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Lewis Hobson / Cyan CIC: Durham Ice Rink Project

Thu – Fri, 10am – 4pm

Preview 19 April, 5 – 7pm

Dead Dog Gallery

This exhibition brings together the community spirit, passion and heritage of Durham ice rink.

Opened in the 1930s, Durham ice rink proved a huge success until its closure in 1996. Its lasting legacy, captured through a collection of memorabilia, photography and memories, serves as an opportunity to celebrate the ice rink’s community. 

Lewis Hobson is a street artist who has created some of the largest and most iconic murals in the region as Durham Spray Paints. Establishing the North East’s first mural festival in Spennymoor in 2023, Lewis founded a community interest company dedicated to supporting community arts projects, CYAN CIC.

‘The ‘Durham Ice Rink Project’ was always something I had in the back of my mind. It started from listening to my parents and grandparents talk about the time they spent there. When long lost friends from the ice rink meet, you hear the stories and see the smiles on their faces, getting a glimpse of how special that place was.’ ‘Having attended Durham Sixth Form Centre as a student over 10 years ago, it has been great to find a passionate and motivated arts hub in the city centre. I’m really appreciative of the huge support for this exhibition.’— Lewis Hobson