As part of a countywide celebration, the centenary of Norman Cornish’s birth will be marked by a special exhibition at the Mining Art Gallery, co-curated by members of the local community. We are working with residents from Spennymoor to explore Norman’s work and select their favourite paintings. Artworks will also be chosen by Norman’s children, adding a special insight into their father’s work.
Describing his hometown, Norman Cornish said, “Spennymoor has all that a painter needs to depict humanity.” And for decades the streets, faces and landscapes that surrounded him were a constant source of inspiration.
The pit road he walked every day to work in the mines, children playing in the street and men leaning companionably at the bar all feature in his work. And whether in paint, pastel or his famous Flo-master pen, each scene is captured with the same compassion and warmth that characterised Norman’s popular renderings of everyday life.
The temporary exhibition sits alongside the Mining Art Gallery’s permanent collection featuring further work by Norman Cornish, as well as other mining artists such as Tom McGuinness, Tom Lamb and Bob Olley.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£5.00 per ticket type|
|Child Under 16's||£1.00 per ticket type|
|Concession||£4.00 per ticket type|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|2019 (6 Apr 2019 - 13 Oct 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
* Last admission 15:30