The Oldham Open Leaflet 2024

Photograph of an empty ornate gold frame

A chance to show your work as part of an exciting exhibition at Gallery Oldham

Pick up your paintbrush, fire up the kiln and get snapping with that camera! This is your chance to showcase your work as part of The Oldham Open 2024. The exhibition is open to artists of all ages who live, work or study in Oldham.

Artists may submit one or two pieces of work and we welcome work in a variety of media, such a drawings, paintings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, film and video. Previous submissions will not be accepted.

Please complete the entry form and submit it with your work when you deliver it to the Gallery. The information you provide will be used for your gallery label, so please print clearly and check all spellings and prices etc. Please complete all sections of the form. Do not write your contact details on the back of your submitted artwork.

Painting, prints, drawings, photographs, framed textiles.

Works must be framed with mirror plates attached for display (see diagram). Clip frames will not be accepted.

Sculpture, ceramics, un-framed textiles and other media.

Works should be delivered ready for display, with any necessary fixings. We have a limited number of cases for small decorative work so you may wish to present small objects, such a jewellery, in a frame that can be fixed to the wall. We welcome multi-media works, such as video or sound pieces. However we have limited facilities so please submit a detailed technical description of your requirements by 5 September and we will try to accommodate it. Please email:

We will make every effort to show your work but we may be restricted by space if we receive a very large number of submissions. We may not be able to show large works that could obscure other works or be difficult to install. Gallery Oldham reserves the right to reject work that is potentially offensive to our visitors. The gallery’s decision is final.

All work must be clearly labelled with the artist’s name and title of the work securely attached e.g. on the back of the frame.

Do not include your address/phone number here. If you supply this personal information we may not be able to remove it if your work sells, so a buyer will have your personal details.

Drawing of the back of a picture showing mirror plates attached centrally on either side with a label with name and title of piece on the back.

Gallery Oldham will provide any interpretation labels for the Oldham Open exhibition.

You may sell your work if you wish to. Please clearly mark the price on the form. Paintings sold will be marked but may not be removed until the end of the exhibition. Gallery Oldham will take 30% of the purchase price as commission.

Please bring your works to Gallery Oldham at the following times:

5 – 7 September between 10am – 4pm.

The exhibition will open:

Friday 20 September – Saturday 23 November 2024 at Gallery Oldham.

If we are unable to show your work you will be informed by telephone or email. Any work not selected for exhibition must be collected between 12 – 14 September 2024, 10am – 4pm.

Any work that is left at the gallery after 19 September 2022 will be disposed of.

Work that is unsold at the end of the exhibition must be collected from Gallery Oldham between 10am – 4pm from 28 – 30 November 2024.

Any work left at the gallery after 30 November will be disposed of.

We will treat your work with care and respect by Gallery Oldham cannot accept any liability for loss, theft or damage.

Artists and their friends and family will be invited to a special viewing of the exhibition on Thursday 19 September at 6pm.

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your submission please contact Gallery Oldham on 0161 770 4742. If you would like a leaflet you can pop into the gallery and pick one up.