Whilst the Museum is open every afternoon between 1 and 4 pm, (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day), our community gallery is sometimes booked for private events during the day. It is advisable to check in advance before your visit to a specific exhibition. Check the “Events” page on this website or ring the museum reception (01457 874093) or email curator@saddleworthmuseum.co.uk

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From Saturday 23rd November to Saturday 11th January 2020 > “Winter Exhibition” > by the Saddleworth Group of Artists

​Saddleworth Museum and Gallery welcomes the Saddleworth Group of Artists to our community gallery for their anticipated winter exhibition,

The Saddleworth Group of Artists was founded in 1950 by the watercolour painter, Ellis Shaw, and some friends who wanted to promote the study of fine arts and hold meetings and exhibitions. They rented the top floor of a house in Spring Street, Uppermill, where, besides organising exhibitions and life classes, they held workshops funded by the Carnegie Trust. The Oldham artist, James Fitton R.A. and L.S. Lowry, who took a keen interest in the group and came to all the exhibitions, were among the many well-known tutors.

In 1979 the lease ran out at the Spring Street studio, but Roger Tanner had spearheaded extensions to Saddleworth Museum a couple of years previously and the new art gallery provided exhibition space for the group. The large winter show continues to be held annually at the museum.

Preview day is on Sunday 23rd November when you are welcome to meet some of the artists and view some of their works.

Most paintings will be on sale so why not call in and look and maybe find that very special and unique Christmas present amongst the art works on display. Please ask at the museum reception if you are interested in purchasing one of the paintings.

These are some examples of their work exhibited last year but you will need to call in to see their current exhibition which will be comprised of around fifty works with styles ranging from photo realism to expressionistic.

The exhibition will run until Saturday 11th January 2020.

Also visit their website http://www.saddleworthartists.co.uk/

 

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From Saturday 18th January to Sunday 16th February 2020 > Art “Exhibition” > by Steve Stringer & David Clegg TBA

Art “Exhibition” by Steve Stringer and David Clegg in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > links

Our gallery is fully booked for 2020 and our website schedule of exhibitions and artists is currently under construction.

We only have this link at the moment >  http://www.saddleworthartists.co.uk/stevestringer.php

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From Saturday 22nd February to Sunday 22nd March > Photo “Exhibition” > by the Yorkshire Monochrome Group TBA

Photo “Exhibition” by the Yorkshire Monochrome Group in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > links

Our gallery is fully booked for 2020 and our website schedule of exhibitions and artists is currently under construction.

We only have this link at the moment >  https://www.yorkshiremonochrome.co.uk/

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From Saturday 28th March to Sunday 26th April > Art “Exhibition” > by Diana Terry artist TBA

Art “Exhibition” by Diana Terry in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > links

Our gallery is fully booked for 2020 and our website schedule of exhibitions and artists is currently under construction.

We only have this link at the moment > http://www.diterry.com/

https://www.facebook.com/dipotpaint

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From Saturday 2nd May to Sunday 31st to Sunday 26th April > Textile “Exhibition” > by Marilyn McNeil TBA

Textile “Exhibition” by Marilyn McNeil in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > links

Our gallery is fully booked for 2020 and our website schedule of exhibitions and artists is currently under construction.

We only have this link at the moment >

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From Saturday 11th July to Sunday 9th August  > Art “Exhibition” > by Joyce Vick and Richard Clare TBA

Art “Exhibition” by Joyce Vick and Richard Clare in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > links

Our gallery is fully booked for 2020 and our website schedule of exhibitions and artists is currently under construction.

We only have this link at the moment > www.saddleworthartists.co.uk/joycevick.php

and > http://www.richardclare.com/

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From Saturday 15th August to Sunday 13th September > Joint Art “Exhibition” > by Robert Lees and one other TBA

Joint Art “Exhibition” by Robert Lees and one other in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > links

Our gallery is fully booked for 2020 and our website schedule of exhibitions and artists is currently under construction.

We only have this link at the moment > http://robertlees.net/

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From Saturday 19th September to Sunday 18th October > Art “Exhibition” > by Philip Westcott TBA

Art “Exhibition” by Philip Westcott in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > links

Our gallery is fully booked for 2020 and our website schedule of exhibitions and artists is currently under construction.

We only have this link at the moment > http://www.philipwestcott.co.uk/

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From Saturday 24th October to Sunday 24th November > Art “Exhibition” > by Steve Bentley TBA

Art “Exhibition” by Steve Bentley in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > links

Our gallery is fully booked for 2020 and our website schedule of exhibitions and artists is currently under construction.

We only have this link at the moment > https://www.stevebentleyart.co.uk/

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From Saturday 28th November to Saturday 17th January 2021 > Joint Art “Exhibition” > by the Saddleworth Group of Artists TBA

Joint Art “Exhibition” by the Saddleworth Group of Artists in the community gallery, admission free.

Awaiting images.

Website/Facebook Link > links

Our gallery is already heavily booked for 2021 but please contact the curator if you would like to stage an exhibition.

We only have this link at the moment > http://www.saddleworthartists.co.uk/

SOME OF THE OTHER EXHIBITIONS WE HAVE HELD IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS
 
19th October to 17th November > “The Locals Exhibition” > by a group of local artists. Included secret auction in aid of Saddleworth Church
14th September to 13th October > “Exhibition” > by Springhead Art Group
10th August to 8th September > “Painting from Observation” > by Alan James Thompson
6th July to 4th August  > “Reflections” > by Sheila Meeks
1st June to 29th June > “Summer Exhibition” > Saddleworth Group of Artists
27th April to 26th May  > “A Moment in Time” > by Joyce Vick
23rd March to 21st April > “Joint Exhibition” > by the “Group of Fourteen”. 14 local artists.
16th February to 17th March > “A Colourful Dance with Nature” > by Susan Aggarwal and Richard Clare.
12th January to 10th February > “LIGHTROOM DARKROOM” > by Jude Gidney and Jeni Harney
1st December 2018 to 5th January 2019 > “Winter Exhibition” > by Saddleworth Group of Artists
27th October to 25th November > “East, West and a bit of the Rest” > by Textile Art Group
22nd September to 21st October > a joint exhibition > by Steve Capper & Peter Stanaway
18th August 2018 to 16th September  2018> “Comrades in Art” > Kevin Haynes, Robert Lees & Cliff Murphy