Events and Exhibitions
A poignant look back at Manchester Airport as seen through the lens of acclaimed photographer Shirley Baker, thirty years ago, having spent a day at the airport in 1987 capturing the experiences of passengers using the airport.
This exhibition reveals the extraordinary story of how the British love of tea led to Sylhetis first coming to Britain.
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Past Events and Exhibitions
Millscapes is an exploration of Bailey Mill and Wellington Mill, two Saddleworth landmarks that have now vanished from the landscape. The exhibition is a mix of historic images from the Saddleworth Museum archives and those taken by photographer Andrew Marland in 2007 as the now derelict mills awaited their eventual destruction in the years to come.
Explore the history of one of the oldest photographic societies in the UK. See historic images, artefacts, and stories of Oldham from the society’s Victorian members, along with photographs by current members.
This exhibition includes previously unseen colour photographs by Shirley Baker alongside black and white images and ephemera such as magazine spreads, contact sheets and various sketches.
Curated by the iconic British photographer Martin Parr, Strange and Familiar considers how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured the social, cultural and political identity of the UK.
Photographer Ian Beesley has repurposed an industrial process camera from Gallery Oldham’s collections to produce this series of images.