The Auckland Project is welcoming industry experts to a one-off event with special expert speakers. 

Sir Michael Craig-Martin, a leading British artist, will be visiting the Spanish gallery on November 10.

He will be joined by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery.

The one-off event will focus on colour, starting with the artist's interest in Spanish polychrome sculpture.

Clare Baron, Head of Exhibitions and Interpretation at The Auckland Project said: "We’re honoured to be hosting the In Conversation event this November.

"Part of this gallery’s mission is to raise the international profile of Bishop Auckland and showcase how accessible art can be to communities.

"Many visitors who are interested in art, culture and heritage often express their desire for even more events that bring unique speakers to the area, and we hope that the conversations raised by Dr Nicholas and Sir Michael will resonate with the audience."

With tickets available for the in-person experience at £15, The Auckland Project also plans to live-stream for free at 6pm.

Edward Perry, CEO of The Auckland Project, added: "At the heart of our work is a desire to share Bishop Auckland’s rich history and heritage with visitors from all over the world.

"But it’s also our mission to bring well-known artists, speakers and performers into the heart of Bishop Auckland, giving our community opportunities that would usually only exist in bigger cities."

Sir Michael Craig-Martin RA is famed for his conceptual artwork including An Oak Tree.

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He has taught and lectured across the country at leading institutions and is a proud supporter of Young British Artists.

His work is exhibited in museums around the world including Tate London, Victoria and Albert Museum and Museum of Modern Art in New York.

To book tickets for In Conversation with Sir Michael Craig-Martin RA and Dr Nicholas Cullinan, please visit the website: