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!