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Early Years adventure - Tram on Union Street

Early Years Adventure: Tram on Union Street

Welcome to this week’s early years adventure with the the team at Gallery Oldham. We’re delighted to bring you this next activity inspired by the work of Cliff Murphy, an Oldham artist who is a firm favourite of staff and visitors alike. This week we’re focusing on Tram on Union Street.



Murphy, Cliff; Tram on Union Street, Outside the Lyceum; Gallery Oldham; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/tram-on-union-street-outside-the-lyceum-2331



The galleries collection holds two artworks by Murphy, both purchased from our biennial Oldham Open exhibition, which encourages artists and creatives from Oldham to submit art work to showcase the talents of locals. Tram on Union Street is the most recent. We loved Murphy’s work so much there are unframed prints and cards available in the gallery shop.

This week’s activity is brought to you by early years practitioner Isobel, she’s one of our regular early years artists but also works on our schools programme too! As well as a special guest support from her little boy Joe. Use our handy guide to create your very own Union Street inspired by Cliff Murphy’s artwork that you can find by visiting the Art UK website. 

Exploring Transport

Can you explore big and small movements?

Can you build tunnels for your trucks and trams?

What can you see on your journey?

Who do you meet on your journey?

We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s early years exploration. We would love to see your creations so don’t forget to send them through via our social media or email them to Dee : evad.ouldokojie@oldham.gov.uk

What's involved?

Be inspired by our Cliff Murphy painting above and explore going on journeys with your young adventurers!  Share your pictures and discoveries with us via our social media @galleryoldham or e-mail them to Dee: evad.ouldokojie@oldham.gov.uk


Why get involved?

It's a great way to explore a painting from our collection and develop your little one's imagination!

How to get involved?

Step 1: Log in to your Take Part account.

Step 2: Accept the challenge so we know you are taking part!

Step 3: Share your pictures and discoveries with us via our social media @galleryoldham or e-mail them to Dee: evad.ouldokojie@oldham.gov.uk

Ideal Skills

  • Working with Children 0-5yrs
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs

Ideal Interests

  • Creative and Arts
  • Learning and Education

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