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People's Art is back
- 26 September 2016
Organised by Link4Life's Arts and Heritage Service, this popular annual exhibition gives the chance for residents of all ages, both amateur and professional to show their work. Once again, this year, the huge array of talent on display has filled two full galleries with examples of paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, animation and craft objects.
Declaring the exhibition open, the Deputy Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Ian Duckworth congratulated all those taking part, adding: "It's a great pleasure to be invited to the launch of this year's People's Art exhibition. Truly original works of art are on display here, by people of all ages, skills and expertise - and they are to be treasured. Congratulations to all the entries and the staff here at Touchstones Rochdale for putting this first class show together."
Mark Doyle, Art Gallery Curator & Collections Manager, further added: "Having recently come in to post, it has been great to witness the creativity of the borough in our exhibition spaces. I will look forward to building on this obvious passion for the visual arts over the coming years with some of the exciting future projects we have planned. I'd like to thank all 164 artists, professional and amateur, young and old, for submitting their art work for this year's exhibition and would encourage anyone to come along, enjoy the exhibition and vote for their favourite in our 'People's Choice' award."
There are plenty of FREE hands on activities for children in the gallery with the popular 'Art Paddock'. The exhibition runs until Saturday 19 November 2016.
Touchstones Rochdale is managed by the Link4Life Cultural Trust and is located on The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AQ. We are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm. Admission is FREE.
To find out more visit www.link4life.org/touchstones or ring Touchstones on 01706 924492.