Local artist showcases local quarries at Gallery Oldham exhibition

Arts & Education

The latest exhibition at Gallery Oldham showcases local quarries and how they have changed.

The exhibition features paintings, prints and sculptures by local artist Diana Terry.

Her works feature quarries that were in full operation during industrial revolution; they include Stonebreaks in Springhead, Sandy Lane, Dobcross and Running Hill Pits, Diggle.

Featuring in the exhibition is a  contrast between the natural landscape and their current rewilded state.

The rewilding of these quarries fascinates Diana and she is keen to develop conversations on belonging, leading to a greater understanding of who we are and contributing to climate change debate on of he depictions of the physical scars formed by quarries in the landscape.

After receiving an Arts Council grant England she spent two years of researching, production and collaboration using painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Diana is keen to engage with people from the Oldham area particularly her fellow deaf community. British Sign Language (BSL) and other interpretations will be available during the exhibition.

The exhibition will start on Saturday 2 July with a special opening event and BSL signed talk from Diana.

Land Marks is on display until 3 September.