Thursday, 20 October 2016
Thursday, 15 September 2016
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.
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'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
Sunday, 10 July 2016
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
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 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.