The Rutherford Gallery
The Rutherford Gallery is our newest attraction at Central Art Gallery. Here you can see work by Harry Rutherford, 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 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 span his entire artistic career. Many have never been on public display before.
Current exhibition: Inspired by Harry
Artworks by pupils from the Thomas Ashton School
26 April – 15 June 2013
To coincide with the large Harry Rutherford retrospective exhibition Centre Stage – the Art of Harry Rutherford, the gallery invited pupils and their teachers to the Gallery to see Harry’s work up close and to get inspired by him.
Since October 2012 the school’s pupils made several visits to Central Art Gallery to study and create new work based on Rutherford’s own.