Millscapes explores how artists have represented the unique industrial architecture of the North West.
The exhibition is a journey from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution in the 1790s, through the decline of the textile industry after World War II, to today's changing skylines.
Paintings of early mills in rural settings contrast with images of those built on the edge of urban developments and dark, smoggy industrial landscapes provide a stark contrast to optimistic paintings such as Harry Rutherford's Mill Girls, Ashton (above).
Works by a number of contemporary artists illustrate the ongoing inspiration of the North West's changing urban landscapes.
Artists include L.S. Lowry, J.H. Carse, Julian Trevelyan, Adolphe Valette, Theodore Major and Liam Spencer.
Millscapes is jointly curated by Gallery Oldham and Touchstones Rochdale. The exhibition is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.