Chester-le-Street gives free Exhibition Gallery Space to Local Artists.
The Masonic Hall at Chester-le-Street has granted wall space to Network Artists North East so that some of their amazing artwork can go on display to the public.
The organisation was established in 1992 as an independent association of professional artists living and working in Northumberland. Their aim was to provide a service to artists individually and collectively through networking and offer a programme of opportunities and events to aid and further their practise. In response to demand, the Network has expanded and now covers the whole of the North East Region.
Their 160 or so members, of all ages, stretching northwards as far as Berwick upon Tweed and covering the whole of the North East, between them cover a wide range of disciplines, including painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textiles, calligraphy, paper making, jewellery, graphic design, bookbinding, glass-making and installation.
Denise Kemp, pictured in attached photo, putting the finishing touches to one of her own pictures, is a former art teacher and now Vice Chair of the group. She met with Richard Hogg, Chairman of Chester-le-Street MHA, who offered the group wall space so that their works can be exhibited.
Denise also has her own website which you can find at www.petportraitsbydenise.com
The gallery is now open to anyone to view in the Lounge bar of the Masonic Hall, Station Road, Chester-le-Street, and is open every evening from 7.00pm. Admission is free and visitors can view (giving due regard to social distancing where needed) and indeed purchase the artwork on view.
To learn more about the organisation, visit their website at www.networkartists.org.uk
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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