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Floral exhibition blooms bright in Bishop Auckland art gallery

19 June 2018

County Durham artists have created a colourful profusion of nature-inspired artwork as preparations for a national horticulture competition step up a gear.

No.42 in Bishop Auckland is holding a special Bloom Exhibition, featuring works by local artists, all inspired by the theme of flowers, foliage and the natural world.

The exhibition coincides with a campaign by local horticultural group, Bishop Auckland and Coundon in Bloom to spruce up the area with colourful planting. The group is taking part in the nationwide competition, Britain in Bloom and on 9 July judges will be in the town to inspect their efforts.

Running until 14 July, the Bloom Exhibition features intricate embroidered pieces, innovative mixed media, bold paintings, detailed photography and ingenious 3D pieces, all reflecting the breadth of inspiration to taken from the Bloom theme.

No.42, part of The Auckland Project, is open from 10am-5pm, Wednesday to Saturday, for more information and regular updates from The Auckland Project click here.

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