Today, our corner shops and food stores are working hard to make sure we can buy essentials. Take a moment to look back at the Coop… one of our most familiar and oldest established retailers.
With schools closed and the kids at home, the question becomes what can I do to keep them busy? Help is on hand. We’ve put together some fabulous crafty ideas to keep your young ones busy.
It’s been a trying season for Oldham Athletic with the season suspended so it’s nice to look back on happier times with Gallery Oldham’s collection.
Now you can enjoy an online version of our Rock Against Racism exhibition at Gallery Oldham. See photographs by Syd Shelton.
Oldham Local Studies and Archives has been awarded the prestigious Archive Service Accreditation.
The Gallery will be closing at 5pm today and will not reopen until there is a change in UK government advice. Oldham Local Studies and Archives is also now closed. Oldham Council have a full page of local updates and advice which you can find here. Oldham Library will remain open to allow access to […]
Happy Global Recycling day! At Gallery Oldham we don’t just recycle, we up-cycle! Our Social History Curator, Bill Longshaw, has found several objects that are no longer appropriate for use in the Gallery but instead of just getting rid of them we’re giving them to artists who are turning them into art!
Coronavirus Public Information Update: 16 March 2020 We want Gallery Oldham to be a safe place for visitors, staff, and volunteers. We are following the advice of Oldham Council and UK government over our approach and want to keep you updated. Visiting Gallery Oldham At present our opening hours remain unchanged and ask that you follow […]
Our latest exhibition opens on Saturday 14 March. Syd Shelton: Rock Against Racism explores the musical movement through the key years between 1976 and 1981. Syd Shelton spent time capturing the movement through photography and this important display of his work captures the spirit of the times. The exhibition revisits the energy of Rock Against […]
As part of the wonderful ‘Sounds Like Her‘ touring exhibition, currently on display until 7th March. We’re delighted to bring you a new review series by local creatives. Inspired by the exhibition one of our fantastic visitor services team has recorded a podcast completely inspired by Sounds Like Her. Give her piece a listen by […]
Patrick Bell describes his visit to Sounds Like Her exhibition at Gallery Oldham.
The Moon has landed! Queen Elizabeth Hall Oldham tomorrow. Illuminate will take place as planned this Friday 21 February but due to the high winds ‘Museum of the Moon’ will now be relocated to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, West Street. View this mesmerising Giant Illuminated Moon throughout the evening. Friday 21st February 6 – 9pm. […]
Exploring my family history with the textile industry through Gallery Oldham’s collections. Discovering Rome Mill, the Lees and textile rollers.
We’ve mentioned it already but we are really excited about this year’s Illuminate Festival! This is the fourth Illuminate Festival and is your chance to see Oldham town centre in a new light. An opportunity to witness some mesmerising installations and dazzling performances. If you haven’t experienced Illuminate before then this film from last year […]
February 2020 Half-Term family fun activities at Gallery Oldham get creative and join in the fun, have a go at spirograph soundwaves and making a mobile.
Degas’s masterpiece, Hélène Rouart in her Father’s Study, from The National Gallery to be exhibited at Gallery Oldham in 2020.
Find out more about Illuminate 2020 on Friday 21 February and what is going on at Gallery Oldham for this spectacular late-night arts festival.
Find out more about Art UK and how to buy your favourite prints from Gallery Oldham’s and other public art collections across the UK.
To celebrate National Storytelling Week we’re launching a project to tell new stories. Bill Longshaw looks after the Social History collections at Gallery Oldham. Here’s his story….. My name is Bill Longshaw and my job at Gallery Oldham is to look after the Social History collections. As well as all kinds of art and natural […]
At the end of November 2019 we showed over 150 people our plans for OMA which will transform the old Library, Museum and Art Gallery into a new Arts & Heritage centre and bring together Gallery Oldham, Oldham Theatre Workshop, Oldham Arts Development and Oldham Local Studies and Archive. It also celebrated 25 years of […]
In December 2018, The Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust was awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The award was to help the Trust to prepare the donation of their impressive rugby league memorabilia collection to Gallery Oldham. To mark the successful completion of the project a special celebration event takes place this Saturday, […]
You’re invited to our Transformation Party to celebrate plans for OMA – Oldham’s new Heritage and Arts centre.
