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Art on Tees

‘The Northern Art Gala’ is a magnificent showcase of creative talent that is lighting up venues right across Tees Valley.

‘The Northern Art Gala’, which features artworks and installations by The Northern School of Art’s art and design postgraduate artists and designers, is a five-venue exhibition of work by 65 artists on the theme of ‘Souvenir’ being held in a range of venues across the Tees Valley from January to March 2023.

A stunning range of work from illustrators, fine artists, textile and costume designers, photographers and graphic designers currently studying on the School’s Hartlepool campus-based MA Arts Practice, MA Design Practice and MA Design History will be on show.

The first exhibition (Souvenir - Part 1) takes place at Preston Park Museum in Stockton-on-Tees, from 17 January until 15 March 2023 with an exhibition of illustration works by postgraduate illustration and graphic design professionals.

The second exhibition (Souvenir - Part 2) takes place at Pineapple Black arts space in Middlesbrough from 20 January to 10 February 2023. Postgraduate illustration, photography, fine art, graphic design, costume, fine art and textile professionals will be exhibiting alongside some of The Northern School of Art’s alumni and professional artists in a mixed media showcase.

Three subsequent exhibitions will then take place between January and March at Hartlepool Art Gallery, ARC Stockton Arts Centre and Hartlepool Museum.

The Northern Art Gala exhibition ‘Souvenir’ dates are as follows: Preston Park Museum, 17 January-15 March; Pineapple Black arts space, Middlesbrough, 20 January-10 February; Hartlepool Art Gallery, 28 January-25 March; ARC, Stockton, 8 February-18 March; Hartlepool Museum, 18 February-25 March. Further info about The Northern School of Art: