THE MAIN VENUES WITH PERMANENT EXHIBITION SPACES IN ROSSENDALE. VENUES HOLDING OCCASIONAL EXHIBITIONS WILL BE FOUND ON THE NEWS/WHAT’S ON PAGES.
Note – most or all of these venues are currently closed or offering limited programmes due to the Covid pandemic.
The Whitaker Art Gallery & Museum is situated on the edge of Rawtenstall Town Centre in Whitaker Park. Currently undergoing a major rebuild and transformation it is planned to reopen at Easter 2021. The Whitaker has three gallery spaces and frequently showcases work by local artists.
Haslingden Rd, Rawtenstall, BB4 6RE
The Boo in Waterfoot is the base for Horse + Bamboo Theatre, originally a touring visual theatre company. The Boo is now a venue for music, theatre and community events, including arts workshops. The large cafe area doubles as a gallery space, and is open to the public.
679 Bacup Road, Waterfoot, BB4 7HB
The Dave Pearson Studio, Haslingden. Dave Pearson was a popular and inspiring artist and teacher who died in 2008. His studio is now home to his large output of paintings, prints and drawings. It has also housed community events and put on regular exhibitions, including of work by South Asian heritage artists.
54 Manchester Rd, Haslingden, BB4 5TE
Open by appointment only
Analogue Farm and The Bug, Whitworth. Analogue Farm is an arts studio and collective. The farm sits on the moors above Whitworth, while their community space on Market Street in Whitworth centre, is known as The Bug. They host activities connecting the arts, heritage and the environment.
Photo – Nic Chapman
Slacks Farm, Acre St, Whitworth OL12 8XH.