When I’m not blowing about on windy clifftops this Winter, I’m often to be found in a museum. It was pure chance that took me into my local art gallery in Hartlepool this week. So unprepared was I that I didn’t even have my camera with me! It’s no longer a catastrophe when I have my phone handy, but I do have to apologise for the quality of the photos.
Inspire is an exhibition comprised of wire mesh sculptures and photographs of local athletes, or aspiring ones. It was the efforts of the disabled nephew of a friend of mine, competing in a local triathlon with his Dad, that brought the venture to my attention. As often happens, I was delighted with what I found.
Michelle Castles is the lady responsible for the life-sized mesh sculptures. She graduated from the University of Sunderland and it’s always good to see local talent so beautifully showcased.
Hartlepool Art Gallery lives in what was formerly Christ Church, and is a lovely venue in itself. You may remember Follow the Herring, an extraordinary exhibition of knitting I showed you last year? It’s always worth looking in on a museum. You never know what you might find.
I’m linking to Paula’s Thursday Special again today. Her theme is multi-coloured and I’m thinking that I’ve just got enough colour here to get away with it.
My but this is a unique installation! Very, very cool. 🙂
I’ll probably go back for another look, Debbie. It’s there till March and I really loved it 🙂
Beautiful sculptures…. I’m amazed at how creative and talented people are!
And me! All I can do is gawp and admire 🙂
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Amazing creative art works by the local artist! These movements of the sculpture are beautiful. Great captures by your phonem Jo! 🙂
I didn’t have any choice but to use the phone, Amy! 🙂 Well, I could go back and I probably will because it’s there till March, but I love ‘spur of the moment’ 🙂