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River Tees Rediscovered

About River Tees Rediscovered

The River Tees Rediscovered programme was a five year programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of its Landscape Heritage Partnership Funding programme.

The programme aims to reconnect communities, organisations and visitors to the river.

Read more about the programme here.

Selected Projects

River Tees Rediscovered Bottle Tops

BOTTLE TOPS

Artist Adam Bligh worked in collaboration with visitors to the 20th Anniversary Open Day of Teesside Barrage with partners the Canal and Rivers Trust to create a bottle top mural now permanently displayed at the North Tower of the Barrage.

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CROSSING THE TEES

Artists Miranda RichmondAdrian Moule and Anna Cole worked in libraries in Darlington, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool to provide workshops inspired by the River Tees in Cynanotypes, Collographs at Home and Blockprints.

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Willow Pattern

Working with Middlesbrough born artist Emily Hesse, regular Tees Valley Arts contributor and artist Adrian Moule, we facilitated a collaboration that created the River Tees Rediscovered Willow Pattern Plate engagement.

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Gallery

All photographs were taken for Tees Valley Arts by Kev Howard. Creative Commons BY-NC-ND International 4.0 License.

All Projects

BOTTLE TOP MURAL

Middlesbrough

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COFFEE HOUSE

Middlesbrough

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Pierce Bridge

PIERCE BRIDGE

Darlington

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St Cuthbert's Queen's 90th Birthday

QUEEN’S 90TH BIRTHDAY

Stockton-on-Tees

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Making Waves Pathways School

MAKING WAVES

Redcar

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RTR Tees Tides

ST JOSEPH’S SCHOOL

Hartlepool

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Vicky Holbrough Two Bridges

TWO BRIDGES

Darlington

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RTR Tees Barrage

TEES BARRAGE

Stockton-on-Tees

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CROSSING THE TEES

Darlington, Stockton, Middlesbrough

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WILLOW PATTERN PLATES

Tees Valley

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BELP

Stockton

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COMMUNITY LAUNCHES

Tees Valley

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News

Art Week with Bub at High Coniscliffe

As part of River Tees Rediscovered, Tees Valley Arts contracted artist Bub Bacon to work with pupils at High Coniscliffe school to explore their Roman…

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High Coniscliffe School and the Roman Fort at Piercebridge

Artist Bub Bacon will be starting a week-long residency at High Coniscliffe Primary School outside Darlington, as part of our River Tees Rediscovered engagement programme,…

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TVA Seeks Artist

Tees Valley Arts are seeking a visual artist for an artist residency in Darlington at South Park and Snipe Pond for the River Tees Rediscovered…

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Local Artist Emily Hesse featured in AXIS

We worked with Emily on our River Tees Re-discovered Willow Pattern Plate engagement last year and will be working with Emily again in the next…

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TVA is looking for a Music Trainee!

Tees Valley Arts is recruiting for a Music Trainee for our Making Waves project, linked with River Tees Rediscovered, Pathways School and Musinc. Brief

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TVA are looking for a Music Leader!

Tees Valley Arts is recruiting for a Music Leader for our Making Waves project, linked with River Tees Rediscovered, Pathways School and Musinc. Brief

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TVA are looking for a Creative Writer!

Tees Valley Arts is recruiting for a Creative Writer for our Making Waves project, linked with River Tees Rediscovered, Pathways School and Musinc. Brief

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Izzy’s Work Experience

Izzy’s Work Experience I’m Izzy, I’m currently studying A Levels at Egglescliffe Sixth Form and I am hoping to, one day, start a career in…

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The Funders

Heritage Lottery Fund and RTR

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