Coal: Mining the Gemini Collection

Wed – Sun, 10.30am – 4pm

The Mining Art Gallery

The renowned Gemini Collection of mining art includes over 400 artworks by acclaimed mining artists: thought-provoking work that documents coal miners’ lives above and below ground, revealing how mining artists use art as a powerful means of expression and illustrating the industry’s impact on the landscape and loved ones.

Coal: Mining The Gemini Collection features some old favourites, as well as works of art that have not been displayed in The Mining Art Gallery before, and includes artworks by four female artists: Marjorie Arnfield, Janet Buckle, Tisa Hess and Gill Holloway.

Collected by Dr Robert McManners OBE and Gillian Wales, the Gemini Collection was originally gifted to The Mining Art Gallery in 2017 and featured 424 works. Since then, the Gemini Collection has been enhanced and expanded to include over 460 works and continues to grow.

Market Place Bishop Auckland DL14 7JF

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22 February—1 October 2023


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  • Wed 10.30am – 4pm
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  • Fri 10.30am – 4pm
  • Sat 10.30am – 4pm
  • Sun 10.30am – 4pm
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