Spirited - Women Artists from the Ingram Collection of Modern Bristish Art
Throughout the centuries, women have always been involved in the making of art as creators, curators, patrons, collectors, art historians and critics.
However, when compared to their male counterparts, their contribution has often been overlooked and undervalued, and they have encountered challenges in gaining education, in exhibiting and selling work, and in building a reputation.
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 celebrate a number of key British women artists from the past one hundred years. Spirited includes works by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, Laura Knight, Winifred Nicholson and Bridget Riley.
The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of lectures, practical art workshops and exhibition tours in partnership with Berwick Educational Association. A full events programme can be found here.
Booking details: No need to book for the exhibition. To book an overnight stay, visit YHA Berwick.
26th May to 16th October 2018
Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm
Other things to do nearby
Seahouses is a good access point to the nearby Farne Islands. This small seaside town is a very popular holiday resort.
Watch history being uncovered during archaeological excavations. Sample Northumberland produce from the tea rooms.
Enjoy military history? This interesting attraction has loads of information and exhibits about how British soldiers were treated. A great place for a rainy day.
Spot the scenes where L.S. Lowry painted his matchstick men. The famous painter visited Berwick many times and this picturesque trail is a fantastic way to explore the town.
Have a traditional day behind the seaside and enjoy this sandy beach with your family. Make sandcastles, watch the wildlife, or have a play in the fun splash-park area.
Lindisfarne is famous both for its medieval religious heritage and its picturesque 16th century castle.
Lindisfarne Priory sits offshore on Holy Island and is reached by causeway at low tide. The peaceful atmosphere makes a visit well worth the effort.
A range of boat trips including the special grey seal cruise, Holy Island cruise and various bird-watching trips.
Berwick has been sacked or captured 13 times; these epic walls were built to keep out the invading Scots. Spend a day walking along them and get a great view across the town and stunning estuary.
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country.
Berwick is the ideal destination for cycling and walking holidays in Northumberland.