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

Painting from Observation
14 December – 15 February
Alan Thompson paints local scenes directly from life. After researching locations he sketches the subject before returning to paint in-situ with the aid of a ‘thumb box’. When he is on location Alan works with oil paint directly on to a wood panel. Each painting uses no more than seven colours.

Banners of the Ragartmuffins
22 February – 25 April
The artists Ian Beesley, Tony Husband and Ian McMillan have been working with dementia groups all around the country to create banners campaigning for a better understanding and representation of those living with dementia. This exhibition charts their work in Oldham with The Ragartmuffins, who are part of the Springboard Oldham dementia carers group.

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.

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