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:
Gallery 1 – Oldham Stories
This gallery permanently houses both: Oldham Stories exhibition, featuring selected objects from our extensive collections to tell and show the stories of Oldham and its local communities. From birds and shells to a recreation of an Edwardian chemist’s shop, every object has a fascinating tale to tell. The display features local figures such as suffragette Annie Kenny, the pioneering natural history collector James Nield and the popular artist Helen Bradley.
The Community Gallery has a wide range of exhibitions by groups and individuals from the Borough of Oldham:
A Body to Conquer, A Mind to Conquer, 11 May – 6 July
Oldham Boxing and Personal Development Centre has been operating in various guises in the borough of Oldham for over 10 years. Visit this fascinating exhibition and find out how the centre is bringing much more than boxing to the town.
- 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