The Heritage Gallery at Cargo Fleet is a creative development that focuses on, but is not limited to, the history of Teesside’s industrial heritage, once described as an ‘Infant Hercules’ by W.E. Gladstone on visiting Teesside in 1862. Since opening in June 2011, the Heritage Gallery has showcased a range of exhibitions introducing visitors to an array of artistic mediums including painting, printmaking, photography, textiles and sculpture.
With an emphasis on delivering the very best examples of creativity from the region and beyond, the Heritage Gallery aims to engage, inspire and provide a rewarding experience for all who visit. We aim to provide a platform for artists and support emerging talents, enabling them to showcase their work in their local area.
The Heritage Gallery is one of four under the umbrella of Python Arts: the brainchild of award-winning property developers Python Properties. Python have developed a unique and dynamic strategy of foregoing office space to house an art gallery in each commercial building that they own. Python are particularly renowned for their dedication to regeneration and the company’s commitment and energetic ambition for the North is exemplary.
Key achievements for Python include winning the National Arts & Business Corporate Responsibility Award in 2013, and being shortlisted for the Arts Sponsorship Award at the UK’s Sponsorship Awards in 2014.