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Heritage Gallery. Gallery Three. 14 December 2013 – 8 March 2014. This exhibition takes its starting point from a fascinating historic quilt in our museum collection. The quilt records the sewn names of over two hundred Rochdale citizens in 1895. Textile artist Lynn Setterington has been working with local people to create a contemporary signature quilt representin ...

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19 January - 18 MayGallery OneHaving proved a hit in its inaugural year, we return with the second edition of our annual open art exhibition A Postcard from Rochdale.This time established artists, amateurs and schools were invited to seek inspiration from our rich and diverse permanent collection of over 500 paintings and submit their artworks ...

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Gallery Two. 23 March 2013 - 8 March 2014. This exhibition from the borough's art collection explores the theme of the sea in all its aspects – the seaside, coastline, ports, shipping and sailing. Combining historic and contemporary work, artists include Dorothea Sharp, Terrick Williams, Frank Brangwyn and Junko Mori. The exhibition will include hands-on activities ...

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Until 13 April 2019. Heritage Gallery. Learn more about the development of health and well being in Victorian Rochdale through to the advent of the NHS in the 1940’s. This exhibition will look at how medicine and healthcare went from being a luxury for those who could afford it to a service available for everybody. Featuring a range of objects that have never previo ...

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Heritage Gallery. 16 February 2013 - 12 April 2014. The beauty of flowers has inspired centuries of art and design. This exhibition celebrates the significance of flowers and how floral motifs feature in our Museum and Art Gallery collections. Learn how local botanical societies collected and stored specimens, explore the wonderful language of flowers, be amazed by ...

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Until 12 January 2019Gallery One, Two and Four. British artist Rachel Kneebone is widely acclaimed for her complex porcelain sculptures that express physical metamorphosis and movement. For her first solo exhibition in the North of England, she will premiere a new series of sculptures and drawings that deepen her investigations into the experience of inhabiting the ...

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2 March – 1 June    Gallery Two, Three & Four Intrigued by the fact visitors often ask us why we don’t show more of the over 1500 works in the Borough’s fine art collection, artist Harry Meadley set us the challenge of attempting to display as much of the collection as possible in a single exhibition. Spanning three galleries, But what if we tried? pre ...

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Until March at Middleton Arena. Discover more about Rochdale’s proud sporting history in this new display of unique memorabilia and local stories. Step back in time to learn more about Rochdale’s very own baseball team, the Rochdale Greys; the growth of the Hornets rugby team and the boroughs excellence in professional swimming. The display will also celebrate ...

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