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.
- Souvenirs and Epiphanies 14 December 2013 - 15 March 2014
- The Rutherford Gallery - permanent exhibition
14 December 2013– 15 March 2014
LOCAL artist Christine Anderson has returned ‘home’ with her first exhibition in eight years.
The event, which runs at Ashton’s Central Art Gallery from 14 December to 15 March, is full of her delicately embroidered and sewn sculptures featuring a variety of animals such as rabbits and butterflies.
Visitors will also see several large scale lino printed pyjama-clad characters attempting to sleep and small characters on unicycles balancing on the tight-ropes stretched across the walls.
A spokesperson said: “With this exhibition she explores human emotion: from deep despair to euphoric joy and everything in between. Sometimes the artworks leave you saddened but the overwhelming sense of joy pulls you through and you end up leaving uplifted.
“The exhibition is a must see for anyone into their crafts and for anyone who thinks contemporary art isn’t for them. Although dealing with emotions and feelings Anderson manages to make an accessible exhibition, even children will enjoy locating the many hidden butterflies across the 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.