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.
“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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