David Ralston - Annie Kenney Published: Tuesday, 05th September 2023

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition will celebrate the wealth of artistic talent we have right on our doorstep.

Points of View by the Saddleworth Group of Artists opens on September 16 and runs until December 2.

The exhibition features artwork from 40 local members of the group.

The artwork on show includes a wide range of styles and subjects.

Many, such as, The Demolition of Orb Mill, Waterhead by Philip Hughes and Annie Kenney by David Ralston, will be instantly recognisable to many Oldhamers.

And if you like what you see, then you could take it home with you as some of the artwork is for sale.

Councillor Peter Dean, Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, said: “We are really pleased to welcome the Saddleworth Group of Artists to Gallery Oldham.

“It’s good to see local talent being given an opportunity to show off their works to a wider audience.

“I’d urge people to go along and see the show – and you never know you might just see something that you want to hang on your living room wall at home.”

The Saddleworth Group of Artists was formed in 1950 by Ellis Shaw, with fellow artists who had studied in evening classes at Oldham Art School.

Exhibitions were held in an old weaving loft in Uppermill where L S Lowry was a frequent visitor.

In 1979 the artists were invited to exhibit in the new gallery extension at Saddleworth Museum.

The group continues to hold its twice yearly exhibitions and meetings there, as well as exhibiting at other galleries in the area.

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