Saturday, 24 December 2016

aim4art Christmas Lunch

Held at  The barn for the very first time. Sorry I missed it, but thanks to Dee for the photo.


Thursday, 20 October 2016

The Witches Of Runswick?

aim4art cast a spell on Runswick Bay in September 2016. Thanks to karol for the photos:

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Memories - Kate Geelan (with Karol Neilsen and Les Southerton)

It's good to see individual aim4art members having solo exhibitions or collaborations, like this one between Kate, Karol and Les at Stockton Library. Kate's 'Memories' relate mainly to Staithes and are a series of adventurous mixed media studies presented with Kate's trademark flair. They are complimented by Karol's imaginative paintings and Les' elegant and very reasonable pots.

Changes At The Barn

From October, management of our venue at The Barn will be passed from Middlesbrough Council to Tees Valley Asset Management Trust. The plan is to turn our existing rooms into a nursery, and to create a brand new and higher grade community facility and cafe from the remaining building. We wish them success and look forward to seeing the results.

The new arrangements will mean a rise in rent and also subs. However, no increase will be needed until after the agm in November when options will be discussed.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Richard Barnes Workshop

Richard's workshop focussed on freely rendered urban landscapes using acrylics. It was one of those days that generated enough fresh work to mount a new exhibition, and it was a pity really that we weren't able to organise an earlier date to inspire our 'Not the Transporter Bridge' exhibition. Rather belatedly here are some photos of the group and the results.

Richard at work

Richard's first demo piece



Dee on a roll



Below is a selection of work produced

Richard's Own Picture of York Minster

Monday, 8 August 2016

Not The Transporter Bridge - More Photos

2 more photos from the hanging day at Kirkleatham Hall - thanks to Dee Maloney for sending these.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Not The Transporter Bridge - Not The Private View

Our 'private' view was also open to the public, which might partly explain the good attendance. Whether or not, the exhibition was very well received and generated lots of positive comments.  Many thanks to everyone who came and supported us.

Julia and Elizabeth discuss the exhibition with Lynne's picture's in the background

Val and Kate with Julia's 'In Conversation' behind them

Linda and Kate admire Julie's 'Allotments'

Quite a crowd in a small space

Julia in conversation with Alan Morley from Cleveland Art Society

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Pictures from An Exhibition

With the help of Ken from Kirkleatham Museum, we spent the day hanging our Not The Transporter Bridge Exhibition. We managed to find space for nearly all the pictures that were submitted, together with Les Southerton's pots and Kate Geelan's cushions.

A lot to be done?

Everyone  hard at work (well nearly!)

Paintings from Lynne Herkmen, Les Southerton, Wendy Proud, Linda Cowling, Elizabeth Dennison and Nicola Aiken,  with Gill Place's diorama in the corner

Julia's paintings, Les' pots, Kate's cushions

Work from Gill Spensley, Rob Blenkarn, Val harrison, Gill Place and Nicola Aiken

Julie Macbean's Allotments painting, flanked by work from Gill Bradley and Dee Maloney

Saturday, 18 June 2016

A Conversation With History

A Conversation With History is the new name for the collaborative work which will be the centrepiece of our Not The Transporter Bridge Exhibition. Made up of 18 canvasses, each by a different group member, it depicts architectural details from around the Teesside area.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Barmoor May 2016

2 photos courtesy of Val

Kate, looking as if she is enjoying herself

Karol looking as if she s been caught doing something she shouldn t

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Julie Macbean Print Workshops

Julie delivered 2 excellent workshops, introducing some basic print techniques and then allowing people to develop them further. Here are pics - pay particular attention to Val's fashion statement:

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

Some results