EXHIBITION CELEBRATES NORTH EAST ARTIST'S 80TH BIRTHDAY Thursday, 16 January 2020
We are celebrating the 80th birthday of North East mining artist Bob Olley with a special exhibition at the Mining Art Gallery.
Backshift: Bob Olley at 80 will open on Saturday, 15 February and runs until Sunday, 10 May.
It will feature more than 30 of Bob’s works, offering a window into his perspective on the heart and humour of the mining world and community life surrounding it in the North East of England.
Oil paintings, sculpture and preparatory sketches of his most-loved works are brought together as Bob looks back on over five decades of his artistic career, where life above and below ground is chronicled in his distinctive, graphic style.
For more information on the exhibition, click here.
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Once the private home of the Prince Bishops of Durham, the castle was built as a symbol of power and authority
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