The Pitmen Painters, as they were commonly known, used their art to share their thoughts and
feelings on everyday life in Ashington. The Ashington District Star aimed to document everyday
life in Ashington today through photographs of local people and places taken by the editorial
team. The project began at the end of 2013 and the photos were published between autumn
2014 and autumn 2015 in four editions of the newspaper distributed to approximately 2,000
people. The project was celebrated in an exhibition at Woodhorn Museum which ran from
October 2015 to March 2016. 120 people attended the launch and preview event in October 2015
and approximately 13,650 people visited the exhibition over four months.
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