Cornish In Paris Exhibition
University Gallery, Northumbria University
November 16th to February 8th
(closed December 23rd to January 2nd)
In 1966, a month after he left his job as a miner to become a professional artist, Norman Cornish was invited by Tyne Tees television to make a documentary about his impressions of Paris. In this small , but compelling, collection of sketches and watercolours, Norman Cornish is shown at his best depicting individual characters, busy street scenes, cafe bars and restaurant interiors.
Norman Cornish honoured by University of Sunderland.
Norman Cornish will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Arts in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the arts, and in particular, in support of the mining community.
Norman Cornish - The Early Years
The story of Norman Cornish’s prodigious career as an artist who converted his experience as a miner into compelling imagery has become justly famous. As the mining industry recedes into history though the real context of his life and art grow ever more elusive.
The Restoration of Berriman's Chip Van
Berriman's Chip Van was the subject of many paintings and drawings by Norman Cornish. The original chip van was recently restored by Staingate Restorations and Replicas, of Haltwhistle, Northumberland. If you would like to see the work they carried out click here.
Throughout the centenary year, an interesting range of themed exhibitions is planned in order to commemorate Norman’s life and to celebrate his work.
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