Following the launch of the project at Festival of Thrift on 23rd & 24th September 2017, the exhibition has toured three venues.
13 January - 11 February 2018
The Palace Hub, Redcar
Palace Arts Gallery launched as the Palace Hub Gallery in 2013 and is managed and curated by Mark and Nel Hickson. The main gallery exhibits work from local and regional artists in a series of open exhibitions which last around three months. The smaller gallery shows shorter, themed exhibitions and is also available for hire by individual artists, groups or educational institutions.
15 February - 17 March 2018
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle
The Witham is a thriving arts centre situated in the heart of Barnard Castle. It is a cultural, community and commercial hub with a lovely shop. The Witham presents a varied arts and events programme of films, live music, theatre productions, family activities and of course exhibitions.
As a non-profit making community arts centre and registered charity we work hard to cover our costs.
The Visual Arts Strategy at The Witham aims to develop the economy and ecology of art in Barnard Castle and the surrounding area by supporting, facilitating, and promoting the work of emerging and mid-career artists, designers and makers from County Durham, Yorkshire, Cumbria, and the north east of England; in doing so helping to retain artistic talent in the region, and drive cultural tourism to the region.
HARTLEPOOL ART GALLERY
24 March - 26 May 2018
Hartlepool Art Gallery
Tues - Sat 10 - 5
Hartlepool Art Gallery sits centrally within the cultural quarter of the town and is part of the Church Street innovation and Skills Quarter (ISQ). It is a stunning and beautifully restored Grade II Victorian church, formerly known as Christ Church which was built in 1858. The gallery opened 1996 and is within a minutes’ walk from Hartlepool Railway Station and close to Hartlepool Town Centre, the Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, and Town Hall Theatre. Church Street and Church Square are the centre of the towns revitalisation with it moving towards a cafe culture and thriving daytime economy based around the new campus for Cleveland College of Art and Design The Northern School of Art since 1879.
The gallery has two exhibition spaces available The Main Gallery and The Apse Gallery. It has an extensive exhibition programme which aims to be ambitious and creatively diverse. The gallery’s programming group strive to ensure the exhibition line-up chimes with the town, is inspiring for future artists but also the audience feels that there is something there for them. This is achieved through a programme mix of in-house curated exhibitions, open artist proposals and exhibition developed in partnership.
All Photos by Jason Hynes