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The portacabins have landed

Regular visitors might have noticed some visible signs of progress with our project to create a new Heritage & Arts Centre. We handed the old library building over to contractors at the end of April and the next phase of works is getting underway. This an intensive series of surveys that will inform all the […]

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Dementia Awareness Week 2017

This Friday (19 May) Gallery Oldham and Making Space are holding a market place open day as part of Dementia Awareness week.  Carers, people living with dementia, and anyone wishing to understand and find out more about services available and what’s happening around dementia in Oldham are invited to come along.  The event is free […]

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Trendspotting in our latest exhibition

Our latest exhibition explores Gallery Oldham’s long relationship with the Contemporary Art Society.   The Contemporary Art Society (CAS) was founded in 1910 by a group of artists, critics, curators and art patrons with the aim of furthering the appreciation and understanding of contemporary art. Museums and galleries paid an annual subscription and were given […]

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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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