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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10 Years of aim4art

aim4art is 10 years old this month. We are planning a proper birthday event in spring or early summer, to which all our friends will be invited. However, at our meeting on January 8th we marked the occasion with a celebratory pie!

Anniversary pie and group photo

Spirit Of Place 2

Our exhibition at the Python Gallery, Middlesbrough, finished on 11/1/2019. We are now looking forward to our next exhibition at the Heritage Gallery in the autumn. However, you can visit our Spirit Of Place 2 Album to see all the pictures that were on display.

Spirit Of Place 2

Featured Artist: Julie Macbean

aim4art member, Julie Macbean is taking part in the forthcoming Open Art Exhibition at Ryedale Folk Museum from 23rd February. Should definitely be worth seeing!

NYM Open Art poster

Julie, one of our most gifted artists, is phenomenally productive and has often featured on this website. This spectacular mixed media work was part of our recent exhibition:

Julie macbean - tees barrage 

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.




Spring/Summer 2019 '10th Anniversary Celebration Details to follow
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.

Other Recent Albums

Visit our Gallery page to see other 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