The Bob Abley Art Gallery at Spennymoor Town Hall is proud to host a large, permanent collection of Norman Cornish works of art – many of which have never been seen before. Our Norman Cornish North East art gallery also has a number of pieces of artwork for sale.
The art gallery also features a range of artwork from other regional artists also available for sale.
The Bob Abley art gallery is made up of both large and small rooms hosting a large selection of sensational and affordable art for sale as well as a fine collection of permanent works demonstrating Spennymoor’s great heritage of mining art.
While owned by the Town Council, the gallery is run on a daily basis by hard working and committed volunteers who will happily show you around and explain things for you.
The main gallery is the Norman Cornish Room. The Coming Home exhibition hosts the work of Spennymoor’s most famous artist and includes a selection of original pieces of his work, loaned by Northumbria University, the Town Council and the Cornish Family. There is also a large selection of original work by Norman Cornish for sale as well as a range of framed and unframed prints, books, post cards and posters. With video footage of Norman talking about the area and how and why he painted in the way he did playing throughout your visit, this really is an experience not to be missed.
The art gallery displays are complemented by a range of other local and regional artists whose work is for sale and who change on a regular basis. You can see who is exhibiting with us, further down.
In addition to lots of Spennymoor folk, people have visited the art gallery from across the County, the Country and as far afield as Germany, Australia and Canada !
Our gallery is an ideal venue, easy to locate, accessible, and with ample parking to the rear.
- Access Statement - Please see below
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
|Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|
|Monday - Friday||12:00||- 16:00|
* Please check Christmas opening times.