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Black and White Exhibition shines a light on local talent

19 September 2017

Artists from across the North East are going colour-free for a special exhibition in Bishop Auckland.

The Black and White exhibition at No.42, Market Place, features more than 40 works by 15 local artists, all made entirely in monochrome.

It includes prints, photographs, paintings, drawings and textiles and covers a wide range of subjects from the natural world to the North East’s industrial heritage.

Several of the pieces, including a portrait by Andrew Hopwood, an art teacher from Yarm, were inspired by the forthcoming Mining Art Gallery, which opens in Bishop Auckland on October 21.

Other artists showing work include, 16-year-old Bishop Auckland photographer, Hope Simpson, fine art graduate Sue Humphrey, award-winning Sedgefield photographer, Chris Webb and Alison Hill who used charcoal, chalk and pastels to create tonal drawings of miners and the mining community.

Bishop Auckland resident, Julie Wilkerson, who studied textile art at Cleveland College of Art and Design, is also exhibiting intricate needlepoint artwork inspired by her daughter’s tattoos.

The Black and White Exhibition at No.42 will run until October 28. Entry is free, with doors open from 10am until 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

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