aim4art is a voluntary community arts group, formed in 2009, dedicated to pushing our personal artistic boundaries. We aim to paint, aim to draw, aim to create art. We meet every Tuesday (10am-4pm) at The Barn, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9DA. We have no regular tutor, but support each other and organise a programme of visits and workshops.

Latest News

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New Albums

Visit our Gallery page to see several new albums of work, both by the group and by individual members. It includes work from our recent 'Freeze The Moment' Exhibition.

Right: Durham Miners' Gala by Les Southerton

Les Southerton - Durham Miners' gala

RSPB Saltholme - Summer 2018

In 2018, we have once again been invited to submit work for an exhibition at Saltholme, after members took part in the 'Big Draw' event last autumn. This will be on the theme 'Flora and Fauna'. It will open on July 1st and be on display throughout July and August.

Although it seems quite a long way off, some people have already started work. Here are two of Kate Geelan's latest felt pictures, exploring the exhibition theme.

Kate Geelan felt pics

New Venue At The Barn - Cafe Opens

We have now moved into our new room at The Barn. It's a bit smaller than before but well equipped, freshly decorated and with a modern heating system. It will take us a little while to settle in and find the best way to arrange tables and storage. Meanwhile the cafe is now open next door.

The Barn The Barn new room 2

Management of our venue at The Barn is now in the hands of Tees Valley Community Asset Preservation Trust, who are responsible for our new accommodation. The revised arrangements have meant a rise in rent. As a result we decided at our last AGM to keep our annual membership fee at £30, but increase our subs to £4 a week (out first increase since we started in 2009). Unfortunately, the smaller venue means that we cannot increase our membership for the time being.

Featured Artist: Val Harrison

Val is always trying out new ways of working and is a fine example of the group's aspiration 'to push our personal boundaries.' Here we can see a wonderfully expressive painting of Dunstanburgh Castle from 2016, next to a lovely image of the North York Moors Railway, which featured in our 'Freeze The Moment' Exhibition in 2017.

Val harrison - Dunstanburgh

Val harrison - NYM railway

Revised Dates For 2018

More to come - watch this space!




July, August 2018 'Flora and Fauna' Exhibition Saltholme RSPB Centre
2018 Helen Gorrill talk and workshop Details to be confirmed - postponed owing to rebuilding at The Barn
2017/2018 Framing The Tees Project We hope to make a bid for Arts Council Funding to support 3 years of work, including workshops, visits and exhibitions examining the landscape and culture of the Tees from Paddy's Hole to Piercebridge

New Pictures For Our Gallery

More new pictures from members always wanted for the Gallery! No gallery yet? See Rob. Bring your pictures in on a Tuesday and we'll photograph them for the website. We can also set up one of our new Google Photos albums.

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Site updated 31/05/2017