There is an old Chinese proverb “seeing it once is better than hearing about it 100 times”.
This ancient saying is still relevant today when you consider the unique collection of images of Teesside and surroundings that hang in the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton.
World-renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish moved with his family from London to Great Ayton in 1993, and over the last 20 years he and his camera have become intimately acquainted with the landscapes of Teesside, the Cleveland Hills and the North York Moors.
If you were previously unaware of Joe Cornish and his gallery then you may be more familiar with his photographs, some of which adorn the walls of the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
An honorary fellow of the Royal Photographic Society since 2008, Joe has worked freelance with the National Trust for over thirty years.
Together with his work for VisitBritain, his images have helped deﬁne the way the British landscape is viewed by millions at home and abroad, and this includes his ‘own backyard’ around Teesside.
From industrial icons on the River Tees such as the Transporter Bridge, to the grandeur of Roseberry Topping throughout the seasons, the iconic images Joe has produced showcasing our area have reinforced the pride many have in our surroundings and have served as inspiration for a host of other landscape photographers.
Joe initially set up in a small ofﬁce in Stokesley in the late 90s, selling greetings cards under the brand ‘Joegraphic’, before adding his framed prints to the portfolio.
In 2004, after outgrowing the original premises of the by now de facto ‘gallery’ in Stokesley, the move was made to the Joe Cornish Gallery’s current home, the much larger grade II listed Register House on Zetland Street, in the centre of Northallerton.
While the business is principally an opportunity to exhibit Joe’s work, to share his photography and showcase the local landscape to our visitors and customers, the move of premises has also enabled the business to grow in other ways.
The 18th Century ‘House’ is full of the character and complex spaces you would associate with a building of the period, giving the gallery an advantage of being able to create ‘galleries’ within the gallery.
In addition to the gallery hosting its own cultural events, its ﬁrst ﬂoor galleries have to-date been hired for business meetings, training events and product launches, while Joe Cornish can also cater for events after launching its successful Gallery Café in 2013.
Since 2000 the Joe Cornish Gallery has been producing the ﬂagship Northern Light Calendar, featuring a selection of Joe’s images from around the North East. These calendars are available with corporate logo overprinting and this service has also proved popular with our newer Desktop Calendar. As a result, the gallery has now extended its overprinting service to include Joe Cornish’s winter card range.
The gallery, however, is best known for its permanent collection of Joe’s hand-printed landscape photographs.
After a long printing ‘apprenticeship’, Joe now creates every edition of each photograph in his home studio. This means he can print his images in a wide range of bespoke sizes, according to the customer’s particular requirement.
The photographs are inkjet printed from high-resolution digital ﬁles on archival ﬁne art matt papers, meaning the quality of the print is guaranteed for over 100 years.
Joe’s photographs are a great way to showcase our area to your clients, partners and prospective employees.
The choice of image and size is yours according to your needs, from large statement pieces to suit reception areas or as wall art for boardrooms and ofﬁces.
• If you would like to discuss artwork, overprinting, venue hire or are just interested to visit the gallery, contact Adam Richardson by email at email@example.com or call 01609 777404.