Today Year 3 pupils from St Thomas Leesfield, Lees, Oldham took over Gallery Oldham.
Join us on Saturday 30 November to celebrate 25 years of the National Lottery at our second Transformation Party. Lottery funding is an important element of our project to create OMA – a new venue for Arts and Heritage in Oldham. We’ll be having fun all afternoon at Gallery Oldham. Everyone is welcome, and there […]
The Gallery Oldham Collective catch up with Diana Terry who artwork Too Close to Home is on display in the Oldham Open 2019. This image has also been used in climate change demonstrations.
Guest blog by paintings conservator Elizabeth Jowett My latest project is working with Gallery Oldham to conserve paintings from their collection that were damaged in a flood. The variation in severity of damage is vast, with some paintings really badly affected by direct contact with water, while others have been damaged by the humidity. I […]
The Gallery Oldham Collective catch up with artist Howard Jones to talk about his artwork currently display in the Oldham Open 2019.
Family Friendly activities at Gallery Oldham this October half-term.
The Gallery Oldham Collective catch up with artist Titus Agbara to chat about his new artwork Built on Cotton and Coal.
Work to transform the former Oldham library building into a new state of the art, arts and heritage centre is a step closer following the appointment of the lead contractor. Interserve, the international support services, construction and equipment group, have been chosen to deliver the £13m project and restore the grade two-listed former library and […]
This week young people from the Gallery Oldham Collective interview Peter Yankowski about his work The Morrigan currently on display in the Oldham Open 2019.
Learn how to make an origami dog. Simple fun activities in papercraft linked to our On Paper exhibition at Gallery Oldham.
Over the next month young people from the Gallery Oldham Collective will be catching up with some of the artists who are currently showing their work in the Oldham Open 2019. This week they interviewed Justin Hodder.
We’ve been very busy this week installing the Oldham Open which is due to open on Friday 20 September. Over 300 works were submitted and approximately 260 pieces will be included in the exhibition. I caught up with local artist Kevin Haynes, who has two new paintings in the exhibition this year. His picture I’m […]
Get involved in the arts and volunteer with Oldham Council’s new volunteer maker service!
Artist Titus Agbara speaks to Gallery Oldham about his painting Damilola and entering the Oldham Open.
Oldham’s annual Histories Festival is your chance to find out more about the people, places, buildings and stories in your area
Behind-the -scenes conservation of butterflies and moths at Gallery Oldham.
Looking for a special gift or a treat for yourself this summer? Why not visit our shop in the foyer for a range of crafts, cards, children’s toys and Oldham souvenirs to suit all pockets. We’re proud to stock a unique selection of textiles, ceramics and hand-crafted jewellery created by local artists and craftspeople. […]
Behind-the-scenes conservation of artwork after the 2018 flood at Gallery Oldham.
Search for a missing Peterloo banner 200 years since the Peterloo Masssacre.
Don’t miss Dr Alison Morgan fascinating talk about songs and ballads linked to Peterloo based on her new book at Gallery Oldham on 24th July 2019 at 1pm. Dr Alison Morgan’s book, Ballads and Songs of Peterloo, is the first to gather more than 70 contemporary songs and poems about the massacre in a […]
Saturday 20th July sees the return of our popular Bee Day at Gallery Oldham from 1-4pm. This is your chance to find out more about the Gallery’s most popular residents. We’ve been delighted to host a hive of bees on our second floor balcony since 2015 and last year we welcomed a 2nd hive. They […]
Fishing for her family history, Angela Dingle’s visit to Gallery Oldham brought her face to face with a picture of her great-great grandfather, William Barber. Angela’s relative was quite a character. Born in 1829, he worked as a fisherman in St Ives. He lived in Pudding Bag Lane in poverty with his wife and their […]
Exploring the ceramic collection at Gallery Oldham and discovering Claire Curneen’s Daphne.
