ART enthusiasts are being urged not to miss out on the chance to see stunning works by some of today’s top urban artists.
Hartlepool Art Gallery in Church Square is holding the new exhibition called In From the Outside which brings artwork normally seen on the street under one roof.
It features work by local, national and international artists such as the famous Banksy and New York’s Logan Hicks.
The exhibition started drawing in the visitors earlier this month and people have until Saturday, November 9 to see it. And it is all free.
Clare Irvine, Hartlepool council’s arts and events manager, said: “This vibrant and fascinating exhibition is a first for Hartlepool and we are very excited to be hosting it.
“Urban art embraces so many different perceptions and themes and dramatically challenges the viewer’s usual perceptions of the urban environment around them.”
The exhibition features a new interpretation of Lucian Freud’s Head of a Woman by stencil artist Logan Hicks.
He has gained prominence due to his ability to capture the sometimes mundane cycle of city life in a haunting yet refined way with his hand-sprayed stencils.
Most of his work uses a combination of mixed media including spray and acrylic and is strongly influenced by graffiti and street art as well as pop art and abstract images.
And the exhibition includes a rich variety of work loaned to the gallery by North East Urban Art.
They are a network of artists from a variety of artistic backgrounds working together to promote the region’s talent.
Hartlepool Art Gallery is open Tuesdays to Saturdaysfrom 10am-5pm.