The Middleton Hall Photography Group has relished the opportunity to spread its wings yet further. It is exhibiting the ‘Around the Dales’ project in the gallery at The Witham, an arts and cultural centre in Barnard Castle, County Durham from 5th to 19th October.
The Witham as a venue is a superb ‘fit’ for the theme of the exhibition – 45 candid photographs depicting the life and landscapes of the local dales, ‘from Weardale to Teesdale, Swaledale to Wensleydale’. The beautiful market town of Barnard Castle is situated amongst the represented dales and attracts visitors from around the UK who are keen to enjoy the spectacular surroundings and traditional way of life still practised by many in these parts.
Guided by volunteer tutor Keith Rowland, group members have spent many happy days travelling around the region, researching and considering local life. They have used various techniques and finishes throughout. Please click here to read a great blog by the Visual Arts Coordinator, Sarah Mayhew Craddock. It explains the appeal and scope of the collection.
All photographs will be available to purchase and all proceeds will be donated to the Mayor’s charities.
If anyone is interested in a trip out to view the exhibition, The Witham is open from 10am-4pm, closed Sundays and Mondays. The venue is accessible for wheelchair users and has an induction loop system for hearing aid users.
The Photography Group is always eager to welcome new members who may want to try a new hobby or further their skills. Please speak to Audra Hunt or a member of the group if you would like more information.