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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Spirit Of Place 2 - On Until 11th January!

The private viewing has now past, but still time to go and see a really worthwhile exhibition at the Python Gallery, Middlesbrough.

Python Gallery Invitation Spirit Of Place 2

Alan Morley Workshop

For our first workshop for some time, Alan Morley was invited to give us a session on abstract landscapes, a genre with which he is very familiar. Working in acrylics, he showed us how he went about producing a painting of an Anglo Saxon Hill Fort, before mentoring the group as we produced our own pieces.

Alan Morley Workshop Dee maloney at alan morley workshop

You can see more photos of the workshop on our Blog

Future Exhibitions

Heritage gallery 2019

Following our exhibition at the Python Gallery in November, our next planned exhibition will be at the Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet, in autumn 2019. One idea is to investigate the Tees from Paddy's Hole to Piercebridge for an exhibition called called 'Framing The Tees', but we may yet have other thoughts. watch this space!

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

Coming up in 2018/2019

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




12 Nov 2018 - Jan 11 2019 '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: Gill Place

Gill's paintings, which typically combine looseness with precision, often have an ethereal quality to them. She is particularly inspired by the artist John Piper, and her work for our 'Spirit Of Place 2' Exhibition (belwo) illustrates that. Gill is also an accomplished poet, and has recently published a collection of poetry entitled 'The Romantic Engineer'.

Gill Plave - At The Ashmolean Gill Place - Markenfield Hall after John Piper
Gill Place Sunflower Gill Place swans

Other Recent Albums

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

Right: Insects by Julia Cutter

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.

Julia Cutter - Dragon Fly

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Site updated 18/11/2018