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Toil, Trade & Titans

01 April 2017 - 31 March 2018

Saturday 01 April 2017 - Saturday 31 March 2018
Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm

Gallery Two, Touchstones Rochdale
The Esplanade
OL16 1AQ


Rochdale rose to prominence during the 19th century as a major mill town and centre for textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. It was a ‘boomtown’ of the period, and amongst the first ever industrialised towns.

Toil, Trade & Titans explores how the social, economic and cultural impact of industry is manifest in the borough’s rich Fine Art and Museum collections. Featured artists include L.S. Lowry, Charles Burton Barber, Cornelia Parker, Taslim Martin, Nora Fok, Lesley Halliwell and Rosa Nguyen.

It also provides further reflection on some of the same themes of labour, work, wealth and manufacture still being ‘mined’ by the artists in our forthcoming contemporary art exhibitions including Clare Kenny and Susan Collis.

Christmas hours:
Closed on: Sunday 24, Monday 25, Tuesday 26 December Sunday 31 December 2017 & Monday 1 January 2018
Open as normal on Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 December 2017 and from Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Easter hours:
Good Friday Bank Holiday 30 March 2018 12noon – 4.30pm
Saturday 31 March 2018 normal opening
Easter Sunday 1 April 2018 closed
Easter Bank Holiday Monday 2 April 2018 closed

Entry fee: Free

01706 924492

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