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.

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Flora and Fauna: last word

RSPB Saltholme - Summer 2018

Our most recent exhibition has now finished and we're now concentrating on our next exhibition at the Python Gallery, starting in November.

We received lots of positive feedback on our exhibition, and asked Peter Heselton of the Python Gallery to give us a formal review. Peter was favourably impressed, especially by the downstairs display, and said that as a group we had made substantial progress since our last outing at the Python in 2011. He felt we had a special group dynamic which gave unity to the exhibition as a whole.

This lovely image of herons by Kate Geelan was part of the group of 16 canvasses displayed in the upstairs gallery. You can see more photos of the exhibition on our Blog

Future Exhibitions

Python Gallery - November 2018

Our next exhibition will be at the Python Gallery in Middlesbrough at the end of the year. Following our successful 'Spirit Of Place' Exhibition back in 2011, we plan to revisit the theme with 'Spirit Of Place 2'

Heritage gallery 2019

Our proposed project, examining the Tees from Paddy's Hole to Piercebridge will no longer be the subject of a bid for Arts Council funding. The effort required proved to be out of proportion to the rewards. However, we may still use the ideas in an exhibition at the Heritage Gallery in 2019, called 'Framing The Tees.'

Julia Cutter has also been invited to mount a solo exhibition at the Heritage gallery in summer 2019 - Good luck, Julia!

herons by Kate geelan
Herons by Kate Geelan

Gill Place
Inspired by the city of Jodphur, this semi-abstract work by Gill Place was in our 'Spirit Of Place' exhibition in 2011

Coming up in 2018/2019

More to come - watch this space! We are hoping to arrange some workshops in the near future.




19th-20th September Runswick Bay 2 days painting at the Fishermen's Institute
Nov-Dec 2018 'Spirit Of Place 2' Exhibition Python Gallery
July 2019 Julia Cutter solo exhibition Heritage Gallery
October 2019 Heritage Gallery Exhibition Possibly 'Framing the Tees' - The landscape and culture of the Tees from Paddy's Hole to Piercebridge.

Featured Artist: Lesley Guy (2)

Les now has a new album featured in our Gallery. Sorry that it's taken so long to set up, but you can now see what a varied and talented artist Les is. Click here to see more.

Les Guy Skull1 Escaped Kite by Les Guy

Other Recent 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: Bottle Of Notes by Lynne Herkmen

New Pictures For Our Gallery

More new pictures from members always wanted for the Gallery! No album 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 Google Photos albums.

Bottle of Notes - Lynne herkmen

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Site updated 31/05/2017