STUDENTS at an arts hub are exploring the works of pitman painter, Norman Cornish, in a new exhibition.

Artists Richard Bliss and Tony Gadd have been working with the Men’s Cree group and students from Greenfield Community College, in Newton Aycliffe, as part of a creative project based at Greenfield Arts.

The groups are working alongside Mr Bliss, a collaborative visual artist and Mr Gadd, a spoken word artist, to explore the ‘Norman Cornish: A Man of Destiny’ exhibition on display at The Greenfield Gallery.

The groups are working towards a smaller exhibition which will form a response to the larger exhibition.

Director of Greenfield Arts, Katy Milne, said: “The groups have been inspired by Norman and his creative process and his journey to become an artist.

"The written and visual responses have reflected on our own personal journeys and attributes, we are looking forward to sharing this work inspired by Cornish when the current exhibition closes.”

The smaller exhibition will go on display at The Greenfield Gallery from Monday, December 16, to Friday, December 20.

‘Norman Cornish: A Man of Destiny’ will run until Wednesday, December 11.

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