Great Northumberland Events on Saturday 30 June
Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens & Gallery: Cheeseburn present contemporary sculpture and artists projects in the elegant grounds of Cheeseburn Grange Hall. The exhibition programme for 2018 showcases new work by emerging North-East artists, profiling international links and exploring how new technology is interacting with traditional sculpture techniques.
Contemporary Art in Rural Northumberland: VARC Exhibition Weekend at Highgreen: 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.
Berwick Festival Opera and Byre Opera present Xerxes – Handel: Berwick Festival Opera is delighted to host the latest beautifully sung and stunningly designed production from this acclaimed young company, Byre Opera.
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.