Gallery Oldham: Latest exhibition has everything covered

‘Alphabet’ is the latest family friendly exhibition to open at Gallery Oldham this month.

Portrait of Two Sisters by Anila Majid
Portrait of Two Sisters by Anila Majid

It will give visitors a chance to see some of the star items from the Gallery’s collections – a mixture of old favourites and some new surprises.

Featuring social and natural history and fine art, the exhibits take visitors on a journey through an A to Z of the gallery’s collections.

The exhibition starts with a selection of antlers from the natural history collections and moves all the way through to a case of zebra butterflies.

This being an Oldham A to Z you might guess that C is for cotton, L is for Latics and O is for owl but the exhibition will also be asking visitors for their own alternative Oldham Alphabet.

Younger visitors can use a special gallery trail to really explore this Oldham alphabet.

Eagle Owle_1937.17
Eagle Owl

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operatives, said: “Museums organise and categorise their collections in all sorts of ways. In this exhibition the challenge has been to arrange them alphabetically.

“The result is a fun and engaging show for all the family to enjoy.”

Alphabet opens on June 18 and runs until October 2 and is one of three to feature in the Gallery Oldham Season Launch on Saturday, June 18.

Visitors can also enjoy talks and activities exploring the three exhibitions – Alphabet, The Current Situation and Artist’s Folios.

Amongst the attractions Hack Oldham will be challenging people to make buzz wires inspired by the large scale map of the world in The Current Situation.


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