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

Fetchin’ Etchins
14 January – 2 March
We asked our learners to showcase some of their printmaking skills in this fabulous exhibition. All work has been completed during our evening classes, from beginners to the more experienced our learners are a truly talented group.

Too Old to Die Young: Punk Photography by Phil King
16 March – 4 May
Phil has followed the Punk scene since 1977 when he witnessed The Adverts explode at the Middleton Civic Hall. In 2010 Phil picked up his first digital camera and began to teach himself photography. These images capture the energy and excitement of a punk gig and demonstrate the fact that, 40 years on, the passion of the ageing artists has barely diminished.


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.

The Chronicles of Oldham
8 January – 9 February
Photographer Ian Beesley has been digitising glass negatives from the Oldham Chronicle Archive. This exhibition captures these 1930s images and the reactions to them from ‘The Ragamuffins’, a group of local people with dementia.

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