The Gallery Programme at Greenfield Arts for 2017 is now available showcasing lots of wonderful work from local and national artists of all disciplines. We start the year with mixed media work from Paul Carter Thompson, whose abstract paintings explore images that exist beyond the human eye. Then moving onto painting, sketches and etchings from Stephen Wiper, whose work is much more realistic whilst the layering he uses continues the abstract theme. We have quite a few group exhibitions this year including our Annual Open Art, now including entries from all manner of art forms, with lots of additional opportunities: learn how to manage your own exhibition, hear from the artists about their creative practice, join us for brilliant performances and try your skills at our Jam sessions. T he PCP offers an art group as part of their Colour Your Life programme and they will take over the gallery in the Summer to show us what they have to offer.

Greenfield Community College GCSE students will also run the gallery June – July, showing off their curatorial and creative talents. We end the year with Interface Arts who are a collective from Durham showing work by multiple artists created during their ‘en plein air’ days. The middle of the year brings textiles artist Helen Winthorpe Kendrick, who has spent time exploring contradictions through her textiles pieces. Then Mike Connell and Neida Pearson will complete the year for us. Both are painters but with quite different styles and subjects. Mike’s exhibition will include paintings of Newton Aycliffe along with artefacts from his childhood here. While Neida will take us into her imagination through colour. Each exhibition will host a preview night 6pm – 8pm the night prior to opening with refreshments and artist talks. If you would like to find out more about any of the exhibitions or how you can display your own work in the gallery please check out our website www., contact Greenfield Arts on 01325 379048, info@greenfield-arts. or pop in and speak to one of our team