Stoke-on-Trent inspired art on display at Newcastle-under-Lyme gallery

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A new art exhibition by an award winning Stoke-on-Trent artist is set to be unveiled.

David Brammeld, from Stoke, will showcase his work at the Trent Art Gallery, from this Friday (April, 28).

The exhibition will include a variety of artwork inspired by urban Stoke-on-Trent.

He said: “Stoke-on-Trent has undergone and is still undergoing tremendous social, economic and visual change.

“As an artist, I feel a certain obligation and challenge to try and record the unique character and fascinating history of the area before it is redeveloped and rebuilt.”

Mr Brammeld said he takes much of his inspiration from the pottery industry and derelict buildings.

He said: “The terrace house, shops and factories all have a character and I have seen that character being eroded and lost in recent years.

“So a while ago I decided to document this before these buildings have disappeared.

“There is a lot of diversity here in Stoke-on-Trent and I think that is sometimes overlooked.

“This city is often in the news for all the wrong reasons, but there is a lot of beauty, inner beauty and creative talent here.”

Mr Brammeld said he is also inspired by natural landscapes in Stoke-on-Trent.

He said: “In this area you are never more than 20 miles away from beautiful countryside.”

David’s exhibition at Trent Art Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme will run from April 28 until May, 6.

See StaffsLive’s interview with Mr Brammeld below:

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