A disused building in County Durham is being transformed into an art gallery to celebrate the region's industrial past.
The former Old Bank Chambers Building at the Market Place will become 'The Mining Art Gallery' - a dedicated space showcasing paintings by former miners depicting life underground.
Construction will begin this autumn, with the gallery due to open in August 2017.
It's the brainchild of Gillian Wales and Dr Robert McManners OBE, founders of the Gemini Collection of Mining Art, who have taken on the project with the Auckland Castle Trust.
Dr Robert McManners OBE says it's important to celebrate County Durham's coalfield heritage, which is "rapidly disappearing from living memory."