What's on

We know that you can’t visit us at the moment but we have loads of fun activities that you can get involved with from home.

Visit our kids & families page for a range of activities to keep the family entertained!

Looking for resources to help with home schooling?

Head to our schools page for cross-curricular PowerPoints with educational activities inspired by artworks and artefacts from our collection.

 


 

We have a huge range of activities for families, individuals, artists, young people and everyone else who visits Gallery Oldham.

Check the calendar on the right for upcoming activities and events.

 

Details of our current exhibitions can be found here. If you’re interested in finding out more about our exhibitions, check out our free lunchtime talks and tours!

 

For Kids and Families we have a fun mix of events for families during all school holidays, our monthly Super Saturdays and weekly Go Baby and GO Explorer sessions. Plus the Small Cinema showing family friendly films.

For Young People we have a variety of creative activities, workshops and sessions to develop your skills. We also deliver and support Arts Award.

For adults we offer a range of informative art and craft courses, and group workshops that are suitable for all levels of ability.

 

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GO Baby

Gallery Oldham

We are delighted to announce that GO Baby has finally returned! Our new fortnightly session helps our youngest visitors to explore the galleries collections and exhibition using their senses. Perfect for 0 - 2's and their families our sessions support development and communication in a friendly, relaxed and safe environment. All families welcome, breast and […]

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Art Club

Gallery Oldham

Work with artists from Tactile Arts to explore a new technique in these two hour sessions, they're the perfect taster for you to explore a new artwork and artist! Ideal […]

Wet Felting Workshop

Gallery Oldham

Following Emma's guidance you will learn how to create felt, then create a beautiful pot from the material. About this event In the morning you will learn how to wet felt using wool, water and friction! You will then move onto felting a beautiful pot inspired by the landscape. Who is this workshop for? Anyone […]

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Monthly Life Drawing

Gallery Oldham

Our monthly life drawing sessions are back and better than ever! Join us on a Thursday evening or Saturday morning to explore the joys of drawing from the nude model, working with a new model each month test out your sketching and drawing skills with a mixture of short and long poses. Sessions are led […]

Artist Talk: The Nature Table

Gallery Oldham

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

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Monthly Life Drawing

Gallery Oldham

Our monthly life drawing sessions are back and better than ever! Join us on a Thursday evening or Saturday morning to explore the joys of drawing from the nude model, working with a new model each month test out your sketching and drawing skills with a mixture of short and long poses. Sessions are led […]

Cotton On Manchester: Art Theory and Practice (Wildlife Painting)

Gallery Oldham

Create your own wooden panel painting in acrylic of an animal of your choice using easy to follow and fully supported techniques from preparing your surface to a finished artwork to take home.   All inspired by the ‘British Wildlife Photography’ exhibition at Gallery Oldham. In this workshop, not only will you learn the art of painting animals by professional artist Christopher Rainham, […]

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Art Club

Gallery Oldham

Work with artists from Tactile Arts to explore a new technique in these two hour sessions, they're the perfect taster for you to explore a new artwork and artist! Ideal for 11 - 16 year olds, create something to take home and keep! These sessions have been specifically designed to encourage independent thinking, exploration and […]

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Art Foundation Summer School

Gallery Oldham

Explore a variety of techniques, uncover the wonders of the art world, meet other like minded people, design, Explore Silk screen printing onto fabric develop and devise your own artworks all part of our newest Art Foundation Summer School. Inspired by Art Foundation courses across the UK, this 3 day course will allow you to […]

Kids and Families

Kids & Families

We have bags of free fun activities. Super Saturdays creative family fun, come and drop in!. Go Baby! sessions every Thursday. Free activities in the school holidays, and more..

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talks and Tours

Lunchtime talks

Our monthly lunchtime talks are a great way to find out more about exhibitions. Talks are free, informal and last around 30 minutes with time for discussion afterwards. There is no need to book.

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courses and Workshops

Courses and workshops

We run regular adult Art and Craft courses, and also provide workshops and hands-on activities for groups of all abilities.

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Small cinema

Small Cinema

Join us every month to enjoy a range of family friendly movies. Tickets are £3. Join us for fun film-related crafts before each movie. Activities are FREE and run from 12noon – 2pm.

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Cultural Forum

Cultural forum

The Cultural Forum is a meeting place for creative people to gain advice and network with other professionals working in the creative industries.

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