Auckland Lates – Night Shift
The first of its kind in the UK, the Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland, provides an emotive portrayal of coal mining through the eyes of people who lived it.
The dangerous conditions the men experienced underground and the unique strength of the communities surrounding them are brought vividly to life by artists including Norman Cornish, Tom McGuinness and Ted Holloway and highlight the significance of Mining Art in British Art history.
A special temporary exhibition, The Bevin Boys – War’s Forgotten Workforce, is on display at the gallery until autumn 2018 and pays tribute to some of the men conscripted to work in the mines during the Second World War.
To mark Museums at Night, Mining Art Gallery is hosting Auckland Lates â€“ Night Shift, an opportunity to view the gallery outside its normal opening hours, enjoy music inspired by mining and try a complimentary Temperance cocktail.
Admission to the gallery applies.
For more information go to: aucklandproject.org or call 01388 743 750.