The Green One and The Blue One
Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 28/02/2014 – 12/04/2014
‘The Green One and the Blue One’ launched with a Preview Night on Friday, February 28 – the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Tees Newport Bridge.
The artwork brings together an array of impressive paintings, drawings and prints produced by members of the Cleveland Art Society in partnership with the Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Cleveland Art Society has been Middlesbrough’s principal drawing and painting group since the late Victorian period and has been central to the story of the town and its relationship to art.
Cleveland Art Society Exhibition Secretary Alan Morley said: “The Society often focuses on the local landscape and this exhibition, in the Society’s 130th year, fittingly takes place on the birthday of Dorman Long’s Tees Newport Bridge and celebrates the neighbouring Transporter Bridge.
“By bringing together professionals, those new to and those still learning art, we hope the exhibition will encourage members of the public to take part in future exhibitions.”
Tosh Warwick, Tees Transporter Bridge Education, Learning and Events Officer, added: “We are delighted to support the Cleveland Art Society’s Exhibition.
“This year is an important year for both bridges and the exhibition’s celebration of the two landmark structures through local art is a fantastic example of the variety of ways in which our Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project celebrates the industrial heritage of the area and engages the community.”
Visit Middlesbrough Council website for more info HERE
For more information on the Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project, visit http://www.teestransporterbridge.com/