Covering an approximate distance of 1.5 miles (2.4km) and a moderate 50 mins walk, The Norman Cornish Trail allows you to follow in the artist's footsteps and identify the locations of many of most iconic works.
The trail is an experience that takes you back in time, back to a time when coal was once the life blood of industry in Spennymoor and a key part of community life. His work will take you on a journey that captures the social history of the time, showing how people lived, worked, played and how communities and families came together as one.
Follow the trail to identify views and locations of Cornish's iconic works. Walk in his footsteps and gain a real insight into the composition of his works, seeing the world as he saw it. https://normancornish.com/images/downloads/Norman-Cornish-Booklet.pdf
The Bob Abley Art Gallery at Spennymoor Town Hall is quickly becoming one of the biggest and busiest in the North East of England.
Located within Spennymoor Town Hall, across two floors, the gallery hosts a large selection of art for sale by over thirty of the country’s top regionally and internationally renowned artists, that is forever changing. The large selection of stunning pieces will astound the art lover and buyer, and is a must see for those who invest in the very best of art.
Within the gallery there is also a large collection of original works for sale and prints by Norman Cornish, many of which have never been seen before. Also on display is his original studio, depicting how and where he painted, re-created from his home in Spennymoor.