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Exhibitions 2014

Gallery One - The Community Gallery. 23 November 2013 – 22 February 2014. This exhibition is a celebration and culmination of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival 2013, initiated by Rochdale Borough Libraries, The Co-operative Members' Group of Rochdale and their partners within the community and surrounding townships. It will showcase the highly commended ent ...

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Gallery Four. 14 December 2013 – 8 March 2014. Jill Randall's work is firmly rooted in contemporary sculpture practice, making and materiality. Conceptually driven, her work exploits the qualities and associations of materials and often involves the recycling of materials invested with history and narrative through their past use. Place/Displace explores the import ...

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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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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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Gallery One – The Community Gallery. 1 March – 31 May 2014. Art & Soul are an art and support group for independent adults in the Rochdale Borough, who have experienced mental health issues. The group are supported by Cartwheel Arts. For this exhibition, Art & Soul have been exploring connections between landscape and emotion, creativity and wellbeing. ...

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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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Gallery Three. 5 April – 14 June 2014. Chinese born, Yorkshire based artist Yan Preston presents film and photography of performative works made in China from her ongoing project exploring the Yangtze River, the country's most iconic waterway. The works re-enact her efforts to be 'one' with the Yangtze, known to Chinese people as the 'Mother River'. Visit www.y ...

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Gallery Four. 5 April – 14 June 2014. In Conversation is an exhibition of new and previously unseen works in drawing, film, print, and painting, by both invited artists and artists represented by Bureau.The selected artworks, although diverse in approach and influence, come together 'in conversation' to create a dialogue about abstraction, materiality, process and ...

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Gallery One – The Community Gallery. 7 June – 23 August 2014. Key Stage 2 children from Broadfield Community Primary School show off their talents across a range of different media. ...

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Gallery Three & Four. 5 July – 6 September 2014. The popular annual open exhibition for new and established artists, both amateur and professional, who live or work in the borough of Rochdale return, this time over the summer. ...

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