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A bird’s eye view

We had a special ‘flypast’ this morning as our building project moved up to the next level. A drone was deployed to carry out a photographic survey of the roof of the old Library & Art Gallery before building work starts later this year. Much of the roof and the original lantern lighting will be […]

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Big Big Camera – Temporary Exhibition Closure

Due to a private event at Gallery Oldham, the Big Big Camera exhibition will be closed to the public on 7 March 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the exhibition will be open as normal from Wednesday 8 March. If you have any questions please contact us: gallery.oldham@oldham.gov.uk 0161 770 4742

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Reaching for the top

Eagle eyed visitors might have noticed the first signs of building work on our exciting capital project. Scaffolding has appeared along two sides of the Old Library & Art Gallery building to enable our contractors to fully survey the roof. There were several internal building surveys last year but for many this is the first […]

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Photo: History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

As part of a project to celebrate Lancashire Life’s 70th Birthday – Gallery Oldham needs your help in picking your favourite object to tell the story of the history of Lancashire. 70 of the final objects from across the North West will be selected to feature in both the magazine and a visitor trail from September – November 2017.

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Nightshade – Manchester Science Festival

This week I’ve been working at Gallery Oldham creating an installation of paper forms inspired by current exhibition ‘Art Forms in Nature’, a series of photographs by Karl Blossfeldt. The photographs show plant forms magnified up to 30 times their normal size allowing you to see their structure and detail. The paper plant and flower […]

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Join the team at Gallery Oldham…

This is an exciting time to join the team at Gallery Oldham as we embark on a major capital development which will deliver a new Heritage and Arts Centre for Oldham. All of our current vacancies can be found below. Applicants must apply through Yourcounciljobs. Gallery Oldham and heritage services have established an excellent reputation […]

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Join the team at Gallery Oldham…

Expressions of interest for Early Years Practitioners Our early years programmes have gone from strength to strength over the last few years and building upon the success of GO Baby for 0-2’s, in 2015 we launched GO Explorers for 2-4’s and their families. We have welcomed and sustained a new audience of over 2,000 new […]

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Heritage Open Days are back!

Oldham is celebrating Heritage Open Days this September with a range of walks and talks organised by Oldham Local Studies & Archives. This is a great chance to find out more about the people, places, buildings and stories in our local area. Gallery Oldham is delighted to be involved and we are offering the following […]

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MAKE STUFF powered by MadLab

MadLab presents MAKE STUFF: a series of free making, coding and tech events. 10am – 4.30pm Saturday 3 September All MadLab MAKE STUFF activities are free and suitable for all ages. Just drop in, no need to book. Drop by and Make Your Own Robot, learn how to create a cloud at the Physics Busking […]

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Free creative writing workshops with Explore Learning!

Have you got what it takes to become a world class explorer? Come visit Explore Learning at Gallery Oldham this summer for our free creative writing workshops, designed to unleash your inner explorer. Join us as we journey through the A-Z of the Oldham collection to create our own exciting stories. Using the Alphabet exhibition […]

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