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Meet artist Dave Ball

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 […]

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Christmas opening hours 2018

Gallery Oldham is open over Christmas and the New Year. Why not pay us a visit during this time to explore our great range of exhibitions. Christmas Eve – open until 4pm Christmas Day and Boxing Day – closed 27, 28 and 29 December – open as usual 31 December – open until 4pm New […]

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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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