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Gallery One – The Community Gallery. 30 August – 8 November 2014. Recent Fine Art graduate Natalie Giannikitzakis explores the subtleties of body language through highly detailed pencil drawings. Image: Natalie Giannikitzakis: Shy ...

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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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26 September – 22 November 2014 Touchstones Rochdale is an Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 Partner and will be showing a new installation by Rosa Nguyen incorporating ceramics, glass and natural material to link with the festival theme of conflict and compassion.www.asiatriennialmanchester.com See press release 'See with new eyes' as latest exhibition 'Sanctuary' br ...

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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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26 September – 22 November 2014 Jilly Edwards is one of the UK's leading tapestry weavers. Over the course of her 40 year career, she has exhibited internationally and has tapestries in collections in the UK, USA and Japan. The tapestries in this exhibition explore Edwards' journeys through different landscapes, including new works in a vivid yellow colour palette, a ...

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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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15 November 2014 – 14 February 2015. Paintings by local artist Stephen Pinnell. ...

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Gallery Two. Showing until 9 March 2013. Following on from the Gallery’s successful Victorian Stories exhibition in 2010, this is a chance to see Edwardian paintings from the Art Gallery collection alongside costume, objects and ephemera of the time from the Museum and Local Studies. The exhibition celebrates a vibrant era for Rochdale Art Gallery where many lo ...

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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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Gallery Four. Showing until 9 March 2013. Matthew Houlding’s sculptures draw us into a fantastic, retro-futuristic world where bespoke and meticulously built environments celebrate Modernist architecture and the pursuit of utopian ideals. The exhibition features two significant bodies of work. Sons of Pioneers (2009) and The Chemosphere (2010). Houlding has exh ...

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