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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

15 April - 8 July 2017. Gallery Three & Four. Clare Kenny works with a variety of materials such as found objects, building materials, neon and photography. Through subtle gestures and assemblages, and drawing on her own history, memories and experience, Kenny frequently adapts a personal story, proposing a new narrative and exploring the shifting line between fa ...

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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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11 March - 8 July 2017. Gallery One. Enter the ‘razzy’ world of Dogsy Ma Bone, a spectacular production by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd made with and for children. In 2016, the Turner Prize-nominated artist worked with 78 young people from Liverpool to create a new film and performance, using the city as a backdrop to the action. Originally commissioned for Liverpool Bi ...

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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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Outreach Exhibition. Venue: Middleton Arena until June 2017. This community led exhibition invited people who attend Alzheimer’s Society Memory cafés to take part in arts activities and behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum Collection to trigger memories from the past including stories of glamourous followers of fashion, working life in the local textile mills  ...

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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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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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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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