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the number 25 in various colours and sizes

25, the new exhibition at ROOM@THETOP

Arty Christmas shopping

Get 25 artists to donate five original art pieces and give them all the price of £25. Now open the doors to the public and invite them to ROOM@THETOP for some arty Christmas shopping at ”25”.

ROOM@THETOP is a collaborative arts community between Dianne Bowell and fellow artist Juliet Hardy. It was set up less than a year ago, but is already attracting both local and national talent.

Dianne studies for her MA in Fine Art at the University of Sunderland and Juliet studies for her MA in Fine Art and Education at Northumbria University, but they still find time to put together exhibitions after exhibitions.

In the up-coming exhibition, opening on December 1, Juliet and Dianne have managed to get artists to donate five pieces of art each which will be sold for £25.

Juliet Hardy and Dianne Bowell

Juliet Hardy and Dianne Bowell

The idea came from a previous exhibition where 10 artists sold their art for £10, something that Juliet’s tutor was absolutely disgraced by.

“When I showed her what I’ve done previously, she couldn’t believe that we only charged £10. So now we are raising the prices!” Juliet says.

But to get an original for just £25, who can refuse such a bargain!

For a really special Christmas present and a chance to see some cracking art, make you way to ROOM@THETOP in Yarm!

“25” showing at ROOM@THETOP on Yarm High Street in Yarm-on-Tees from December 1. The exhibition will be on show for at least two weeks, or until all the art pieces are sold out.

To get in touch with Juliet Hardy, email on or phone her on 07736 048 024.

To get in touch with Dianne Bowell, email on or phone her on 07764 485 729.

ROOM@THETOP is located upstairs at Individuals, 137 High Street, Yarm-on-Tees.

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