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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Congratulations to long-time member Julie Macbean, whose work has been chosen to appear in the Baltic Open Exhibition at Gateshead from March 16th to September. Well done Julie!

Aim4art 2009-2024

This year aim4art celebrate our 15th anniversary. We start the year with a relaunch of our 'All About Art' exhibition at the Heritage Gallery, a venue of which we are particularly fond.

Coming Up In 2024All About Art exhibition poster

15th January - 23rd February

All About Art
(15th Anniversary Exhibition)

Heritage Gallery,
Cargo Fleet
18th January - 5pm-7pm Exhibition Preview Heritage Gallery,
Cargo Fleet
6th February Alan Morley Workshop Using oils and oil pastels

Featured Artist: Rob Blenkarn

Sign of the times Rob Blenkarn

Sign Of The Times (South Gare)

Pastel 2023-4

Most of the pictures in our exhibition at the Heritage Gallery also featured in our recent display at Kirkleatham Museum. However, there are some fresh pictures to see, such as Rob's pastel drawing of the recently demolished blast furnace at Redcar.

Worth A Look:

The Leven Art Society has recently created a Facebook group where members can post their work. The Cleveland Art Society's Facebook group is also very active. Should we make more use of Facebook?

Recent Exhibitions

Visit our Gallery to see work from earlier exhbitions

All About Art poster Kate geeland landscape

Close up of work by Kate Geelan

Art Of Lockdown exhibition poster Art From The Barn
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aim4art Albums

Visit our Gallery page to see albums of work, both by the group and by individual members. It includes work from our 2021 'Artists from The Barn' Exhibition at the Heritage Gallery and most of our earlier exhibitions.

One of our more recent additions is Gill Place's lovely collection of work resulting from her sketch-a-day challenge, completed in 2021. These snowdrops are an example.

Visit Gill's Album


Gill Place Snowdrops 27th Jan

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Site updated 05/0/2024