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Goddess Coventina

£75.00

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Museums Northumberland presents ‘Northumberland Folk’, a series of four new exhibitions by illustrator Jonny Hannah with most of the artworks in the exhibitions for sale.

The exhibition runs until the 31st of October and we will be in touch about when you will be able to collect your purchase (shipping is not included in the price but we can provide courier contacts for you to arrange independently). We will be able to give you more detail of exact dates nearer the time but collection dates will likely be before December 2021.

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  • Ink and pencil on wood
  • Dimensions (approx.) 43x50x1.5cm
  • Image of work in the Northumberland Folk Exhibition at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery 19.05.2021 to 31.10.2021

On my first research trip to Northumberland, one of the museum curators told me about a shrine that was found, part of Hadrian’s wall, to the Roman goddess Coventina.

I’m not religious, but holy, or pagan, or dark, satanic imagery, I find fascinating. From walking along an Italian street & finding a small homage to the Virgin Mary embedded in the wall, to the peculiar, post-victorian photos of Aliester Crowley dressed up in his ritualistic garb, the gods, whoever they may be, have been treated well by us creative types.

And it was on that first visit that I said To Peter Hewitt how I began to feel a dominance of important women in the region.

So Coventina was the first on the list of the many Northumberland Women, & I had no idea how many there would be to follow…