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Centenary: Spennymoor Town Hall

Event: Story of the Durham Miners' Gala Mural
Venue: Bob Abley Art Gallery, Spennymoor Town Hall
Dates: 6th April 2019 - End of February 2020

This unique exhibition tells the fascinating story of a nine-metre mural depicting the Durham Miners’ Gala - painted by Cornish in 1963. Featuring a range of correspondence, preparatory paintings, drawings and sketches - previously unseen by the public - this exhibition plots the artist’s journey from commission of the painting by Durham County Council to its completion. The mural remains on display at Durham’s County Hall building.

Opening Times:
Monday – Friday 12.00-4.00pm and
Saturday 10.00am – 2.00pm

Entry Fee:
This exhibition is free to visit for people of all ages.

Parking Facilities:
There are numerous car parking facilities within a short walking distance of the venue. Please check local signs and/or online before your visit.

Contact Details:
Telephone Number: 01388 815 276

Email Address:
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Web Address: www.spennymoor-tc.gov.uk

Social Media:
Facebook:/SpennymoorTownCouncil Twitter:/SpennymoorTC
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Centenary: Palace Green Library

Event: Norman Cornish - The Sketchbooks
Venue: Palace Green Library, Durham University
Dates: 16th November 2019 - 23rd February 2020

For Norman Cornish, sketching was second nature; an inherent part of his everyday life. This exhibition of little seen sketchbooks will present a new dimension to the artist’s practice, focusing on his observations of life, landscapes and family, revealing the inner artistic processes behind some of his most iconic works.

Opening Times:
Open Daily>
10:00am – 17:00pm>

Entry Fee:
Adults: £4.50
Concessions: £3.50, inc. over 60s, unwaged and students.

Parking Facilities:
No immediate onsite parking. Public parking available at Prince Bishops Car Park, DH1 3UJ

Contact Details:
Telephone Number: 0191 334 2932

Email Address:
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Web Address:
https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green

Social Media:
Facebook: @PalaceGreenLib
Instagram: @PalaceGreenLib
Twitter: @PalaceGreenLib
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Centenary: Beamish Museum

Event: Norman Cornish's Former Home
Venue: Beamish Museum
Dates: Permanent Display

The former colliery home of Norman Cornish, set to be recreated in the 50s’ town as part of the Remaking Beamish project, will tell the story of the artist and his family, as well as life in a typical mining community. His sketches and paintings provide a social and historical record of the times.

Contact Details:
Telephone Number: 01388 815 276

Web Address:
www.beamish.org.uk

Social Media:
Facebook: /BeamishLeavingMuseum
Twitter: /Beamish_Museum
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Centenary: Northumbria University

Event: Norman Cornish Revealed
Venue: Gallery North, University of Northumbria
Dates: Thursday 28th November - Friday 20th December 2019

Paintings and drawings by Norman Cornish exhibited with drawings by some of the most famous artists in the world. Northumbria University has had a long association with Norman Cornish dating back to 1989 and has the largest number of the artist’s works in any single collection. In addition to the permanent body of work, the university also holds the Norman Cornish archive.



Web Address:
http://gn.northumbria.ac.uk

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Centenary: Castlegate House Gallery

Event: Norman Cornish - A Century
Venue: Castlegate House Gallery
Dates: July 6th to July 27th

Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth represents the estate of Norman Cornish and sustains a longstanding connection with Norman’s work in Cumbria where he first exhibited in 1951 at Tullie House in Carlisle with LS Lowry and Victor Pasmore: The Border Arts Society- Northern Realists. In 1963, Melvyn Bragg began a relationship with Norman and his work when he produced his first documentary for BBC TV, Two Border Artists. This featured the work of Sheila Fell and Norman Cornish and was the beginning of several other projects which followed between 1973  and the publication of Norman’s autobiography in 1989.



