Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Golden Girl Kat Lines Up to Display Artwork

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Golden Girl Kat Lines Up to Display Artwork

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Byline: SARAH DALE sarah.dale@eveninggazette.co.uk

TEESSIDE gold medallist Kat Copeland is set to show it's not just sport in which she's a winner.

The Stokesley Olympic rower is set to showcase her artistic talents at a new exhibition.

Kat, who won gold in this year's London games, is among those who have signed up to exhibit artwork at the Inspire Tees Valley event.

The galleries are the brainchild of 20-year-old former CCAD student Lauren Duncan and her company, GnT Media.

"I've worked with individuals and groups from all walks of life and I've provided free workshops, equipment hire and rehearsal space to help talented artists and musicians," said Lauren, from Stockton.

Over the past year, Lauren and her team at GnT Media have showcased more than 100 local singers, poets, bands and other musicians in over 25 gigs and shows.

"Having studied fine art and graphic design, I found it hard to exhibit and sell work due to the lack of galleries and exhibition space within the Teesside area that is offered to local and up-and-coming artists. …

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