Art exhibition: Last chance to best work from Middlesborough

Norman Cornish's Smoky Bar Scene is part of an exhibition at the Granary Gallery in Berwick.
Norman Cornish's Smoky Bar Scene is part of an exhibition at the Granary Gallery in Berwick.

An exhibition of work from a Berwick-upon-Tweed gallery has proved to be a big hit with visitors.

And those interested in the Granary Gallery’s display of work from Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art (mima) have a chance to meet some of the artists whose work has been on show.

‘Where is the Line?’ is a selection of artwork on loan from mima’s collection and focuses on artists who use drawing and mark making as a tool to document and interpret their immediate environment – both urban and rural, real or imaginary or somewhere in-between.

The exhibition includes works by Norman Cornish, William Tillyer, George Shaw, LS Lowry and David Hepher among others.

The exhibition has been curated by Berwick Visual Arts and mima with support from Northumberland Arts Development and Tees Valley Artists Network.

Berwick Visual Arts are holding a special event on Saturday, January 23, from 2pm where visitors can find out more about some of the works in the exhibition from mima curator Alix Collingwood-Swinburn, who will give a guided tour of the exhibition.

Alix will be joined by artists Jenny Purrett and Annie O’Donnell who have created drawing interventions into the Granary Gallery in response to the exhibition.

Jenny and Annie will talk more about their artistic practice and the work they have created in the gallery.

James Lowther, head of visual art at Berwick Visual Arts, said: “If you have already visited the exhibition, this is a great opportunity to return and learn more about the works in the exhibition.

“Jenny Purrett’s wall drawing of different views of Berwick-upon-Tweed has also proved very popular with visitors, so this is also a chance to meet Jenny and view the work for a final time.”

The exhibition is on display at the Granary Gallery until Sunday, January 24.

It is open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 5pm.