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Exhibitions 2013

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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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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Gallery Three. Showing until 9 March 2013 Fiona Curran’s paintings and assemblages of found and made objects present real and imagined landscapes where the boundaries between the natural and the artificial are blurred. This exhibition will feature a number of new works that re-present images of scenic views dating from the 1960s, transforming them through the us ...

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Gallery One, the Community Gallery. Now extended until 8 June 2013. Photographer Ian Clegg and sculptor Angela Tait are artists who have been collaborating on creative projects since 2010. The practice addresses their individual obsessions and collections which are explored through the combined mediums of ceramics, sculpture and experimental photography.ATIC Studios' ...

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29 March – 15 June 2013. Natasha Daintry is a contemporary ceramicist working in porcelain from her studio in London. Her work focuses on vessel forms and is concerned with colour and materiality. We have recently acquired a major piece of Natasha's work, Ocean. For this exhibition, Natasha will present a new group of vessels alongside Ocean and another work, Smal ...

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Gallery Three. 29 March – 15 June 2013. Penny Leaver Green makes sewn pictures from fabric and thread, often incorporating found objects. This exhibition features two new bodies of work exploring both invasive plant species and the (now illegal) collection of birds' eggs; each presenting us with the unintended consequences of a Victorian obsession with collectio ...

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Gallery One. 15 June – 24 August 2013. Mental health service users resident on a new low secure unit at Birch Hill Hospital create thought provoking artwork that explores life experiences whilst challenging some of the misconceptions about mental ill health. The message is simple: we are human beings, not a label or a diagnosis. ...

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Gallery Four. 6 July – 7 September 2013. David Hancock makes paintings which explore the youth subculture of Cosplay. Cosplayers dress up and role-play characters from Manga, Anime or computer games and take on their identity in the real world. Hancock captures Cosplayers from around the UK, particularly the North West in often large-scale, photorealistic watercolou ...

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Gallery Three. 6 July – 7 September 2013. Follow Sally’s journey down the high street, count some birds, find out about Sylvia and Bird’s adventures and encounter Augustus and his smile! Alice Melvin and Catherine Rayner write and illustrate children’s picture books. Come along and meet their characters in this family friendly exhibition. ...

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Gallery One. 31 August - 16 November 2013. Celebrating the fact that it is never too late to master a new skill, eight photographers from Hopwood Hall College's Improvers' Digital Photography Community Learning Group present their work. Shutterbugging in Suburbia highlights the fact that it is never too late to learn a new skill or to become passionate about tha ...

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