newest acquisition!

Gallery Oldham is pleased to announce the acquisition of the painting Damilola, by Oldham-based artist Titus Agbara. This has been made possible through the generous support of Art Fund. Curators at Gallery Oldham were impressed by the quality of Agbara’s work when he submitted two pieces to the Oldham Open in September 2017. It was […]

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From the Negative to the Positive

The latest exhibition in the Gallery Oldham foyer runs until 2 February. From the Negative to the Positive is the result of a series of workshops led by three artists – photographer Ian Beesley, poet Ian McMillan and cartoonist Tony Husband. They have been working with ‘The Ragamuffins’, a group of local people with dementia, […]

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Journey back to magnificence

It has been a busy and satisfying year of progress on our Heritage & Arts Centre project. As we reach the end of 2017 it is time to draw breath and take stock of all the achievements we have made so far. And also to look forward to what happens next. The old library and […]

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Change from top to bottom

In recent weeks the work on the old library and art gallery building has seen changes from top to bottom. Whether it is removing guano from the roof spaces or carrying out a damp survey in the basement there has been plenty to keep our team of specialists busy. The damp survey wasn’t confined to the […]

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And the winner is…

Now that the Oldham Open exhibition is over and all of the works have been collected there is one last announcement to make. Hundreds of votes were cast in our search for The People’s Prize. We’ve counted them all up and (drumroll) the winner is… Neil Seville received the largest number of votes for his […]

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Facing the future

The latest stage of work on the old library and art gallery building has enabled us to get a close look at the faces that have stared out from this grand old building since 1883. Our contractors have been using a cherry-picker to carry out some survey work and also took the chance to come […]

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Going underground

In recent weeks the focus of work on the new Heritage & Arts Centre has been at ground level and below. The ongoing survey work has been mapping the services along Ashworth Street and Southgate Street as well as getting a better idea of the composition of the soil itself. In September a large boring […]

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Change is happening!

The “soft strip” of the old building has revealed many fascinating changes. The work has removed modern features to reveal elements of the building as it would have appeared in the 18oos. For the latest update on our Heritage & Arts Centre project we thought you’d enjoy these films giving a sense of what has […]

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River of Tea exhibition

Our latest exhibition tells the untold story of how our love for a cup of tea has helped shape our towns and cities today. River Of Tea – From Bengal To Britain is an exhibition of photographs by Tim Smith. Tea enjoys a special place in British culture and the industry has played a key […]

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