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Past Exhibitions

Year Title

1946

First one-man exhibition

At the 'Green Room' the People's Theatre, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1950

Exhibits at Tullie House

Exhibits at Tullie House, Carlisle, The Northern Realists, along with Victor Passmore and L.S. Lowry

1952

The Fish Shop

The painting included in the Shipley Art Gallery's exhibition 'Contemporary Artists of Durham County'

1959

Stone Gallery Exhibition

Newcastle upon Tyne

1962

Durham County Council Mural

Commissioned by Durham County Council to paint a 30ft mural for the Council’s new County Hall at Aykley Heads, Durham

1963

Two Border Artists

Appears with Sheila Fell in the BBC documentary directed by Melvyn Bragg

1966

Norman leaves the pit

After 33 years, leaves the pit at the age of 47

1966

Cornish in Paris

Documentary film produced by Tyne Tees Television

1989

Melvyn Bragg's documentary series

Documentary series is re-launched after 25 years
Cornish appears alongside Stanley Spencer and Graham Sutherland.

1989

Major retrospective exhibition

University Gallery, Northumbria University

1989

A Slice of Life

Launch of the book on his 70th birthday

1992

One-man exhibition

University Gallery, Northumbria University

1994

Regional tour of one-man exhibition

Organised by the University Gallery

1996

One-man exhibition

Spennymoor Town Hall during the Year of the Visual Arts

1997

Paintings to Northumbria University

Presents a collection of paintings to Northumbria University for the Permanent Collection

1999

One-man exhibition

University Gallery on his 80th birthday

1999

Cornish and Spennymoor

Launch of the book ‘Cornish and Spennymoor’

2000

One-man exhibition

The Customs House Gallery, South Shields

2003

A Shot Against Time

One man exhibition, University Gallery

2004

The Art of Norman Cornish

One-man exhibition, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

2005

Simply Norman Cornish

One-man exhibition, University Gallery

2006

Nightshift

One-man exhibition, University Gallery

2006

BBC Flog It

Appeared on BBC Television show "Flog It".

2006

BBC Inside Out

Appeared on BBC Television show "Inside Out".

2008

Norman Cornish paintings, drawings and prints

University Gallery

2009

Norman Cornish at Ninety

One man exhibition University Gallery

2010

A Seam of Life

Greenfield Gallery, Newton Aycliffe

2010

Norman Cornish at Ninety

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick, Northumberland

2010

Highlights of Norman Cornish at Ninety

Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Ashington, Northumberland

2010

Norman Cornish: A Shot Against Time

Kings Place Gallery, London

2011

The Narrow World of Norman Cornish

Kings Place Gallery - London.
University of Northumbria Gallery and Baring Wing.

2012

Norman Cornish, The Early Years

February to March - Kings Place Gallery.
London.

2013

Cornish In Paris

November to February - University Gallery

Northumbria University.

2014

The Lost World of Norman Cornish

University Gallery and Baring Wing

Northumbria University.

2014

Bishops Close Street

The Greenfield Gallery, Newton Aycliffe

2014

The Lost World of Norman Cornish

Kings Place Gallery, London

2015

The Lost World of Norman Cornish

A University of Northumbria Touring Exhibition.
Woodhorn Gallery, Ashington.
Curated by Mara Helen Wood
May 2nd to October 18th

2015

Gallagher & Turner Exhibition

Norman Cornish MBE 1919-2014 - Paintings, Drawing & Watercolours
Gallagher & Turner, Saint Thomas Street Workshops, Newcastle upon Tyne
October 17th to 23rd December

2016

Bishop's Close Street

Tennants Auction House, The Garden Rooms, Upper Floor
Previously unseen paintings and drawings from the Norman Cornish Collection including exhibits from the Norman Cornish Studio, in collaboration with The North Of England Museum, Beamish, Co. Durham.
July 30th to August 28th 2016.

2016

The Shapes of Cornish

The Greenfield Gallery

Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

September 29th to November 9th 2016

Opening times: Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm and Friday 10am - 4pm

'The Shapes of Cornish' showcases previously unseen works by Cornish alongside the 1977 documentary of the same name. This special exhibition gives visitors an alternative insight into the life and works of the artist.

2016

Cornish on Tyneside

A selection of unseen works from the era when Norman Cornish was a regular visitor to Newcasle and The Stone Gallery in particular.

Gallagher & Turner, St Mary's Place, Newcastle

November 25th to February 4th 2016