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Saturday 11 May to Sunday 9 June

Free entry: 10am to 5pm daily

Evening reception: Thursday 9 May, with Debbie Loane, 6pm for 6.30pm

Meet the Artist: Saturday 11 May, 2pm to 4pm

Workshops: Family Drawing Workshop and Natural Landscape Workshop. For further information see our arts and craft courses page.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Cleveland Way, artist-in-residence Debbie Loane presents a stunning body of work based on her interpretation of seven very distinct stretches of the National Trail. Each reflects a differing artistic outcome and often incorporate found materials and minerals.

Debbie Loane was educated at Bretton Hall, Leeds University and gained a BA (hons) first class degree in painting. Following a spell in Durham where she was artist in residence at St Cuthbert’s College, Debbie relocated to York where 12 years ago she set up The Lund Gallery where she is now based.

The landscape of the North, particularly the North York Moors, North Pennines and north east coast form the basis of Debbie’s work. She is interested in conveying a sense of movement and time, a narrative of journeys made and the story of place, together with the physical materiality of place all of which combine to make a lasting impression on the psyche. Current work is also informed by the industrial archaeology of Weardale’s mining and quarrying heritage.

Resulting work takes the form of drawings in a variety of black and white media as well as larger scale pieces, often incorporating found materials and minerals. They can vary in style and although bordering on abstraction at times have their roots in the English Romantic landscape tradition.

She is currently Artist in Residence on the Cleveland Way National Trail making work to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2019.