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Contemporary Art in Rural Northumberland: VARC Exhibition Weekend at Highgreen

  • Highgreen Tarset, Hexham NE48 1RP (map)

View contemporary art in outbuildings, find sculptures on the moors, listen to artists’ talks, or be creative with drop-in art activity suitable for all ages. You can also see our outdoor earth oven in use, and enjoy all events, refreshments and activities for FREE in celebration of Great Northumberland 2018.


Exhibition open: 1 - 6pm. End of residency Exhibition by VARC Artist in Residence Joo-Hee Yang. And in a derelict cottage on site ' No.3: stories in a house retold', artwork by Karen Melvin, Claudia Sacher and Grace Warde-Aldam inspired by the atmosphere of an uninhabited house.

Drop-in art activity with artist Megan Randall: 1pm - 6pm 

Artists in conversation

Joo-Hee Yang: 3pm

 Karen Melvin, Claudia Sacher and Grace Warde-Aldam: 4pm

Refreshments available throughout. 

Go for a walk on the fells and find sculptures by past VARC artist Khosro Adibi

The Exhibition Weekend is a collaboration between VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) and Highgreen Arts. 

Follow the link below for more information and to book a seat on a special coach to the event from Newcastle, Hexham and Bellingham on Saturday 30 June.


Link to Event:

Address: Highgreen, Tarset, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1RP

Access: The site is uneven with a slope and steps to parts. Access to artworks in No. 3 is via steep stairs.