Chance to Meet the Makers at Spring Launch Even

Published Wednesday, 15th May 2019

A fantastic FREE evening overflowing with art, crafts and culture is happening in Hartlepool this week.

Hartlepool Art Gallery’s first ever Spring Launch event takes place on Friday 17 May from 5pm to 8.30pm and is open to everyone. Visitors will be given an exclusive peek at the new season shop collection as well as an opportunity to talk to the artist makers and learn more about the pieces.

The evening will feature musical entertainment from Hartlepool hipster-hop duo Pek & Wanley who will be greeting guests at the door with their amazing acoustic covers and a complimentary glass of wine.

Designs by Rochelle Oliphant

Designs by Rochelle Oliphant

As part of the Spring Launch evening, a pop up exhibition from the second year, Fine Art students from The Northern School Of Art will also be on display within the Gallery. The ‘Generation Dystopia’ exhibition will include a variety of mixed media works ranging from print making, painting, photography, textiles and more.

"We are really excited to host our first ever Spring Launch event at the Gallery, it’s going to be a fantastic event with so much going on, from creative drop in activities, the beats of Pek & Wanley, nibbles from our friends over at Hops & Cheese plus a variety of stalls selling everything from beautiful vintage cushions to handcrafted jewellery.”  Says Ashley Landsbury, Museum and Art Gallery Manager at Hartlepool Borough Council.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to take away a beautiful piece of artwork from the Gallery’s current exhibition Painters Outdoors: Plein Air in the North which captures local scenes of beauty or the Generation Dystopia exhibition through the Own Art Scheme.

Designs by Kae Barker

Designs by Kae Barker

Hartlepool Art Gallery is a proud member of the Own Art Scheme. Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan.

“We have some absolutely stunning artwork on sale in the Gallery at the moment and the Own Art Scheme makes buying art accessible for everyone, we have something to suit every taste and pocket.” Added Landsbury.

Hartlepool Art Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 5pm, except for bank holidays, and entry is free.