I've recently been doing a bit of work for Berwick Visual Arts, firstly documenting the 'Eduardo Paolozzi' exhibition and then the latest exhibition 'Berwick's Burrell Collection' the work is currently in The Granary Gallery, Berwick and is very much worth a visit. I purposly haven't included many images from the exhibitions to make you go and see for yourself!
Berwick's Burrell Collection runs from the 1st September to 16th December and The Granary Gallery is open 11am - 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday with free admission.
"Berwick's Burrell Collection is the most important art collection in public ownership in Northumberland.
Berwick Visual Arts and Woodhorn Trust have come together to display a selection of the collection's wonderful artefacts with a series of free exhibitions over the next three years, as well as other work collected by and for the people of Berwick.
With a fortune made in shipping, Sir William Burrell purchased art and objects from around the world. Most of his collection was donated to his home in Glasgow, but around 50 paintings and 300 decorative items were given to Berwick when he moved to nearby Hutton Castle.
The collection features work by masters such as Degas, Boudin and Maris, ancient Roman and Venetian glass, Japanese imari pottery and Ming porcelain, which will be displayed over the next three years.
Sir Roy Strong who opened the exhibition first exploded onto the national stage as Director of The National Portrait Gallery and won subsequent acclaim as a revitalizing, crusading Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Having spent much of his life at the helm of two great national cultural institutions and with a reputation as a quick-witted, fearless observer of the wider cultural scene, this rare visit by Sir Roy to Berwick is bound to spark a lively debate."
Written by James Lowther, Head of Visual Art, Berwick Visual Art