Gallery Talks and Tours

We’re so please to restart our regular Gallery Talks and Tours, so that we can welcome visitors into Gallery Oldham however we will also continue to provide some online talks for our wider audiences. You do not need to book any of the onsite talks however if you would like to join one of our online talks you will need to book in advance.

Curator Talks via Zoom

Have you always fancied learning a little more about the history of Oldham or Natural History? Have you spotted our monthly gallery talks and tours in the past but haven’t had the opportunity to take part?

We have the perfect solution. Join our new live talks from the comfort of your own home, guided by our expert curators, find out stories from the past and learn about our amazing art, social history and natural history collections! There’ll be a chance to ask questions at the end.

Each month there’ll be a new topic to explore; by taking part you’ll be supporting your local heritage and cultural sector. Talks are free, informal and last around 45 minutes with time for discussion afterwards.

Gallery Talk | Wednesday 11 May, 2pm

Join an online talk by artist, Zarah Hussain, whose exhibition, Light Upon Light, is on display at Gallery Oldham until 14 May. Book your place via Eventbrite.

Gallery Talk | Wednesday 1 June, 2pm

Join Landscape Inside Out artists, Liz Ackerley and Hugh Winterbottom, for an online talk exploring their studios and how they create work in the landscape. Book your place via Eventbrite.

Gallery Talk | Saturday 2 July, 2pm

Join artist Diana Terry onsite for a talk exploring the artworks in her Land Marks exhibition. Talk will be BSL signed.

Gallery Talk | Wednesday 20 July, 2pm

Join artist Sheila Tilmouth onsite for a journey through her exhibition The Nature Table.

Gallery Talk | Wednesday 17 August, 2pm

Take a closer onsite look at some of the images in the British Wildlife Photography display.

Gallery Talk | Wednesday 14 September, 2pm

Join us for an online exploration of the Patti Mayor 150 exhibition. Book your place via Eventbrite.

Gallery Talk | Wednesday 5 October, 2pm

Our curator Karen Heatley takes a closer look onsite at some of the social history items in our Oldham Stories exhibition.

Gallery Talk | Wednesday 12 October, 2pm

To get ready for the start of the Rugby League World Cup, join Michael Turner of the Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust onsite to explore our rugby collections.