Wednesday, April 07, 2010
'Death of Steel'
Among the first pieces to be showcased at the new ArtsBank commercial gallery opened this bank holiday in Saltburn is the exhibition 'Death of Steel', featuring artworks relating to the current situation facing Teesside’s steel industry. The exhibition will run for six months.
The new venue aims to champion the enormous and rich crop of northern artistic talent.
ArtsBank has been 12 months in the planning with six months of hard work required to transform the derelict bank into a gallery space.
“It’s nice to be finally launching,” said Bryan Goodall. “Our aim is to feature work by artists from Newcastle to York. There’s so much great work being done in our area.”
Work on show at ArtsBank will not be exclusively from the North, but future shows will focus on major creative figures, most of whose work has its roots in the region.