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Image: The Black Country by The Northerner

Durham’s commercial art gallery Outstanding Art provide a platform for talented and interesting artists from across the globe at their North Road location, but this month’s exhibition comes from a little closer to home.

Enigmatic artist The Northerner was born into a family of miners in the North East, and is now based in Liverpool. Drawing his inspiration from the mines and miners of the local area, he finds common ground with the likes of Norman Cornish, Theodore Major and John Thompson. Working in charcoal, his drawings depict recognisable moments in our history and offer a genuine insight into the real working lives of the miners; soft shades bring warmth to his work, which also manages to retain an undeniable quirky edge. The exhibition opens on Thursday 15th August and runs for six weeks, during which time the gallery will be transformed in keeping with the artwork, making it a truly unique exhibition to enjoy.

A welcome addition to Durham’s arty scene, the gallery opened earlier this year and has been quietly making a name for itself as a place to view and buy work from internationally renowned artists. They also host regular Ink ‘n’ Drink workshops, live music, quiz nights, pop-up exhibitions and comedy shows curated by Hilarity Bites, not to mention also housing a champagne bar.

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