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Open Exhibition 2022: A Portrait of Northumberland

Exhibition

Sat 19th February – Sun 24th April, Woodhorn Museum

We're thrilled to announce that our annual open exhibition will return in 2022. Postponed from 2021, due to museum closures during the pandemic, the theme of the open exhibition 2022 is 'A Portrait of Northumberland'.

Although this theme was planned before the pandemic, we felt it resonated well with the situation we have found ourselves in over the past two years. Many people have been in a position where they might be limited to creating self-portraits, portraits of lockdown companions, portraits of what we can see from our windows or portraits of our thoughts and feelings. Creativity has helped many people through this very challenging time, and we welcome the opportunity to share work made over the past two years.

Following an open call, 139 pieces of artwork have been selected for display in this new exhibition. The selected works by talented regional artists showcase a thoughtful range of responses to the theme ‘A Portrait of Northumberland’. This year, the selection panel undertaking the difficult task of choosing work for exhibition included artist and curator Leanne Pearce, painter, curator and Ashington Group Trustee Narbi Price, and the Public Programme Manager for Museums Northumberland, Liz Ritson.

Special congratulations go out to the artists whose work was chosen for the Overall Winner and Highly Commended awards:

Overall Winner: ‘Remembered’ by Ted Taylor

Highly Commended: ‘Ivan’ by Marc Jeffrey

Highly Commended: ‘Of Dust and Darkness (Miner)’ by Gillan Lee Smith

Highly Commended: ‘Northumbrian Dusk (Fields Beyond Amble)’ by Luke McTaggart

Visitors to the exhibition can place their vote for the ‘Peoples’ Choice’ award, which will be announced after the exhibition closes and the votes have been counted in late April. Don’t miss out on the chance to browse and buy stunning original artworks and to choose your favourite!

Museum Address

Woodhorn Museum
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9YF

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm