Young People

Gallery Oldham has a wide range of collections and exhibitions to inspire your creative side!

Filming in the gallery

The gallery is dedicated to providing hands-on opportunities to develop the skills and talents of young people aged 11 – 25. If you’re an individual or group interested in what we do then get in touch!

We can work with you to develop and deliver interesting and engaging projects to suit your needs and talents. Gallery Oldham is an Arts Award Centre and Supporter, trained to deliver all levels of Arts Award to individuals and groups.

If you or your group of young people would like to do your Arts Award or need help completing your Arts Award then please get in touch, we can offer practical workshops, tours of the gallery, career sessions, object handling sessions and bespoke workshops.

Looking for things to do during Lockdown? 

Drawing from the Nude Figure 
£4 minimum donation per session, fortnightly.

For 18+’s we host fortnightly life drawing sessions aimed at developing your drawing skills and creating together.

Join us for our zoom artist led sessions, working with different materials in the comfort of your own home!

Draw from a range of timed poses from 2 minutes to 20, enter your drawing into the ‘models choice’ prize and you could be in for the chance of winning a handmade prize from a local artist.

To join email: for joining instructions.


Creative Care Kit –

We have been working with 26 other organisations across Greater Manchester to make and distribute 22,000 Creative Care Kits to young people with limited internet access.

You are welcome to download your own copy of the 36 page book full of ideas, activities and tips to support wellbeing. This resource is free to use by young people, families and those who support young people.

Creative Care Kit Young People  (PDF Download)



The Takeaway Project

In 2019 Gallery Oldham worked with a group of young people to explore the history of food in Oldham, especially the takeaways! The group explored the role of takeaways in social inclusion and movement of people, from historic beginnings of being the first recorded place of Fish and Chips to the new trends of dessert shops.