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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.

Colourful Tameside 

7 March - 25 April 2015

TAMESIDE’S budding artists can now see their work on public display at the borough’s annual schools art exhibition. This year the primary and secondary schools exhibitions have been merged to fill the whole gallery space at Central Art Gallery. Works from children aged 4 up to aged 18 are on display making this a real celebration of young creative talent in the borough.

This year’s theme ‘Colourful Tameside’ has filled the gallery with the brightest and liveliest works. The twelve schools who have participated have interpreted the theme in a variety of ways, from sculptures to watercolour paintings to photography. Some have been inspired by local scenery while others have drawn inspiration from famous artists.

Picture from 'Colourful Tameside'

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: 6 March 2015