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Central Art Gallery - Exhibitions

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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.

Open Art

10 July - 26 September 2015

The exhibition, which takes place at Tameside Central Art Gallery in Ashton, has been running for more than 20 and is a wonderful opportunity for artists of all abilities to see their work exhibited in an established gallery.

The exhibition is always a very popular event and each year the skill and imagination displayed in many of the entries always impresses.

Paintings range from traditional watercolours to more abstract oils and cover a variety of subjects. There are also photographs and examples of mixed media work.

Tameside Council’s assistant executive member for culture, Cllr Jackie Lane, said: “I’m very proud of the fact that Tameside Open Art is open to everyone in the borough. It’s gives people of all abilities to see their work properly exhibited in our main gallery.”

Open Art 2015 'Hartshead Moonrise' by Ken Massey
'Cow' by Karen Stewart Jeweled Elephants 'In the Eye of the Minder' by Marc Leyland


The Rutherford Gallery

Gallery 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.

 View highlights of the Rutherford collection.

The Rutherford Gallery within Central Art Gallery

Northern Saturday by Harry Rutherford Woman visitor looking at the Gallery



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Page last updated: 16 July 2015