Oldham based artists are showcasing their talent at the ever-popular Oldham Open.
Gallery Oldham’s biennial exhibition – which runs from October 17 to December 5 – promises a feast for the eyes as it welcomes work from local talents in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, film and video.
All the exhibitors live, work or study in the borough and this is a chance to show off their skills and talents.


Visitors can also vote for their favourite piece of art with the People’s Prize.


Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operatives, said: “The Oldham Open is all about celebrating the creativity and talent that exists within the borough.


“An added bonus is that all work is for sale, so it’s the ideal opportunity to pick up some early Christmas presents for the art lovers in your life.”

Gallery Oldham is also hosting a series of artist-led workshops to coincide with the exhibition.  

On Saturday, October 24 popular Saddleworth artist John McCombs will tutor participants in the art of painting from the clothed model. 

On Saturday, November 7 Steve Priest will be teaching relief printing with lino and on Saturday, November 28 local textile artist Claire Louise Mather will guide learners through the techniques needed to create their own masterpieces. 

The workshops have been organised so they offer a broad range of activities, all delivered by some of the most popular local artists currently working and exhibiting.


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