FANS of Norman Cornish are being encouraged to visit an acclaimed exhibition before it closes on Wednesday, December 11.

‘Norman Cornish: A Man of Destiny' is being held at Greenfield Arts, in Newton Aycliffe and forms part of the pitman painter's centenary celebrations which is a year-long celebration of his life and work.

Cornish's family in collaboration with galleries across the North-East have curated a series of exhibitions and events to take place throughout 2019 that focus on his life and work and how he captured the beauty in the everyday.

Artists in residence, Richard Bliss and Tony Gadd, have been working with the men’s cree group and students from Greenfield Community College as part of a creative project based at the arts hub.

The groups have created a smaller exhibition which will form a response to ‘Norman Cornish: A Man of Destiny'.

Creative director at Greenfield Arts, Katy Milne, said: "The groups have been inspired by Norman and his creative process and his journey to become an artist. The responses have reflected our own personal journeys."

The smaller exhibition will be on display from Monday, December 16, to Friday, December 20.