AN art exhibition about Middlesbrough opens this month at a Teesside gallery.

The exhibition, Putting the World to Rights, by Máire McSorley, opens on Thursday, August 15, from 5pm to 7pm, at the Heritage Gallery in Middlesbrough, when there will be an opportunity to meet the artist over drinks and nibbles.

Máire was born in Carrickmacross County Monaghan, Ireland, emigrating to North Ormesby in the late 1950s as a child. She lived in Middlesbrough for more than 30 years working in the town's Law Centre and was an elected member of the council.

Máire has created visual art throughout her life using a variety of traditional media – including pen and ink, watercolour, acrylic paint and photography. Since 2000, she has been experimenting and working in various forms of digital based media, incorporating a camera, scanner and basic paint programmes into her art toolbox.

The work on show in this exhibition illustrates her knowledge of the history of Middlesbrough and its residents, from the perspective of an Irish economic migrant woman. Much of the work is figurative with a rich and nostalgic narrative and all works were made using a combination of traditional and new media.

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