For many years the Friends have been helping the Art Gallery to conserve and acquire paintings for the Collection. Talks by invited speakers about historic and contemporary art and craft are held most months with the occasional trip to visit other art collections.
FRAG organise monthly talks by invited speakers about art and craft and annual trips to visit other regional art collections.
Meetings at Touchstones Rochdale:
- Second Thursday of every month
- Tea & Coffee & Biscuits served from 1pm – 1.30pm in the Studio
- Guest Speaker from 1.30pm-2.30pm
- Cost: Members £3, Non-members £4
- No booking required – pay on the day
Join the Friends of Rochdale Art Gallery
The Friends of Rochdale Art Gallery have been essential to our continued growth and development as an important regional art gallery. Through their generous donations over the years we have been able to conserve and acquire countless key works of art for the collection including Interior (The Open Window) by artist Vanessa Bell and purchased in 1982.
Annual membership is only £10 and in addition to knowing you are supporting your local art gallery, you also get discounted rates on the annual programme of talks and trips organised by the Friends and invitations to private views for all exhibitions.
Registered Charity Number 517566
How to join?
You can either post a cheque for £10 (made payable to FRAG) to c/o Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ (please make sure you include a cover letter clearly stating your full name, address, postcode, telephone number and email address), ring 01706 924928 and pay over the phone, or come along to one of the talks organised by the Friends and pay in person.
To discuss any aspect of membership please contact Jenny Buckley (Chair, FRAG) on 01706 358686 or Mark Doyle (Art Gallery Curator & Collections Manager, Touchstones Rochdale) on 01706 924555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Vanessa Bell, Interior (The Open Window). © 1961 estate of Vanessa Bell. Courtesy Henrietta Garnett.
Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service.