Web Address:
https://www.castlegatehouse.co.uk/

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Centenary: Mining Art Gallery

Event: Norman Cornish - A Slice of Life
Venue: Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland
Dates: Open from Saturday, 6 April 2019

Co-curated by residents of Norman’s hometown, this unique exhibition gives a special insight into how his work is viewed today. People from Spennymoor and Norman’s son and daughter have selected their favourite paintings, offering a warm and refreshing perspective on one of the most enduringly popular mining artists.

Opening Times:
Open daily
10.00a.m. - 4.00p.m.
Last admission 3.30p.m.

Entry Fee:
Adults: £5.00
Under 16s: £1.00
Concessions: £4.00, inc. over 60s, unwaged and students.
Group Entry Fee: Pre-booked groups of more than 10 receive a discountof 15%

Parking Facilities:
The Auckland Project operates North Bondgate Car Park, which is 4 minutes walk from the Mining Art Gallery. Charges apply, Monday to Saturday 8.00a.m. - 6.00p.m. (including Bank Holidays).

Contact Details:
Telephone Number: 01388 743 750

Email Address:
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Web Address:
http://www.aucklandcastle.org/events/mining-art-gallery/

Social Media:
Facebook:@AucklandProject
Instagram:@TheAucklandProject
Twitter:@AucklandProject
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Centenary: The Greenfield Gallery

Event: Cornish - A Man of Destiny
Venue: The Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield Arts
Dates: 10th October 2019 - 11th December 2019

The exhibition chronicles the journey of Norman Cornish and the great determination and resilience he showed to become a professional artist. Featuring personal quotes from Cornish and an interesting narrative, the exhibition highlights key moments of his career and showcases work that was produced when materials or conditions were not optimal.

Opening Times:
Monday- Thursday
10.00am - 21.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 16.00pm

Entry Fee:
This exhibition is free to visit for people of all ages.

Parking Facilities:
There are numerous car parking facilities within a short walking distance of the venue. Please check local signs and/or online before your visit.

Contact Details:
Telephone Number: 01325 379 048

Email Address:
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Web Address:
www.greenfield-arts.co.uk

Social Media:
Facebook: @greenfieldarts
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Centenary: Gala Gallery

Event: Norman Cornish - The Portraits
Venue: Gala Gallery, Durham
Dates: 30th June - 1st September 2019

Portraiture was an important part of Norman Cornish’s artistic practice. This exhibition features self-portraits from throughout his career showing his stylistic development as well as insights into the man himself alongside informal images of his family and more formally commissioned portraits and sketches of local characters.

Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday
10.00am-8.30pm,
Sunday 2.30pm-8.30pm

Entry Fee:
This exhibition is free to visit for people of all ages.

Parking Facilities:
There are numerous car parking facilities within a short walking distance of the venue. Please check local signs and/or online before your visit.

Contact Details:
Telephone Number: 0300 026 6600

Email Address:
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Web Address:
www.galadurham.co.uk/gala-gallery/

Social Media:
Facebook: @Durham Gala
Twitter: @GalaDurham
Instagram: @Gala_Durham
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Centenary: Bowes

Event: Norman Cornish - The Definitive Collection
Venue: The Bowes Museum
Dates: 16th November 2019 - 23rd February 2020

Celebrating the centenary of acclaimed artist Norman Cornish MBE, this major retrospective tells the story of his enduring career with the most comprehensive collection of his work ever assembled, including a number of previously unseen pieces.

Opening Times:
Open Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm
Closed on 25th & 26th December & 1st January

Entry Fee:
Adult £14.00,
Concession £12.00,
Student £6.00,
Young People (Under 18) £5.00,
Children (under 5)
Free Group Entry Fee: £10.00 (12+)

Parking Facilities:
There is ample free parking on site, with coach and accessible parking bays

Contact Details:
Telephone Number: 01833 690 606

Email Address:
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Web Address:
www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Social Media:
Facebook:@The-Bowes-Museum
Instagram:@thebowesmuseum
Twitter:@AucklandProject
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