Gallery 4 Exhibitions

Diana Terry: Land Marks | 2 July – 3 September

Quarry Remembered by Diana TerryThis a new exhibition is inspired by the local quarries in Oldham, drawing on stories of when these sites were part of primary industry created during the industrial revolution. Artist Diana Terry compares the physical scars on the natural landscape with their current rewilded state. It is this rewilding of quarries that fascinates Terry as she is keen to stimulate conversations on belonging, leading to a greater understanding of who we are and contributing to climate change debate.

“Land Marks is a show about place and about process. It’s about how where you live gets under your skin and how through returning to craft processes and the rhythms of making we can achieve a greater understanding of who we are. [I have] been recording the physical scars formed by quarries in the landscape.” – Diana Terry

Following two years of research, production and collaboration using painting, printmaking and sculpture, Terry has created a body of work demonstrating how returning to craft and physical making can inform our understanding of place. Terry is keen to engage with people from the local area and specifically her fellow deaf community. BSL and other interpretations will be available during the exhibition.

Running alongside this exhibition we are offering a series of free printmaking workshops for adults. In this workshop you will use monoprinting techniques using collage as a starting point to create your own artworks. Using a mixture of layering techniques, printmaking on prepared papers and printing inks will allow you to explore your own landscapes. To book onto this workshop please visit our Eventbrite


Would you like to exhibit in Gallery 4?

Over the past fifteen years we have presented almost 100 different exhibitions in this space. We have featured work by a wide range of groups and individuals.  

Proposals are now being accepted. Please contact Kirsty Green on the details below for the proposals pack.  To be eligible to propose an exhibition for this space we just ask that you live, work or study in the borough of Oldham.

Anyone who is interested in submitting an exhibition proposal for consideration should contact Kirsty Green