Wearside art club showcase works at Durham’s Crook Hall

Tommy in Flanders Fields, by Tom Pattison
Tommy in Flanders Fields, by Tom Pattison
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From a bluebell walk to a depiction of Seaham’s Tommy statue in Flanders Fields and an abstract of Durham Cathedral, a new exhibition at Crook Hall and Gardens in Durham City showcases the varied work of Hetton Art Club.

The exhibition shows a range of original artwork from a variety of members of the Hetton Art Group, who are inspired by different subjects and use a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and pencil.

Bluebell Walk, by Enid Kerton

Bluebell Walk, by Enid Kerton

Hetton Art Club was formed in 1967 by a small group of local artists and is now a flourishing club with 47 members who meet weekly.

The secretary of the club, Gillian, said: “We are very active club with exhibitions, trips and workshops for the members. We always welcome new members whether experienced or beginners. There is a wealth of experience at the club so help is always at hand if needed.”

Most of the pieces are available for purchase at the exhibition, which is open now and will run until early December.

The work will be on display in Crook Hall’s Jacobean exhibition space and is the latest to be staged at the venue.

Some previous exhibitors include: Ray Lonsdale, David Gibbon, Derek Slater, Hexham Art Group, Jenny Ulyatt, Joe Hush, Niki Purcell, Bob Marshall, Maggie Weavill and Keith Bell.

•Hetton Art Club meets every Monday between 10am and 3pm at Douglas House, Hetton Scout Hall, Eppleton Terrace East in Hetton.

•Before visiting the exhibition at Crook Hall make sure to check opening times as access will not be available on event days. For more information Tel. 0191 384 8028 or visit the website at http://crookhallgardens.co.uk/