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Full steam ahead for one night Art Exhibition

CaptureStudents from Cleveland College of Art & Design (CCAD) have collaborated with new arts and music company Pink Steam Productions to bring one night of exceptional talent from north east artists with an eclectic art exhibition.

Keren Pearson, owner of art gallery The House of Blah Blah, set up Pink Steam Productions to showcase art and music events on Teesside and is working with a number of CCAD students, including Oskar Frere-Smith and Archie Hyde, to put on the show on Thursday 4th February at 1 Exchange Square in Middlesbrough.

18-year-old Oskar and Archie, 18 both from Saltburn, are studying for their level 3 foundation diploma in art and design at the college campus on Green Lane in Middlesbrough and have helped to organise the event, which will be curated by Keren at the old Chamber of Commerce building.

Oskar said: “Archie and I have been putting on exhibitions in Middlesbrough for a while now with some success, so we are really just carrying on the progress we have been trying to make with the Middlesbrough art scene. I would describe my art works as contemporary brain food and would encourage anyone to come down and be a part of this one night event which looks at art of the future.”

Exhibiting their works alongside Oskar and Archie are fellow students Sarah Kendall and Eden Calgie, CCAD technician demonstrator, Jade Sweeting and artists Phil Larry and Jessica Armstrong. Art works on display from 7pm include projection, film, paintings, sculpture, screen prints and a live vinyl DJ for the evening, with free entry to the public and for one night only.

28-year-old Jade from Linthorpe in Middlesbrough graduated from CCAD with a BTEC National Diploma in fine art  in 2009, and is now an illustration technician demonstrator at the college. She said: “As an experienced exhibitor I’m excited to show my work in my home town for the first time and will be showing an experimental screen print. It will be a great night so come along and help support your local art scene.”


Also studying for her level 3 foundation diploma in art and design Sarah Kendall, 19, from Ormesby in Middlesbrough, said: “The exhibition is very contemporary and thought-provoking and as this is my first public show, I’m really excited!  It will be great to see how people react to the work and get a new perspective on my own work. In this industry, supporting local, working artists is an absolute necessity, coming down and seeing the work that we have worked really hard on.”

By admin