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Archived Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet

“Moved by the Spirit: The Friends Legacy”

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 23/10/2015 – 27/11/2015
Admission: FREE

This exhibition of photography, by the Darlington Association of Photographers, launches with a Preview Evening on Friday 23rd October 2015, 5.30 – 7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Preview, so please feel free to come along.

Admission is FREE and refreshments will be provided.

“Moved by the Spirit: The Friends Legacy”

The heritage of the “Quaker” (Society of Friends) work ethic is very prevalent in the North East of England, in particular in the towns of Middlesbrough, Stockton and Darlington. From the grid lined design of Middlesbrough Old Town to the grand architecture of civic, public and commercial buildings in the 19th Century, they heralded a new era of industry, philanthropy and commerce.

Not only were the Quakers in the forefront of the spiritual revival of the 19th century but were a catalyst in the establishment of non-secular activities, sports, civic responsibilities and social awareness.

This exhibition “Moved by the Spirit: The Friends Legacy” looks at the legacy of these founding fathers of the past centuries to the present day, in terms of architecture, sport, worship and leisure. In addition, some authors have chosen to celebrate personal achievements, local stars, public sculptures, railway heritage and civic buildings.

The word ‘Quaker’ is used synonymously with the Society of Friends and, as such, many unrelated enterprises have used the name Quaker as a business name. However, the influence and belief of these men carries on today, and may be seen by the rejuvenation of the three town centres, illustrated in this exhibition.


Frank Briffa at Cargo Fleet

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet
When: 11/09/2015 – 16/10/2015
Admission: FREE

Frank Briffa’s exhibition launched with a Preview Evening on Friday 11th September 2015.
Frank Briffa’s paintings have developed strong links with music and perhaps unusually for a painter, one of Frank’s main (conscious) influences is not another painter but a composer – the American, Charles Ives (1874-1954). At a time when musical taste in America was very conservative, Ives (who studied music at Yale University) was experimenting with advanced techniques such as the use of polyrhythms, simultaneous use of different keys and quartertones. He produced very complex, beautiful, wild and exciting sound worlds which have acted as a model for Frank.

Frank says:

“Links already exist between music and the visual arts – there is a shared vocabulary, for example, composition, colour, texture, tonality, chromaticism.
In my paintings I am not primarily trying to illustrate anything but rather trying to find pictorial equivalents to the musical language of a particular piece, although figurative elements do creep into some of the paintings.

The music must have some degree of complexity in terms of counterpoint and harmonic progression before it suggests imagery. A piece of music will also suggest colour to me, and its structure or architecture will give ideas about composition (in the pictorial sense), the rest is to do with whatever effect a piece has had on a subconscious level.”

The paintings selected for this exhibition all have their origins in specific musical works – some are a response to an entire piece while others are based on a short passage within the work.

Parking and Entry are FREE


Full Spectrum Images – Cass & Trevor

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 07/08/2015 – 04/09/2015
Admission: FREE

With a combined 60 years of professional photographic careers, Cass Castagnoli and Trevor Camp have formed Full Spectrum Images, bringing some stunning visual images of the North East area in this captivating exhibition.

The North East, God’s Own Country, has all that a photographer could ever wish for and the very character of the people is instilled into its elements. ‘Earth’ – The grit and strength, ‘Water‘ – Free flowing with a powerful under current, ‘Light’ – Full of innovation and contrasting ideas and ‘Fire’ – Strong with burning passion and steadfast determination.

The exhibition launches with a Preview Evening on Friday 7th August, 5.30 – 7.30pm and runs until Friday 4th September 2015.


Diversity by Margaret Smith

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 19/06/2015 – 31/07/2015
Admission: FREE

Margaret Smith’s exhibition titled ‘Diversity’ runs from Friday 19th June until Friday 31st July 2015.

Margaret’s love of texture is exploited in some of her latest paintings displayed in this exhibition, which cover a wide range of techniques and subjects, hence the title ‘Diversity’. At present, Margaret is experimenting with sheer fabrics; producing soft landscapes and highly textured pieces, some displayed over mirrors giving a further dimension to the work.

Parking and Entry are FREE.


Rivers of Enterprise Exhibition

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 12/05/2015 – 12/06/2015
Admission: FREE

As part of its 200th Birthday Celebrations, the North East Chamber of Commerce has developed an archive exhibition to celebrate the history of the organisation and the part it has played in North East industrial development over 200 years. The exhibition seeks to champion the ingenuity, enterprise and innovation of the organisation’s members.

The Chamber has amassed a considerable archive from three centuries and detailing some of the landmark achievements for North East Industry but also some of the most tumultuous events in the history of the region. The Exhibition utilises some of the material from the organisations archives rarely on public display.

