ArtsBank Gallery celebrates bridge centenary

PUBLISHED: 00:16 26 February 2011 | UPDATED: 18:57 20 February 2013

The Transporter Bridge

The Transporter Bridge

Teesside's iconic landmark, the Transporter Bridge, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, ArtsBank is holding a dedicated exhibition at its flagship gallery in Saltburn.

Teessides iconic landmark, the Transporter Bridge, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion, ArtsBank is holding a dedicated exhibition at its flagship gallery in Saltburn.


A fascinating body of work will be on display in The Centenary Exhibition, including archival photographs and objects documenting the construction of the bridge and its official opening on the October 17, 1911, through to its more recent transformation to star of film and television.


A plethora of artwork inspired by the Transporter can also be seen, including watercolours by Barbara Renton-Wood, mixed media images by Maggie Potter Biggs and photographs by Graham Lowe and Ian Macdonald, with retrospectives by Robin Dale.


As with all work at Artsbank it has been created by North East artists.
The exhibition also pays tribute to the bridge as a remarkable feat of engineering, with pieces of its original mechanism on display and a stunning scale model spanning the ground floor of the gallery.
The Transporter Bridge Centenary Exhibition will run until at least the end of April.


The gallery opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (closed Wednesdays) and Sunday 11am to 5pm. For further details please contact ArtsBank on 01287 625300.

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