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Touchstones Rochdale - Exhibitions Archive

Here you will find an archive of our exhibitions - those list below are from 2017 and the links are to exhibitions from previous years.

 

2016 Archive    2015 Archive    2014 Archive    2013 Archive

Venue: Heywood Sports Village until February 2017. Objects from the Museum Collection tell the story of what it was like to go to school in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In the past school was not always compulsory to attend and children learned to read, write and count at either Sunday Schools or Dame Schools. The display includes a Victorian school ...

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5 November 2016 - 22 April 2017. Heritage Gallery. Take a look at a century of style from the amazing structured garments worn during the Victorian period to the swirling designs of the swinging 60s. Dazzling 1920s beaded dresses shown alongside the much loved Singer sewing machines take centre stage in this exhibition, revealing how fashion, shape and style have chang ...

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19 November 2016 – 4 March 2017. Gallery One. Often site responsive, Louise Giovanelli’s practice embodies an affection for aspects of older paintings seen during museum visits. The starting point for many of her own paintings is a pre-existing historical feature or detail, an interesting element or peculiarity of these older works, which becomes the catalyst ...

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Saturday 19 March 2016 - Saturday 18 March 2017. Gallery Two. This exhibition presents a selection of art from the Borough’s collection, charting and celebrating the Art Gallery’s history of collecting work by women. Drawing on this strength, and tracing the role gender has played in the production of art, the exhibition looks at how the formal and conceptual ...

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10 December 2016 - 11 March 2017. Gallery Three & Four. We are delighted to be showing highlights from one of Europe’s finest private collections of 20th century and contemporary art. From her first acquisition in the mid-1990s, Valeria Napoleone established a collection with a singular purpose: to champion the work of women artists and redress the gender ...

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