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Gallery Three and Four Saturday 26 September - Saturday 21 November 2015 The popular annual open exhibition for new and established artists, both amateur and professional, who live or work in the borough of Rochdale returns. Once again, this year, the huge array of talent on display has filled two full galleries with examples of paintings, sculptures, photograp ...

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Gallery Four 28 March - 13 June 2015. In 2012 Touchstones Rochdale acquired the sculpture Perching by Claire Barclay, presented Contemporary Art Society with support from the Art Fund which provided a starting point for the exhibition. Barclay has since created an extensive new body of work in both sculpture and printmaking especially for the exhibition, taking inspir ...

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13 December 2014 – 7 March 2015 A Common Ground brings together the work of three UK-based, Japanese-born artists for the first time who have a shared interest in the natural world as a source of inspiration for their work. Ikuko Iwamoto makes tableware and sculptural ceramics based on the repetitive patterns such as those seen through a microscope. Junko Mori's m ...

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13 December 2014 – 7 March 2015. Bodytopos is an exhibition of drawings and prints by Daksha Patel exploring themes surrounding mapping, measurement and the human body. Her drawings are often made with unusual materials, such as fat, clay and natural pigments. Daksha is particularly interested in how scientific systems visualize the human body, and the exhibition in ...

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Saturday 21 November 2015 - Saturday 6 February 2016. Ex-service personnel and their family members celebrate a diverse range of artistic talent by showcasing artwork produced in conjunction with the charity Veterans In Communities ...

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Gallery Three 4 July - 5 September 2015 Artists often use traditional skills, materials, tools and techniques to make their work, but the finished pieces are very contemporary. Close Contact will feature contemporary craft objects from the Art Gallery collection including work by Halima Cassell, Junko Mori and Derek Wilson. ...

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Saturday 12 December 2015 - Saturday 27 February 2016. Rochdale based photographer Robert Walker will be showing his latest project. The Fifth Continent, which documents the area around Dungeness in Kent. It is a site of special scientific interest, has two nuclear power stations and is Britain’s only desert. “It is a brooding and unsettled landscape with a handful ...

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Gallery Two 22 March 2014 – 7 March 2015 This exhibition from the borough's art collection explores the four seasons through a range of historic and contemporary works of art. Springtime blossom, summer sunshine, autumn leaves and winter snows are all captured in work from a range of artists including Adrian Berg, Joseph Farquharson, Fred Jackson and Edward Stot ...

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Gallery Three 28 March – 13 June 2015. London-based artist Rana Begum creates work which bridges the gap between sculpture and painting. Drawing inspiration from Islamic art and architecture, these sculptural works are constructed through a series of folds. The resulting work is a playful balance between form, colour and light. This will be Rana's first solo sho ...

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Heritage Gallery 24 May 2014 – 18 April 2015 Portraits are brought to life in this exhibition as personal objects are explored and stories are told. Talking Heads celebrates some of the people of Rochdale who have given to the borough. Meet the Heape family who helped to create Rochdale's Art Gallery and Museum. Discover remarkable individuals – from innovator Th ...

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