Fine art lecturer exhibits at Platform A Gallery’s 10th anniversary exhibition
Work from The Northern School of Art‘s BA (Hons) Fine Art lecturer Dr Tony Charles is on display at Platform A Gallery in Middlesbrough as part of an exhibition celebrating the gallery’s tenth anniversary which he has also curated.
The ‘Ten Years’ show at the gallery, which is located in the railway station of central Middlesbrough, presents a selection of artists that have exhibited at Platform A since it opened in 2011.
Artists exhibiting past and present work at the anniversary show include: Lorraine Brown, Alex Charrington, The Northern School of Art’s Fine Art lecturer Dr Tony Charles, Nicola Ellis, Jo Hamill, Alexis Harding, Annie O’Donnell, Will Hughes, Emma Bennett, Jo McGonigal, Mike Collier, Nick Kennedy, Phil Illingworth, Rachael Clewlow, Sally Taylor, Phil Gatenby, Francesca Simon, Roberto Picciau, Lothar Goetz, DJ Simpson and William Tillyer.
In its statement about the event the gallery explains: “A decade of exhibitions at Platform A Gallery has brought many interesting and exciting projects throughout some very difficult times, such as the fallout from the 2008 economic crash and, of course, the recent pandemic.
“However, committed artists and a robust creative thinking team have been the key to our sustainability, we thank you. We also owe a debt of gratitude to Arts Council England and our Local authority for their loyal support, without which, the journey would have been ever more challenging.”
Platform A Gallery was officially opened in 2011 by Godfrey Worsdale OBE, pictured below, then founding Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) and currently Director of the Henry Moore Foundation.
He commented: “I am delighted to see Platform A reaching this first decade milestone. When I made my very first visit to Platform A, aside from finding it to be a terrific space to show art, it struck me as the most wonderfully sensible idea, and I left thinking that every railway station should have one.
“The team has undoubtedly worked very hard to sustain Platform A through an unusually challenging first ten years, but what is clear is that the gallery has won and retained the support of artists, and I am very hopeful that this critical commitment will translate into growing and widening support for the next decade and beyond.”