IT’S all change here at Gallery Oldham this week as we install three new exhibitions. Starting in the foyer we are delighted to welcome our very own Oldham Theatre Workshop presenting ‘Making an Exhibition of Ourselves’, a show developed and put together by a team of our young people. Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Oldham Theatre Workshop have evolved into one of the country’s leading youth and community organisations, ● and we are extremely proud of their achievements.
Join us on Thursday, September 27 at 6pm for a look at the exhibition with some of the participants.
Upstairs in Gallery 2 we present ‘Refuge’ a new exhibition of work by artist Jai Chuhan as part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 18.
For this exhibition Jai will premiere new paintings and create a sculpture, taking inspiration from her position as an Indianborn British artist and exploring existential themes such as refuge, conflict, love, birth and death. The Asia Triennial will run across Manchester with a series of exhibitions and events.
More details can be found at www. asiatriennialmanchester. com Over in the Community Gallery we welcome Oldham photographer Lisa Marie Gee with ‘Open Shutters’, a powerful and striking series of portraits of people who have experienced mental illness and who have found strength and direction from their individual mental health journeys. The exhibition runs until November 10.
As the new season gets underway we are thrilled to welcome back our youngest visitors as GO Baby and GO Explorers return. Bring your little ones along to explore the world through textures, sounds and sensory play, meet other parents and carers and make new friends at these popular sessions.
Go Baby takes place on Thursdays from 10.30am to noon and is run on a free drop-in basis for children two and under.
Go Explorers is a bookable session on Friday mornings 10.30am to 11.30am for children aged two to four years.
Please book at Eventbrite, cost £3.50 per child per session.
Meanwhile up on the Bee Landing our smallest visitors have been busy all summer long and we are hoping for a bumper honey harvest this year!
Watch this space for details of when our new honey is ready for sale.
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Go Explorers at Gallery Oldham