Gallery Talks Series
Our free monthly talks are informal and last around 40 minutes with time for a discussion and questions afterwards. Talks are given by gallery staff or guest speakers. All talks are drop in, no need to book.
Trendspotting: 80 years of gifts from the Contemporary Art Society
May 17, 2pm
Over the last 80 years we have received numerous gifts at regular intervals from the Contemporary Art Society in this rich exhibition we display our vast collection of art work spanning the past 80 years. This series of donations provides us with a fascinating snapshot of the changing tastes of those in the art world.
Edgelands: Emilie Taylor
28 June, 2pm
Inspired by Greek mythology, specifically the story of Persephone and Demeter, Emilie’s latest body of work focuses on the strength and versatility of females. Emilie has a long-standing interest in representing the lives of people who exist in the gaps of society, which she describes as the Edgelands.
A Curious Turn
19 July, 2pm
This touring exhibition from the Crafts Council celebrates the extraordinary world of Automata. Automata are moving mechanical sculptures brought magically to life by sequences of cogs, cams and levers.
Oldham Stories: Natural History
23 August, 2pm
This exhibition brings together objects from our Natural History, Social History and Fine Art collections to look again at Oldham’s past and present. From birds and shells to a recreation of an Edwardian chemist’s shop, every object has a fascinating tale to tell. Discover our updated exhibition with new family friendly activities, new stories and objects on display.
River of Tea: From Bengal to Britain Photography by Tim Smith
20 September, 2pm
Indian tea enjoys a special place in British culture and the industry has played a key role in British-Indian history. Behind Britain’s cup of choice is a fascinating story that is rarely told. Join Tim Smith as he guides you down the River of Tea.
18 October, 2pm
From drawing, painting, and photography to ceramics, jewellery and sculpture, the exhibition features a wide range of artists with a huge array of styles. Take a guided stroll around the exhibition.