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02 March 2019 - 01 June 2019
Saturday 02 March 2019 - Saturday 01 June 2019
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
Gallery Two, Three & Four at Touchstones Rochdale
Rochdale Town Centre
Intrigued by the fact visitors often ask us why we don’t show more of the over 1500 works in the Borough’s fine art collection, artist Harry Meadley set us the challenge of attempting to display as much of the collection as possible in a single exhibition.
Spanning three galleries, But what if we tried? presents the result of this attempt.
As much about the process as the exhibition, the final display will also include a multi-part documentary filmed by Meadley featuring the Touchstones staff as they endeavour to realise this impossible task.
A unique and unmissable opportunity to see a large proportion of the collection on public display, and discover more about all the conservation and research work that goes on behind the scenes.
To coincide with this exhibition, we will also be displaying a selection of rarely seen works from the fine art collection at Middleton Arena from January to July 2019.
Entry fee: Free
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