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Image by Skip Doncaster

If you’ve been searching for an honest DIY group art show that showcases the current cultural climate with zero airs and graces, then look no further than the Pitmatics Art & Shite exhibition at B&D Studios, Newcastle from Thursday 1st until Wednesday 14th February.

Self-titled as ‘Ashington’s favourite sons’, these Northumbrian artists have come together to form a powerful art collective to put a playful yet perceptive spin on the workings of modern life in the North East.

Expect to feel a heart-warming sense of the familiar with photography, pop art and sculptures which offer a catalyst for the unique dynamic of life in the Northumberland range. From the tongue-in-cheek, oft politically inspired narratives from Skip Doncaster, to social documentary photography from Simon Foster, there’s a whole host of mediums being used to comment on our contemporary culture. Painter Steve Pirt brings beauty to the industrial subject matter with his watercolour pieces; Tristan Sturgeon sparks scenarios to life with his bold acrylic work; while an impressionist influence can be clearly detected with the landscape scenes from Iain Bolton, which tie up this art show with a stamp of acceptance from their native town.

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