Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Current Exhibition

Gilkes Street Artists - Commonplace

Saturday 7 July - Monday 27 August 2018

Commonplace is an exhibition of work by members of Gilkes Street Artists, a Middlesbrough-based studio group. In Commonplace, the artists investigate their personal ideas of the everyday experience through painting, printmaking, mixed media and tapestry weaving.

The artists are Emma Bennett, Dianne Bowell, Ray Husband, Leanne Jackson, Brian Russell, Dot Seddon, Jenni Thirlwell and John Wheeler.

Forthcoming Exhibitions

‘Images of Steam’ Exhibition of Railway and Landscape Art by Stephen Bainbridge

Wednesday 29 August to Tuesday 16 October 2018

Stephen was born in Leicester and held his first exhibition at Crown Street Library from September to October 2017, which was very popular, with many original works and cards available and sold. ‘Images of Steam’ will also reflect his lifelong passion for the days of steam railways. He works to produce paintings that are detailed and technically accurate while portraying the atmosphere of the days of steam.

Having spent many happy hours at Peterborough and Grantham in his youth Stephen has a particular interest in Sir Nigel Gresley and his locomotives and has produced cards for the Gresley Society and his works have been featured in magazines and historical textbooks. He is a member of the LNER Society, The Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Preservation Group, the North York Moors Railway and the Shildon Model Railway Society. He has recently completed a study for the P2 Group of 2007 ‘Prince of Wales’, currently under construction at Darlington.