Crook Hall and Gardens is delighted to announce their brand new art exhibition of the talented work created by Houghton Art Club.

The exhibition shows a range of work, of different subjects and using various mediums that show off the talents of this group. Everything from wildlife studies, local landscapes and detailed portraits are on display.

The exhibition will run through January and February until the end of March.


Anna Kidd, Supervisor and Exhibition Manager at Crook Hall and Gardens writes:

‘I love it when we have an art group displaying their work here at Crook Hall, as it creates such a varied exhibition. I was thrilled to see the work of Houghton Art Club, as each item was completely different to the one before, and having the range of oil paintings to embroidery work makes for a fantastic exhibition!’

Houghton Art Club was formed in 1987 with the aim to “promote, stimulate and encourage art in its many forms both within and outside of the club”.

They pride themselves on being a friendly club, giving a warm welcome to new members whether they are new to painting or experienced artists.

The Art Club meets weekly at Houghton Miners’ Welfare Hall, which is part of the Houghton Health and Wellbeing Centre and the group consists of about 40 members at any one time, from all over the Sunderland area and some from County Durham.

Houghton Art Club likes members to feel that it is not only an opportunity to enjoy an evening of painting but also a social event where friendships can, and have, been formed.


Some previous exhibitors include: Ray Lonsdale, David Gibbon, Derek Slater, Hexham Art Group, Jenny Ulyatt, Joe Hush, and Keith Bell.

The work of the Crook Hall and Gardens team will be displayed through-out January and February in their Jacobean exhibition space and will run until the end of March. Please check the opening times before visiting as access is not available on event days.