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Thou shalt have a fishie, When the boat comes in: A Northumberland Menagerie

Exhibition

Sat 9th April – Sun 30th October, Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum

9.30am - 5pm Monday - Saturday Free

'A Northumberland Menagerie' is a stunning series of new exhibitions by artist Bethan Maddocks.

The exhibitions will appear at Woodhorn Museum, Hexham Old Gaol, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum from Saturday 9th April until Sunday 30th October 2022.

‘A Northumberland Menagerie’ is a stunning series of new exhibitions by artist Bethan Maddocks.  

A ‘menagerie’ is the term used for a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for exhibition. Museums Northumberland and Bethan Maddocks invite you to explore our menagerie of extraordinary new animal-themed exhibitions across our four museums. Discover stories of Northumberland’s animals – past and present, real, and imagined – through Bethan’s magical, paper-cut installations.  

A stunning school of papercut fish flows through Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum as a playful reference to the Chantry building’s former use as a school on the banks of the river Wansbeck. ‘Thou shalt have a fishie, When the boat comes in explores Northumberland’s fishing and folk traditions through local songs and lyrics held in the Northumbrian Minstrelsy. 

With artist thanks to: Jona Aal for technical assistance, Catriona Maddocks and Rémi Bec for artist assistance, the Staff at Museums Northumberland, the many artists, collaborators, and researchers who helped along the way and to all the communities, both human and animal, who donated their time and stories to ‘A Northumberland Menagerie’. 

‘A Northumberland Menagerie’ has been made possible with public funding from Northumberland County Council and Arts Council England. 

Museum Address

The Chantry,
Bridge St,
Morpeth,
NE61 1PD

Opening Times

  • Monday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Friday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday 9.30am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed

Visit the other 'A Northumberland Menagerie' exhibitions