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Exhibition - Harry Meadley: But what if we tried?

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
The Esplanade
Rochdale Town Centre
OL16 1AQ


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.

Easter hours:

  • Good Friday Bank Holiday 19 April 12noon - 4.30pm
  • Saturday 20 April March - Normal opening
  • Easter Sunday 21 April - Closed
  • Easter Bank Holiday Monday 22 April - Closed

Entry fee: Free

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