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Green Light for Oldham Heritage and Arts Centre

Work on site at the historic former Oldham Library and Art Gallery on Union Street is expected to begin in the spring of 2019. Following a period of surveys and studies on this much loved listed building the ‘green light’ has been given for us to get going on the new Oldham Heritage and Arts […]

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The Map in the Newsagents

A little-known painting by Helen Bradley is the latest addition to our ‘Peace and Plenty’ exhibition. Helen Bradley’s painting ‘It was always sad…’ is a fascinating view of Oldham during the First World War. Intriguingly the focal point of the picture is a map in a newsagent’s window. Helen Bradley is rightly remembered for her […]

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An Oldham war memorial returns to the town

A long-lost war memorial has returned to Oldham this month. The roll of honour lists the names of members of the Oldham and District Cop Packers’ Association who died in the first world war. The memorial had previously been in the collections of the Working Class Movement Library who have generously transferred it to Gallery […]

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Responding to Art Through Heuristic Play

Gallery Oldham have recently worked with Nic Found (Director of Creative Learning) and Sally Thornley (Play Therapist) of Kingfisher Special School to help children engage with the exhibition ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long. Pupils explored and responded to Richard Long’s artwork in a workshop using heuristic play in the gallery and Education Suite. Heuristic play is […]

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Art Talks with Titus Agbara

Gallery Oldham is delighted to announce this special artist talk by Titus Agbara as part of the Art Talks with Art Fund national programme. With support by Art Fund we were able to purchase Damilola in 2017, at that point, Agbara’s most recent piece of work. Originally featured in the Oldham Open exhibition. Join us for this special talk to hear Agbara […]

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Photo: Missive from a militant

Missive from a militant

A previously unknown letter from local suffragette, Annie Kenney, is now on public display for the very first time. Working-class political activist and factory worker Annie Kenney played a key role in the suffrage movement, and the letter, written to her sister Nell in October 1905, sheds new light on the first prison sentences served […]

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ARTIST ROOMS: Richard Long Opening

Jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland, ARTIST ROOMS is a collection of artwork from 40 internationally renowned artists. The collection has been made accessible to audiences through exhibitions and partnerships with galleries and museums, across the United Kingdom. And Gallery Oldham has been one of the lucky Galleries to feature the […]

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Transformation Party revisited

A chance to look back to our Transformation Party from April 2017. On that day we showed over 200 people around the old Library, Museum and Art Gallery.

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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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