The exhibition will be on display and open to the public at The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet until 12th June 2015.

Drawings By Carole Hutchings & Lesley Brewer-Wright

Alongside the NECC archive exhibition is a series of drawings created by Carole Hutchings and Lesley Brewer-Wright.

The exhibition is kindly sponsored by The Forge.


Rivers of Enterprise and Lindsey Thompson

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 01/05/2015 – 08/05/2015
Admission: FREE

As part of its 200th Birthday Celebrations, the North East Chamber of Commerce has developed an archive exhibition to celebrate the history of the organisation and the part it has played in North East industrial development over 200 years. The exhibition seeks to champion the ingenuity, enterprise and innovation of the organisation’s members.

The Chamber has amassed a considerable archive from three centuries and detailing some of the landmark achievements for North East Industry but also some of the most tumultuous events in the history of the region. The Exhibition utilises some of the material from the organisations archives rarely on public display.

The exhibition will be on display and open to the public at the Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet from Friday 1st May 2015.

Lindsey Thompson

Alongside the NECC archive exhibition is a series of paintings titled ‘The Other Side’.

Lindsey’s work is greatly inspired by the rich history of industrial Teesside, and in her latest body of work, Lindsey has juxtaposed some of the most iconic features of the local area in a series of paintings depicting nature and industry.

The exhibition is kindly sponsored by The Forge.


Lindsey Thompson – “The Other Side”

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 10/04/2015 – 30/04/2015
Admission: FREE

The Preview Evening of Lindsey Thompson’s exhibition of paintings titled “The Other Side”, took place on Friday 10th April 2015, at The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet.

Lindsey’s work is greatly inspired by the rich history of industrial Teesside, and in her latest body of work, Lindsey has juxtaposed some of the most iconic features of the local area in a series of paintings depicting nature and industry.

The viewer is invited to experience these diverse surroundings in her exhibition – “The Other Side”.

Parking and entry are FREE

To view more of Lindsey’s work visit www.lindseythompsonart.co.uk


You See What I See

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 20/02/2015 – 31/03/2015
Admission: FREE

After a year of workshops, visits to mima and visits to local artists, photographers; Matthew Longstaff, Lucie Newmarch-Wright, Claire Stough and Lucy Heron have brought together a captivating exhibition, reflecting their own personal response to a chosen work of art from the mima collection.

“You See What I See” is an exhibition of work by the 4 photographers, who are all on the autistic spectrum, and invite you to consider the many ways “You See What I See”. It aims to inform the viewer’s understanding of art and autism.

The exhibition runs until 31/03/2015. The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

The photographers have gained great skills and knowledge about art and photography over the past year and have developed their personal responses to pieces of work from mima’s collection. The exhibition brings together, for the first time, the work of Stephen Willats, R.B. Kitaj and Jacoov Agam, all artists from the mima collection. It also features work by the artists they visited – Neil McNally, Paul Williams, Karin Walland, Charles Twist, Annie O’Donnell.

Matthew Longstaff, inspired by Stephen Willat’s work, invites you to consider the similarities and differences between autistic and neuro-typical children, through their choice of favourite objects.

Lucie Newmarch-Wright explores body language in a series of images triggered by the ambiguity of the body language of R. B Kitaj’s ‘A Life’.

Claire Stough responds in a unique way to Agaam Jacov’s vibrant use of colour.

Lucy Heron reflects on ‘then and now’, through a close look at her home town, as depicted by L. S. Lowry’s ‘Middlesbrough Town Hall and St. Hilda’s’.

Parking and entry are free.


Cargo Fleet Iron Company Exhibition

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 19/01/2015 – 13/02/2015
Admission: FREE

On display is a selection of photographs and historical information relating to the Cargo Fleet Offices, the works and the work force. These have been kindly donated or are on loan from people who worked at Cargo Fleet. Viewers are invited to help identify the locations and people that feature in some of the photographs, which well help towards future interpretations of the photographs. This exhibition will run from 19 January 2015 until 13 February 2015.


Tees Heritage exhibition by the Darlington Association of Photographers

Posted on: November 16th, 2020 by admin

Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 24/10/2014 – 02/01/2015
Admission: FREE

The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet launches the “TEES HERITAGE” exhibition at the Private View on Friday 24 October 2014, 5.30 – 8.00pm, coinciding with the Discover Middlesbrough Late Night events.

This exhibition created by the Darlington Association of Photographers, looks at many aspects of our inheritance, from the giant chemical works and steel complexes on Teesside, to the simple dales mining in Teesdale. The observer is taken on a journey of discovery from the source of the River Tees at Crossfell to the estuary at Redcar and Hartlepool, giving a flavour of the area that is worthy of further exploration.


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