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@Touchstones

What's On at Touchstones Rochdale

Touchstones Rochdale is a great place to visit with something for all ages – and ideal for families with hands on activities in a child-friendly environment. Entry is free and it is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm.

Here you’ll find – all under one roof – the Art Gallery, Museum, Local Studies Centre, Visitor Information Centre and Shop.

Where to Find Us

pdfTouchstones Rochdale - April - September 2014 brochure

Touchstones Rochdale is the award winning Arts and Heritage Centre with something special for everyone.

Current Exhibitions

Landscapes of the Mind - Gallery One - 1 March – 31 May 2014

Art & Soul are an art and support group for independent adults in the Rochdale Borough, who have experienced mental health issues. The group are supported by Cartwheel Arts. For this exhibition, Art & Soul have been exploring connections between landscape and emotion, creativity and wellbeing.

Bloom - Heritage Gallery - until 12 April 2014

The beauty of flowers has inspired centuries of art and design. This exhibition celebrates the significance of flowers and how floral motifs feature in our Museum and Art Gallery collections.

Four Seasons in One Day - Gallery Two - 22 March 2014 – 7 March 2015

This exhibition from the borough's art collection explores the four seasons through a range of historic and contemporary works of art. Springtime blossom, summer sunshine, autumn leaves and winter snows are all captured in work from a range of artists including Adrian Berg, Joseph Farquharson, Fred Jackson and Edward Stott.

Bureau: In Conversation - Gallery Four 5 April – 14 June 2014

In Conversation is an exhibition of new and previously unseen works in drawing, film, print, and painting, by both invited artists and artists represented by Bureau.

Yan Preston: He - River Together - Gallery Three - 5 April – 14 June 2014

Chinese born, Yorkshire based artist Yan Preston presents film and photography of performative works made in China from her ongoing project exploring the Yangtze River, the country's most iconic waterway.

Forthcoming Exhibition

Talking Heads - Heritage Gallery - 24 May 2014 – 18 April 2015

Portraits are brought to life in this exhibition as personal objects are explored and stories are told. Talking Heads celebrates some of the people of Rochdale who have given to the borough. Meet the Heape family who helped to create Rochdale's Art Gallery and Museum. Discover remarkable individuals – from innovator Thomas Watson to film star Gracie Fields.

Art Makes Children Powerful - Gallery One – The Community Gallery - 7 June – 23 August 2014
Key Stage 2 children from Broadfield Community Primary School show off their talents across a range of different media.

People's Art 2014 - Gallery Three & Four - 5 July – 6 September 2014
The popular annual open exhibition for new and established artists, both amateur and professional, who live or work in the borough of Rochdale return, this time over the summer.

Natalie Giannikitzakis: Act Naturally - Gallery One – The Community Gallery - 30 August – 8 November 2014
Recent Fine Art graduate Natalie Giannikitzakis explores the subtleties of body language through highly detailed pencil drawings.