Great Northumberland Events on Friday 8 June
Anya Gallaccio at Lindisfarne Castle: Perched on top of a high crag on Northumberland’s Holy Island, Lindisfarne Castle re-opens this year, following 18 months of essential repairs and conservation work, with a major new site-specific installation by internationally acclaimed, former Turner-prize nominated artist, Anya Gallaccio with the support of Locus+.
50 Years of the National Trust at Wallington: In 1968, the National Trust opened Wallington to visitors for the first time and 50 years later the Trust is marking this anniversary with ‘Time Tests Faith’, a programme of installations and activities inspired by the motto of the unconventional Trevelyan family – ‘Time Tryeth Troth’.
Summer at Woodhorn - Pitmen Painters: Resurfacing: ‘Summer at Woodhorn - Pitmen Painters: Resurfacing’ invites you to discover & celebrate The Ashington Group, a group of artists whose story is rooted in Northumberland ’s industrial, cultural and artistic heritage.
Spirited at The Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed: With 2018 marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act that gave the first British women the right to vote, the exhibition draws on works from The Ingram Collection, one of this country’s most significant and publicly accessible collections of Modern British Art, to celebrates a number of key British women artists from the past one hundred years. Spirited includes works by Dame Barbara Hepworth, Dod Proctor R.A, Laura Knight R.A, Bridget Riley R.A and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE.
Mark Fairnington at Cherryburn: Cherryburn, a quaint farmhouse overlooking the Tyne Valley, was home to pioneering printmaker and artist Thomas Bewick. Bewick revolutionised wood-cut printing, and at Cherryburn you’ll find a celebration of this, from the accredited museum room, live demonstrations in the press room and the prints on sale made using Bewick’s original printing blocks.
Douglas Gordon at The Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed: Berwick Visual Arts presents the work of Scottish artist Douglas Gordon, winner of the Turner Prize in 1996 and the Premio 2000 at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997. Much of Gordon’s work is about memory and uses repetition and material from the public realm to overturn traditional uses of video by playing with time elements and employing multiple monitors.