Graduate Alumni Exhibition and Monkey Trail

18th September to 24th November at Hartlepool Art Gallery

The Northern Festival of Illustration returns for a fourth time! As part of the festival, Hartlepool Art Gallery will be exhibiting a small display of works created by the Northern School of Art’s Class of 2020 illustration graduates. These are graduates who sadly never got to exhibit their work as their final degree show was cancelled.
We will also be showcasing a small number of unique fibreglass monkey sculptures which have been decorated by the community with paint, collage, clothes or any other creative way people thought of! The monkeys are part of 35 sculptures which form the Monkey Trail around the town!!
They will be placed in Hartlepool across businesses, in windows, as an invitation to come in!
The Northern Festival of Illustration is an award-winning biennial celebration of the diverse world of illustration.
For more information about the Festival of Illustration visit
The gallery is open 10am – 5pm Tuesdays to Saturdays and entry is free.