Say It Loud : How Posters Talk To Us

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1st April – 31st Dec 2018

Drawing from a largely unseen collection, ‘Say it Loud’ is a new exhibition which investigates the techniques and devices used by poster designers. In a space designed to make you think about looking, learn how to discover the messages and meanings within posters and try your hand at creating your own. With examples from professional artists and colliery workers, this exhibition showcases posters designed for use across the mining industry.

A visually powerful, yet playful space with family-friendly activities, this exhibition will be the first time that many of the posters from this collection have been put on public display.


Tom Fleming Calligraphy : Community Art Space

Showcasing Calligraphy work by Tom Fleming, a former mining surveyor, who has had a lifelong interest in calligraphy, not only on paper but on stones and shells collected on the beach at Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland.

Forthcoming projects

Research project : Digging Deep

We are proud to be working with Norma Gregory (M.A.) at Nottingham News Centre CIC on a project currently at research and development stage called 'Digging Deep : Miners of African Caribbean Heritage'.

If you can help with any information and photographs we would love to hear from you.

Exhibition will tour including at the NCMME in late 2019.

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