Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Inspired By Saltholme 2

Thanks to Karol Nielsen for these pictures from our exhibition at Stockton Library in September

Preston Park Visit

Here are some photos of aim4art's visit to Preston Park to see the Ghost Ship installation (thanks to Julia Cutter for the pictures).

Monday, 13 November 2017

New Venue and AGM

Much has happened since the last post. Our 'Inspired by Saltholme' Exhibition had a second showing, this time at Stockton Library. We had a group visit to Preston Park Museum to see the Steve Dixon and Alison Welsh's Ghost Ship Sculpture, and the 'Lasting Impressions' printmakers' exhibition.

On November 1st we finally moved into our new room at The Barn. As expected it is smaller than before and there is still work going on to finish it fully. No doubt it will take some time to adjust to our new surroundings and make the most of them. However, we now have a light, freshly decorated and well equipped venue with a modern heating system.

Our AGM on the same day was very well attended. Julia Cutter, Lesley Guy, Rob Blenkarn and Lynne Herkmen were re-elected to the Committee respectively as Chair, Secretary, Treasurer/ IT Manager, and Exhibition Secretary. Many thanks to Val Harrison who stepped down from her role as Deputy Treasurer, but welcome to Dee Maloney, who was elected to the committee and becomes Social Secretary, having already organised a number of events for us.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Norma at 80!

This week we celebrated Norma L Clark's 80th birthday with flowers, a cake and lunch at Strike's Garden Centre. Keep painting Norma!

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Tokyo To The Tees

Photos from Julia of the opening of the Dorman Museum's 'Tokyo To The Tees' Exhibition, featuring Les Southerton's and Julie Macbean's entrance portal and aim4art's Japanese Screen. the rest of the exhibition is interesting too and well worth a visit.

Japanese screen

Les' half of the entrance portal

Julie's half

Part of main exhibition

Barmoor 2017

The sun rises on a new day during aim4art's annual visit to Barmoor. Thanks Karol

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Aim4art in Amsterdam

April 2017 saw aim4art's first foreign venture. Here are some pictures of the trip to Amsterdam, courtesy of karol

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Framing The Tees

On March 15th we gathered at the Tees Barrage for a planning meeting about our future Tees Project. The idea was to firm up some proposals for workshops, exhibitions and visits for inclusion in our Arts Council bid. Any resemblance to this picture by new membe, John Barchan, is purely coincidental.

Teesmouth Field Centre

This was an exploratory visit in preparation for new project on the River Tees. Of course, the landscape is not dissimilar to Saltholme, but there is a closer view of industry and the prospect of some different views across the mouth of the Tees. We are hoping to return for a sketching and painting expedition later in the year.

Laing Gallery and Biscuit Factory Visit

A good day out mainly  to see the 'Out Of Chaos'Exhibition at the Laing in Newcastle, featuring 20th century Jewish artist such as David Bomberg, Marc Chagal and Frank Auerbach, whose painting of Mornington Crescent is shown below:

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Dorman Museum

aim4art members spent Tuesday sketching in the Christopher dresser section of the  Dorman Museum and collecting ideas for our exhibit at the Tokyo to Tees Exhibition in May. Here's Julie Macbean's expressive water colour.