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Cleveland Art Society Spring Exhibition at Gallery TS1

AN exhibition of work by one of the oldest art societies in the country is being held at a top Middlesbrough gallery.

The Cleveland Art Society’s Spring Exhibition – which runs until March 31 – showcases a wide range of artworks at Gallery TS1 on Linthorpe Road.

The society – based at Macmillan Academy – was founded in 1884 and promotes drawing, painting, sculpture and general arts and crafts.

After a fall in numbers due to losses in World War One the society peaked at more than 200 members after World War Two, and spawned many local art clubs as a result.

It is linked with the creation of Middlesbrough Council’s art collection, and has hosted prestigious visiting speakers including Bridget Riley and George Melly.

Admission to the exhibition at the gallery is free.

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