Take trip down memory lane at art exhibition

A CHARITY art exhibition will be a trip down memory lane for a Ponteland artist, whose work will be on show at the event.

For one night only this evening, the Tait Walker display will open its doors at The Great North Museum in Newcastle.

Among the artists and photographers selling some of their work in aid of Tiny Lives is Alan Reed, whose studio and gallery is in Cheviot View. His specialisms include portraits, landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes in both watercolour and oil paints.

He said: “I was one of the original members of the design team at what was then the Hancock Museum and during my time there I worked on displays such as the backdrop to Abel’s Ark, which some would say was one of the museum’s most iconic pieces.

“I’m thrilled to be going back there to help support what is such a worthwhile cause.”

The exhibition forms part of Tait Walker’s 75th year fund-raising calendar. As well as complimentary drinks and nibbles, those attending will be given the chance to experience the talents of a caricaturist.

All proceeds from the night, including a percentage of picture sales, will go to Tiny Lives. It is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and is dedicated to saving the lives of premature or ill newborn babies in the North East and Cumbria.

Tickets for the exhibition are £10 each, doors will open at 7pm.

For more information about the event, telephone 0191 2850321 or alternatively donations can be made via a dedicated Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/TWArt-in-April