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.
- Set out your Stalls - 10 February - 15 April 2017
- StArt - 10 March – 15 April 2017
- The Rutherford Gallery - permanent exhibition
Set Out your Stalls
10 February - 15 April 2017
As part of Ashton Market’s celebratory event and Heritage Open Day 2016, children from local schools and groups worked alongside professional artists to create their own mini market as an art installation on Ashton Market. Each participant also achieved an Arts Award DISCOVER. Central Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Set out your Stalls’ is bringing the art installation together again for all to see.
10 March – 15 April 2017
StArt, the biannual exhibition of work by Tameside primary schools, has again filled the walls at Tameside Central Art Gallery with a vibrant celebration of creativity.
Eight schools from across the borough have submitted works on a range of themes. The result is a riot of space rockets, painted animals, self-portraits and graffiti art. Some children have drawn inspiration from famous artists too, including Roy Lichtenstein and Kandinsky.
Cllr Frank Travis, Tameside Council’s assistant executive member for culture, said: “This exhibition is a wonderful way of recognising and inspiring youngsters’ artistic abilities. We have been very impressed by the standard of work, which has come together as an appealing and colourful display for all to enjoy.”
The Rutherford Gallery
Gallery dedicated to Harry Rutherford
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.
View highlights of the Rutherford collection.