Have you hit a brick wall in your family history research? Did Great-grandad disappear and no-one spoke about him again? Is there a rumour that Great-great grannie married against her father’s wishes and went to live in London? Perhaps you are just starting out and need a little help to find your way through […]
Lucy Mascord conserves a taxidermy Red Deer Stag ready for new foyer display at Gallery Oldham.
Opening tomorrow is our exciting new exhibition The Art of Science: Taxidermy by Jack Fishwick. For Jack Fishwick taxidermy is an art form. But it is art based on a deep understanding and careful observation of the natural world. From a very early age he was fascinated by natural history and had a passion […]
We’re very busy installing some eye-catching new foyer displays at Gallery Oldham which will be revealed at the exhibition launch this Saturday. Curious to find out about what the new Heritage and Arts Centre will look like and the types of objects that will be on display? This new exhibit will give you a […]
Staff help replanting the flower beds as part of volunteers week in preparation for Bloom and Grow.
Volunteers’ Week – Pete Stevenson emptying a display case in the foyer at Gallery Oldham.
Mosses collected by Oldham botanist William Mackie from the grave of Thomas Rogers and Helvellyn where his friend and follow botanist died whilst climbing.
Our latest exhibition marks 200 years since the notorious Peterloo Massacre. ‘From Waterloo to Peterloo’ explores the many stories linking Oldham and its people with the historic events of Peterloo.
The Oldham Open 2019 The Oldham Open exhibition is for artists of all ages who live, work or study in Oldham. As we prepare for its return this September 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 […]
Part of a series of blogs about artist William Stott of Oldham, focusing on his later career.
Part of a series of blogs looking at the life of artist William Stott of Oldham and focusing on travel.
Part of a series of blogs by Alison Jones investigating the life of artist William Stott. This focuses on model Maud Franklin and her relationship with Whistler.
In this series of posts research volunteer Alison Jones uncovers the life of William Stott of Oldham.
Bank holidays and the link with Sir John Lubbock, his pet wasp and the opening of Oldham’s original Library, Art Gallery and Museum.
Series of blogs by Alison Jones related to William Stott of Oldham.
Series of blogs by research volunteer Alison Jones related to William Stott of Oldham.
In this series of blogs William Stott of Oldham’s career as an artist is investigated.
In this series of posts research volunteer Alison Jones uncovers the life of artist William Stott of Oldham.
In this series of posts research volunteer Alison Jones uncovers the life of artist William Stott of Oldham.
In this series of blog posts research volunteer Alison Jones uncovers the life of William Stott of Oldham, from his early childhood through to his artistic career follow Alison’s journey. The 1870s and 1880s was a period of great expansion in Oldham’s cotton industry. Cotton waste dealers were often in key positions to take advantage […]
William Stott is Born. It was at Rhodes Bank on the 20.11.1857 that William Stott was born. His brother, James Stott, aged 7 died on the 23rd February 1858.. James is buried at Chadderton Cemetary, which opened in 1857 and the family were able to afford a plot and headstone just off the main path. […]
Join us for a fascinating look at William Stott’s life, led by Roger Brown, art historian and author of key William Stott text “William Stott of Oldham: A Comet Rushing to the Sun”.
The latest exhibition in our Community Gallery celebrates a life-long love affair with punk.
Artist Mahtab Hussain’s exhibition ‘You Get Me?’ is the latest exhibition to open at Gallery Oldham. The series of portraits focuses on the changing identity of young, working-class Asian men and boys in contemporary Britain.
Join us on Saturday 9th February to meet artist Dave Ball and enjoy a tour of his exhibition. Dave is seven years into a 35 year project to make an image for every word in the dictionary. We are currently showing the letters A – C, which are the first 1,771 drawings and photographs. Dave will […]