To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

You are here: What's On > Gallery Oldham - The Art of Science: Taxidermy by Jack Fishwick

Gallery Oldham - The Art of Science: Taxidermy by Jack Fishwick

Visit Website

Add Gallery Oldham - The Art of Science: Taxidermy by Jack Fishwick to your Itinerary

Gallery Oldham - The Art of Science: Taxidermy by Jack Fishwick

Contact Information

Greaves Street
OLDHAM
Lancashire
OL1 1AL

T: 0161 770 4653

Description

The Art of Science: Taxidermy by Jack Fishwick

Gallery Oldham 
15th June to 07 September 2019

For Jack Fishwick taxidermy is an art form. But it is art based on a deep understanding and careful observation of the natural world. From a very early age he was fascinated by natural history and had a passion for drawing and painting wildlife. He has risen to the profession’s highest level, winning international championships and becoming a judge and instructor at all of the world’s major taxidermy events.

Museums use taxidermy to present animals posed as if they were still alive. The real skin is mounted over an artificial body or armature to recreate a lifelike shape. Few museum specimens are by named artists and until recently the skill of the taxidermist has rarely been acknowledged. A recent revival has renewed our appreciation of taxidermy as an art.

This exhibition has been more than five years in the making. The  works on display illustrate Jack’s enthusiasm for the art of nature and the science of art.

 

Opening Times

15 Jun 2019 to 7 Sep 2019

Road Directions

Free town centre parking : You can park for free for up to 3 hours on all Council owned town centre car parks (listed below) every Saturday and Sunday. To qualify for this offer you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you are intending to stay.

Council owned town centre car parks: Civic Centre, Waterloo Street, Southgate Street, Bow Street, Bradshaw Street, Rock Street, Tommyfield (No Return Within 3 Hours) and New Radcliffe Street

What to do:

To take advantage of this offer you must take a ticket from the pay and display machine for the length of time you intend to stay. The ticket must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle before you leave the car park. If you want to park for longer than 3 hours you must pay at the pay and display machine for the entire length of your stay. You can also park for up to 30 minutes on-street, seven days a week when you take a ticket from the pay and display machine.

Public Transport Directions

The Metrolink route through the heart of Oldham drops you just two minutes from our door. Gallery Oldham provides a wide range of exhibitions and activities targeted at different audiences of all ages within Oldham and the surrounding area. From Oldham Central stop head towards Sainsbury’s car park and almost immediately you’ll see the building. Trams operate at least every 12 minutes in both directions. For more details visit www.metrolink.co.uk or follow @MCRMetrolink

What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

What's On

Name
Area
Type

Itinerary Planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey.

Click Add to Itinerary to add an item to your Itinerary basket.