Open from Saturday, 6 April 2019
Saturday 6 April 2019 - Saturday 12 October 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mining Art Gallery
Norman Cornish – A Slice of Life is part of a countywide centenary celebration of the artist’s birth. This temporary exhibition at the Mining Art Gallery is co-curated by the local community and members of Norman’s family.
The Auckland Project has worked with residents of Norman’s hometown to explore the themes of his artwork. Groups including the Spennymoor Settlement Sketching Club, where Norman developed his distinctive style, have chosen their favourite pieces. From life underground to bar scenes and domestic settings, their selections reveal how his work resonates with the community that lives on today.
The artist’s son, John, and daughter, Ann, have also chosen paintings that mean something special to them. The result is a warm and refreshing perspective on one of the most enduringly popular mining artists.
The exhibition sits alongside the gallery’s permanent collection featuring work by other chroniclers of 20th century industrial and working class life such as Tom McGuinness, Josef Herman and Bob Olley.
Ticket prices apply:
£5 per adult, £4 concessions and £1 under 16s