'Pitmen Painters: Unseen' brings together artworks made by members of the Ashington Group on loan from private collections alongside works held in Woodhorn Museum’s collection which are not on permanent display. The exhibition runs from Saturday 26 May till September.
A few of these works have been displayed at Woodhorn Museum in recent years, but most have not been displayed for more than a generation and some have never been on public display before.
For the first time, works made later than those included in the Permanent Collection are shown alongside works made at the very beginning of the project in the 1930s. Len Robinson’s Open Cast and Wansbeck Bridge document the mechanisation of the mining industry and a key moment of infrastructure change in Ashington.
'Pitmen Painters: Unseen' is curated by artist, curator and Ashington Group Trustee Narbi Price.
This exhibition is part of the 'Pitmen Painters: Resurfacing' summer season at Woodhorn Museum which celebrates and explores the story of Ashington’s Pitmen Painters. Find out more at the Woodhorn Museum website below.
The exhibition is free for members of Woodhorn Museum, please visit the website to find out more about the membership scheme and to help plan your visit. www.experiencewoodhorn.com