aim4art is a voluntary community arts group, formed in 2009, dedicated to pushing our personal artistic boundaries. We aim to paint, aim to draw, aim to create art. We meet every Tuesday (10am-4pm) at The Barn, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9DA. We have no regular tutor, but support each other and organise a programme of visits and workshops.

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A Year To remember

2019 was our tenth anniversary year, memorable in many ways, but particularly for exhibitions. Starting with a re-run of our 'Flora and Fauna' exhibition, originally shown at RSPB Saltholme and culminating with our 10th Anniversary Exhibition and celebration, it also included Julia Cutter's first solo exhibition 'A Nod to Nature' at The Heritage Gallery, Julie Macbean's 'Edgelands' at The Station, Richmond and 'A Call Of Nature,' the final exhibtion to be held at RSPB Saltholme. There was an entertaining workshop from Phil Reynolds and an enjoyable and eye-opening visit to the Van Gogh Immersive Experience in York and The Great Northern Art show at Ripon Cathedral. See the full programme on our Events page.

Julia Cutter Nod to Nature 1 Julia Cutter - Nod To Nature 2
2 complementary picture's from Julia Cutter's 'A Nod To Nature' Solo Exhibtion, 2019

Plans For 2020

Our plans for 2020 are still in the melting pot, but include proposals for a visit to Bishop Auckland and some more workshops. As always, watch this space!

10th Anniversary Exhibition: 'The Art Of Ageing'

The Art Of Ageing, our 10th Anniversary Exhibition at the Heritage Gallery, Cargo Fleet, drew lots of praise. The exhibition approached the theme of Ageing both directly and through metaphor. The result was a wide range of exhibits, in a variety of media, including paintings, ceramics and feltwork. Visit our Exhibition Album to see more of our work.

Julia Cutter Look at it now Rob Blenkarn Look back in Orange
Julia Cutter - Look At It Now Rob Blenkarn - Look Back In Orange
Les Southerton pots Kate geelan felt figures
Les Southerton - Ceramics Kate Geelan - Felt Figures

Featured Artist: Lesley Guy

For a variety of reasons, Les always struggles to produce work in quantity. However, given an exhibition deadline she invariably rises to the occasion. Here are two of her imaginative images from the Heritage Gallery, exploring new ideas and techniques, with a sideways look at the theme of Ageing. For some years aim4art has held residential weeks at Barmoor, just outside Hutton-le-Hole, which features in the picture below.

Les Guy - Barmoor Les Guy - Wheelie Bins
Barmoor Wheelie Bins - Blight Or Blessing

aim4art Albums

Visit our Gallery page to see other albums of work, both by the group and by individual members. It includes work from our recent 'The Art Of Ageing' Exhibition at the Heritage Gallery.

Right: Dee Maloney (Untitled)

New Pictures For Our Gallery

More new pictures from members always wanted for the Gallery! No album yet? See Rob. Bring your pictures in on a Tuesday and we'll photograph them for the website. We can also set up one of our Google Photos albums.

Dee Maloney - Untitled

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