Community Gallery & Foyer Exhibitions

community_gallery_signThe Community Gallery shows a wide range of exhibitions by groups and individuals from the Borough of Oldham.

Anyone who is interested in submitting an exhibition proposal for consideration should contact Joy Thorpe on 0161 770 4653 or email

 Object Project
1 April – 20 May

Inspired by a number of Gallery Oldham’s collections, Level 3 Fine Art students from Oldham College have developed the Object Project. Marvel at their creative responses and discover the talents of local young artists.

Follow the Thread
27 May – 8 July

In 1865 three students came from Japan to Oldham to learn about industrialised textile production. The following year engineers from Platt Brothers travelled from Oldham to Japan to set up the first textile factory in the country. This exhibition showcases Crompton Primary School’s project using local history to make links with another country.

A Victorian Society – 150 Years of Oldham Photographic Society
15 July – 9 September

Explore the history of one of the oldest photographic societies in the UK. See historic images, artefacts and stories of Oldham from the society’s Victorian members, along with photographs by current members.



Foyer Exhibitions

The Gallery Foyer has a permanent display of items from our collections. It is also the place to look out for smaller pop-up exhibitions throughout the year.


Check back here for more information on our upcoming community gallery and foyer exhibitions.