Local artists showcase talents at popular Oldham Open

THE TALENTS of artists from across the borough are being showcased at the ever-popular Oldham Open from October 17 to December 5.

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EXHIBIT: Work is put out ready for visitors

Gallery Oldham’s biennial exhibition promises to be a feast for the eyes with work from local talents in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, film and video.

Staff have been busy putting out the exhibitions so the exhibitors, who all live, work or study in the borough, have a chance to show off their skills and talents.

Visitors can 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 in 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.

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ART: All exhibits are by local artists

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 are open to adults of all abilities and will run for a full day. The cost for each day is £30 and booking is essential.

For more information about Gallery Oldham’s programme of exhibitions, events and activities call 0161 770 4653 or visit www.galleryoldham.org.uk

 

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