Gallery Oldham: Collections

Gallery Oldham’s Fine Art collection consists of over 550 oil paintings, ranging from pre-Raphaelite and late Victorian artists to post-war painting, including Pop and Abstract art.

Of particular interest is the Charles Lees Collection of oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and engravings, presented to the town in 1888. With special thanks to Art UK, all of the Gallery’s oil paintings can now be viewed online.

The Gallery also hosts several exhibitions in its Community Gallery and Foyer during the year.

Current exhibitions include:

On Paper

5 October – 30 November 2019

See paper in a new light. From collage to sculpture, corrugated card to blotting paper, this Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition features a huge range of approaches.

The show features works on paper which have been burnt, torn and cut by artists such as Roger Ackling, Cornelia Parker, Tim Davies and Simon Periton. Artists have also long used paper to construct three dimensional objects, such as Lesley Foxcroft’s two tone corrugated bricks.

Collage is perhaps the most obvious form of cut paper work whilst other artists have created paper works which have been rubbed, folded and embossed. For some artists the choice of a particular paper was an important consideration, and these include graph paper, an old envelope or even an Ordnance Survey map.

 

Further information:
  • Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. (Last admission to the galleries 4.30pm); Sunday 10am – 4pm (Last admission to the galleries 3.30pm)
  • Location Gallery Oldham, Oldham Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL
  • Free admission
  • Contact 0161 770 4653

http://www.galleryoldham.org.uk/