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Early Years Adventures - Faces

Image of 'Portrait of Two Sisters' by Aneela Majid. The image shows two women stood next to each other. One is wearing pink with blue detail and a matching blue scarf. The other is wearing Black with white spots.


For this adventure we’re taking our inspiration from ‘Portrait of Two Sisters’ by artist Aneela Majid, this is an oil painting in the galleries art collection.

Majid, a former student of the Royal Academy Schools, recently exhibited at Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford as part of the show ‘Women Artists: Act 1’. The exhibition marked 100 years since some women were allowed to vote in the UK, and aimed to raise the profile and representation of women artists.

Her work can also often be found in exhibitions at Gallery Oldham, especially in our collections show – the ones which showcase the artworks and items that Gallery Oldham look after for the people of Oldham. Majid’s work is especially popular with artists and individuals who are interested in portraiture.

A portrait is a picture of a person. It can be made from any materials from oil painting to sketching, portraits come in all shapes and sizes.



Use our fun activity video to create your own portraits using colourful items you find at home. This is the perfect way to make recycled art.

Don’t forget to send us your pictures! You can send them via our social media @galleryoldham #gallery oldham

What's involved?

Just click on the video link above for some inspiration and then get making - you'll soon have your very own masterpiece!

Why get involved?

It's a great way to explore our collection with your little ones and do something fun and creative together.

How to get involved?

Step 1: Log in to your Take Part account.

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

Step 3: Click onthe video link above and get creative! We would love to see your portraits - send them to us via social media @galleryoldham #galleryoldham

Ideal Skills

  • Design & Illustration
  • Working with Children 0-5yrs

Ideal Interests

  • Creative and Arts
  • Design
  • Learning and Education

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