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Opens 7 July 2018. Gallery One.

London-based Caroline Achaintre’s watercolours sit at the heart of a multi-disciplinary practice, which also traverses textiles, ceramics and prints. Renowned for working in vibrant colour and potent imagery, Achaintre’s work often evokes a subversive spirit of carnival, creating an atmosphere that is simultaneously playful
and absurd.

While drawing on traditional European festivals, still a regular, seasonal occurrence in towns and villages throughout the continent, often typified by centuries-old customs and darkly fantastical costume, the artist simultaneously makes links to contemporary sub-cultural strands of sci-fi, the goth-metal scene, psychedelia and horror films.

A selection of her paintings are shown in Rochdale to celebrate a progressive, female artist in continued ascendancy following her inclusion in the British Art Show 2016 and a solo exhibition at the Baltic, Gateshead.


Opening Times

Monday - Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm, Art Cafe: CLOSED. Please check during holiday periods.

FREE admission. Pre booked visits only - BOOK HERE

Contact Information

Main Reception: 01706 924492.   Visitor Information Centre: 01706 924928.   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ

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Image: Caroline Achaintre, Wimper, 2018

Image: Caroline Achaintre, Wimper, 2018. Courtesy of the artist & Arcade, London