Christine prepares for her first solo show with new Locomotion exhibition

By Geoff Courtney

A NEW exhibition set for Shildon’s Locomotion museum will be a notable double in the traditionally male-dominated world of railway art – as it’s the first time Christine Pulham will have had her own full exhibition, and it’s the first time the venue will have featured a solo artist.

The show, to be held at the County Durham museum over six weeks in August and September, came about following a visit to Locomotion last year by Christine and her husband Rob, viewing an exhibition of work by railway artist John Wigston.

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Artist at work: Chris Pulham completes one of the paintings that will feature in her solo art exhibition at Locomotion, Shildon, from August 19-September 30. ROB PULHAM

“Chris then thought how she might like an exhibition of her work there,” said Rob, publicity officer for the Guild of Railway Artists. “So I contacted one of the duty managers, who was really enthusiastic about helping us.”

Chris, herself a full member of the guild, said: “It’s a little surreal, as if it’s all happening to someone else. There’s a lot of hard work in preparation, not just painting the pictures but doing the myriad other things needed to hold an exhibition at such a prestigious venue.

“The staff at Locomotion have been so helpful and enthusiastic in working with us to make it a reality.”

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