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Shafts of Light - A Talk by Dr Robert McManners

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019
7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Bridge Centre for Visual Arts
Yarm Road,

Event Cost: £Free

Dr Robert McManners and colleague Gillian Wales have intensively researched the phenomenon of mining art for 25 years.

Dr Robert McManners and colleague Gillian Wales have intensively researched the phenomenon of mining art for 25 years. They published their findings in Shafts of Light, a book which explores the drive underpinning this artistic movement and which is considered the definitive work on mining art, detailing the work of over 70 previously unpublished coalfield artists. They collected many of the artist's work as the Gemini Collection. 423 pictures from this collection were donated to Auckland Castle Trust to create the Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland - the first gallery in the country to be dedicated solely to mining art. The talk tells this journey.

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