Teesside Steel Industry Exhibition Opening
Join us for the opening of the next exhibition at The Heritage Gallery:
Teesside Steel Industry by Hazel Dixon
Thursday 31st May 2018, 5pm until 7pm.
Hazel Dixon experiments with rust as a method of addressing problems in the local community, focusing her work on the steel industry in Redcar, which has now closed down and has rendered many people unemployed and poverty stricken. She aims to explore the issue by creating art that represents what the industry means to people and also what it is today. Hazel uses steel plates that are covered in rusted images of the industrial plants and collapsed habitations of Teesside. She says “I have chosen to create dark, grungy pieces of art, to represent the struggle of the working class people living in the UK and the feelings people have about the demise of the steel industry within the local community”.
We hope you can make it to the opening, it’s a great opportunity to meet Hazel and ask any questions you may have about the work displayed over drinks and nibbles.
Parking and entry are free.