Miners Art7. Mar - 3. Apr 13 / ended Greenfield Community & Arts Centre
Gallery Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am—9pm, Fridays 10am –4pm
Many previous exhibitions of miners’ art have depicted the harsh conditions of pit life and the artists with work in this exhibition have been very successful in doing so. However, this exhibition has been assembled to show their skill in illustrating the social life and countryside around them with portraiture, landscapes and even abstract art.
The works on show are, in the majority, by living mining artists, often self-taught, who all worked in the Durham Coalfield. The four main exhibitors all turned professional after their time in the coal industry. The exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to see works by Norman Cornish, Tom Lamb, Bill Hindmarsh and Derek Slater who have contributed to the majority of the exhibition. Other fellow miners who have sadly passed away, such as Tom McGuinness and Ted Holloway are also shown along with some lesser known artists who have all spent time “doon the pit”. Many of the works will be for sale, whilst some have been kindly loaned from private collections.
Whether you are an ex-miner, social historian or an art lover we are sure you will find something of interest in this exhibition.
An illustrated brochure to accompany the exhibition will be for sale from the gallery, priced at £3.
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