Local artists are being given a unique platform to display their talents with an exhibition of their colourful work at a North East railway station. 

Groundwork North East together with Saabat Gallery in South Bank, Middlesbrough, held two art sessions with the community to produce colourful artwork for South Bank station's poster cases.

Eight people took part, including gallery staff, local artists and members of the community. 

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The artwork is now displayed on the platforms for passengers to enjoy.

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Kerry Peters, Regional Director at Northern said: “We’re always delighted to work on community projects and this artwork has really brightened up the station. 

“I would like to say a huge thank you to Groundwork North East for their work on this project.” 

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Susan Cammish, Green Team Supervisor, said: “It has been a pleasure to refurbish some of the existing artwork displayed along the platform, but, more importantly, to engage the current local community in expressing their pride for their local industrial and natural heritage. 

“The new works show scenes along the River Tees corridor, as part of the River Tees Initiative, as well as wild and garden flowers, inspired by the Gallery’s creative community garden project. 

“We welcome visitors along the Teesdale Way, to come and enjoy the River Tees Sculpture trail, (both accessible from the station at South Bank), as well as Saabat Gallery and garden, just up the road.”

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