is a free-to-view public art gallery
found in the Cultural Quarter of central Oldham
, in Greater Manchester
Designed by architects Pringle Richards Sharratt
, Gallery Oldham was completed in its original form in February 2002. The art gallery
is a state-of-the-art building which has brought about an integration of the once separate local museum and gallery services. The building was extended to include a £13 million revamped Oldham Library
and Lifelong Learning Centre which adjoins Gallery Oldham, which was officially opened April 2006. The building includes state of the art library and learning facilities.
Programming incorporates Oldham's extensive art, social and natural history collections alongside touring work, newly commissioned and contemporary art, international art and work produced with local communities.
The gallery holds the civic collection of Oldham and much of the wider Metropolitan Borough of Oldham
With no permanent displays and four temporary galleries to fill Gallery Oldham has one of the busiest exhibitions programmes in the region. Exhibitions mix touring shows with those that feature the Gallery's own collections of Art, Social History and Natural History.
The gallery holds a vast catalogue of works by local artists including Helen Bradley
and Alan Rankle
. The art collections also feature works by an impressive range of British artists such as L. S. Lowry
, John William......