Dream Bookish Destinations (#8): Gallery Oldham

Welcome to Dream Bookish Destinations. This is a feature in which I lust over (semi) Bookish Destinations across the world.



What is it?  Gallery Oldham

Where is it? Oldham, Greater Manchester

History: Gallery Oldham was built in 2002, designed by architects Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects it offers a state of the art gallery. In 2006 the architects returned to the site to extend the building so the Oldham Library and Lifelong Centre could be born. The gallery offers a unique experience, targeting different audiences and offering talks, tours and arts and crafts workshops. 

Why I want to go there: I honestly hadn’t heard of this building until I saw a tweet about an exhibition that was taking place and its actually the exhibtion that is the main reason I want to go here. Between November 26th 2011 and 11th March 2012 there is a fascinating exhibition on called Picture This! which highlights illustrations rom children’s books and also features a selection of work by the winners of Best New Illustrators 2011 awards. Even though this is the reason I found out about The Gallery I also want to go because it looks like its a beautiful building; just the right amount of modern! 
  • I hadn’t heard of this either – thanks for pointing it out. Do you think you’ll go to the exhibition? It sounds like fun.

    I’ve been meaning for yonks to go to exhibition at the British Library – but alas, I missed it.

  • What a fab exhibition – I want to go

  • This does look good. I haven’t ever heard of this one.

  • That sounds fabulous. I saw some of the artwork by the Best New Illustrators award winners at London Book Fair, it was very good.

  • I work at Gallery Oldham 🙂
    The Picture This exhibition is a really fun exhibition and there are some lovely prints to buy.
    If anyone pops in on a Sunday I will be around 🙂