“Teesside Gadgies” by Philip Meadows
Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 08/12/2016 – 20/01/2017
Opening with a launch event on Thursday 8th December 2016, 4.30pm – 6.30pm, the exhibition of paintings “Teesside Gadgies” by Philip Meadows will be on display at The Heritage Gallery until January 2017.
Phil has lived locally all his life and takes the Teesside landscape that he grew up in as his inspiration. He went to school in Grangetown and often crossed tracks and land around the steelworks to get to the chip shop at lunchtime. On leaving school in 1977 he went into ICI as an apprentice, staying for 22 years.
Always interested in art, Phil won a paid sabbatical that allowed him to study at Cleveland College of Art & Design, going on to complete a degree in Fine Art at Sunderland University. Phil went into teaching in 1999 and has taught Art and Design Technology ever since.
Phil has always loved painting and now concentrates solely on this discipline. Images from childhood of the “gadgies” he saw around Eston, Grangetown and the works are his focus. In this past world, life was simpler, people had passion and time for their interests. The characters in his paintings take him back to the day he followed his dad on their bikes, in through the west gate at ICI to the apprentice school for his first day of work.
Parking and entry are free and refreshments will be provided by Iron Co Coffee House during the opening.