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Photo: Brick by Brick exhibition opens 26 June

Brick by Brick exhibition opens 26 June

Our latest exhibition is sure to be popular with LEGO® fans – whatever their age. The Brick by Brick exhibition, which runs from 26 June to 4 September, gathers the […]

Moss is not the enemy

One of a series of blogs written by Anthony Hall who is exploring the secret life of historical moss specimens in our natural history collection.

Mindfulness with Gallery Oldham

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that focuses your awareness on the present moment. As we develop awareness of our surroundings, the breath, the body, our thoughts and emotions, we […]

Celebrate!

Eid Mubarak! To celebrate Eid Al-Fitr, Thursday 13th May 2021, we have some fun online activities to suit all the family. Learn how to make some tasty recipes brought to […]

Future Everything: This Place [of mine]

Oldham, as with many other towns in Greater Manchester has a long history of the High Street being a venue for social interaction and change. From sharing a portion of […]

Lockdown Art Club

Over the past twelve weeks Oldham Youth Service have been busy working with young people digitally across Oldham to create and deliver an amazing Lockdown art club called I <3 […]

Photo: Picturing a pandemic: Anniversary of Lockdown

Picturing a pandemic: Anniversary of Lockdown

On the first anniversary of lockdown, curator Rebecca looks back at some of her favourite photos which have been submitted to Oldham’s Lockdown Museum in the last year. When we […]

Photo: Remembering Patti Mayor, the artist activist

Remembering Patti Mayor, the artist activist

This is one of two blogs marking International Women’s Day, exploring the artist Patti Mayor and her legacy. This blog has been written by Francine McMahon, a post-graduate student currently studying MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies at The University of Manchester. Prior to this, Francine did an undergraduate degree in Philosophy. She is currently on placement at Gallery Oldham working as a collections researcher. Francine’s interest in the relationships between art, design and social history are explored in this post, looking at them through the theme of women’s rights protests.

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Photo: #Go Cosy: Bed warmers

#Go Cosy: Bed warmers

Warm up this winter – Curator Bill Longshaw takes a look at bed warmers in our collection as part of #GoCosy.

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Photo: Counting down our top blogs of 2020

Counting down our top blogs of 2020

Although our galleries were closed for much of last year, we welcomed more visitors than ever to our website. We hope that many of you will continue to enjoy our […]

Life Drawing goes digital!

Have you always fancied trying life drawing but haven’t had the opportunity to take part? We have the perfect solution. Join our new digital life drawing classes, guided by an […]

Photo: Oldham’s Lockdown Museum: writing

Oldham’s Lockdown Museum: writing

Since May, you have been sending us your photos and words to help us capture life in Oldham during the pandemic. Here, David Ryder shares a poem he wrote during […]

Lockdown Update

Following the latest Government lockdown guidance, we will be closed from Thursday 5th Nov and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Surprising Connections: Oldham Lockdown Museum

We launched Oldham’s Lockdown Museum https://galleryoldham.org.uk/exhibitions/oldhams-lockdown-museum/ back in May, and Oldham’s Lockdown Letters in August, with the aim of collecting your photos and written responses to life in our area […]

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Early Years Adventure – Faces

This week we’re taking our inspiration from ‘Portrait of Two Sisters’ by artist Aneela Majid, this is an oil painting in the galleries art collection. Majid, a former student of […]

Early Years Adventure – Story Festival

This week’s early years adventure is brought to you by the fantastic Oldham Theatre Workshop as part of their new Summer Story Festival. This sizzling summer special story festival features […]

Photo: Nextwavearts micro commission – OPEN

Nextwavearts micro commission – OPEN

We are delighted to announce that our first young person’s micro-commission programme is now open for applications. NEXTWAVEARTS has been created by Gallery Oldham and Oldham Arts Development to support […]

Early Years Adventure – Dens

We’re so thrilled to be bringing you this week’s early years adventure featuring one of our original practitioners, Leonie! Families old and new will know Leonie for her singing and […]