PRINTING WORKSHOPS Thursday, 1 March 2018
A unique piece of County Durham history is being used to offer art lovers the opportunity to step into the shoes of one of the region’s best-loved artists.
A printing press, owned by mining artist, Tom McGuinness, has been installed at No.42, Bishop Auckland for a special series of art workshops.
For decades, Tom used the large, cast-iron press to make powerful artworks, reflecting his experiences of life underground and in the mining communities.
Now, guided by his former student, Elaine Kenyon, artists of all ages and abilities can follow Tom’s creative processes to create and inscribe their design before having their artwork printed on his own original press. Many of his atmospheric depictions of colliery life hang on the walls of the Mining Art Gallery.
For more information on the printing press workshops click here.
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