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Central Art Gallery - Exhibitions

Central Art Gallery


Central Art Gallery hosts a varied temporary exhibition programme, you can find out more about the individual exhibitions on this page either by clicking on the titles below or scrolling further down on the page.


11 July - 20 September

OpenArt is open to everyone who lives in Tameside and presents an opportunity for artists to get their works on the walls of the authority’s flagship gallery. There is no selection procedure. – If you enter your own original artwork – we will display it for you.

We normally have over 250 works on the wall and are hoping this will be a record year with so much creativity in the borough. All ages can take part. .

Tameside OpenArt is a great chance to see the quality of work being produced by amateur and professional artists within the borough. Paintings range from traditional watercolours to more abstract oils and cover a wide variety of subjects. There are also photographs, and mixed media work. 

Bluebell Wood by Martin Palmer

The Rutherford Gallery

Northern Saturday by Harry RutherfordGallery dedicated to Harry Rutherford
Permanent exhibition

Harry Rutherford was a nationally renowned artist who came from the Tameside area. His career was long and varied, working initially as a draughtsman and then training with the eminent artist Walter Sickert.

The Rutherford Gallery situated in Central Art Gallery is a celebration of a 20th century master, an artist whose talent allowed him to experience many avenues of artistic life. The works on display will span his entire artistic career. Many will have never been on public display before.

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Page last updated: 17 September 2014