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Norman Cornish MBE was perhaps the most significant artist to emerge from the North East of England in the 20th Century. Through his work, he recorded one of the most important passages in English history. As part of the regional celebrations of his centenary, his son-in- law Mike Thornton will present this illustrated talk. Revealing predominantly unseen works, it will cover many of the key moments in the artist’s career, including important commissions such as The Durham Miners’ Gala Mural and his works for The Port of Tyne Authority. Mike will also share images of life in Norman’s family home in Spennymoor during the 1950s and 60s and works from his trip to Paris in 1967. This is a story of the artist’s great determination and resilience to overcome adversity and prejudice to become one of the region’s most celebrated artists.
Join us for an introduction to the exhibition The Power and the Virtue: Guido Reni’s Death of Lucretia.
Norman Cornish’ pastel technique is reminiscent of Toulouse, Lautrec & Degas, invoking the landscape and atmosphere of the mining community where he lived. Join artist Gavin Watson to learn how to create pastel drawings inspired by your surroundings and the current Norman Cornish exhibition. Booking will open shortly.
*Online booking closes the day before the event takes place. Call 01833 690606 to see if places are still available.
**Unless otherwise stated events are free with general admission and to Pass holders. Booking maybe required where requested.