Scratch the Surface at Woodhorn

We helped curate and install a show of schoolchildren’s work based on their understanding of mining history and practices in the area after looking at the Pitman Painters exhibition on permanent display at Woodhorn. David Whetstone reported on the show in The Journal saying, “Over a four-month period, more than 1,300 pupils from across the region visited Woodhorn, near Ashington, to study the paintings which are permanently on display there. Like the rookie artists in the 1930s, they were encouraged “to do” as well as look. The result is a new collection of 900 works of art, including paintings, sculptures and drawings, some done by individual children and some by groups.”