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Open Exhibition 2024: Northumberland Now

Ashington Group 90

Sat 17th February – Mon 6th May, Woodhorn Museum

“Fantastic exhibition. Beautiful selection of work. Wonderfully represents the Arts in Northumberland.”

Open Exhibition 2023 Visitor Feedback

Housed in Woodhorn Museum’s stunning Workshop Galleries, the annual Northumberland Open is the largest exhibition of its type in Northumberland.

The exhibition attracts submissions from artists from across Northumberland and beyond. Works are selected for exhibition by a professional panel of artists and curators who also selected an Overall Winner and Highly Commended artists to be awarded prizes. During the exhibition run, thousands of visitors vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ award which is announced at the end of the exhibition.

The theme for our 2024 Open Exhibition is ‘Northumberland Now’ and is inspired by the work of the Ashington Group of Artists (also known as the Pitmen Painters). 2024 is the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Ashington Group in 1934, and the Northumberland Open Exhibition marks the start of a year-long programme of exhibitions and events celebrating their legacy. The Ashington Group made art about their everyday lives, work, community and environment in Northumberland.

This years Overall Winner is Jim Donnelly, Northumberand Flood Plain 2023 

Highly Commended artists this year include:

Helen Bradley, Family RoomSteve Port, Hirst Night
Katherine Renton, Beadnell Car Park, 3 hours, £6.00

The majority of the artwork on display is for sale. If you spot a piece of work you would like to buy, please speak to a member of the Visitor Services team.

Image credit: Ted Taylor, The Miner, the Boy and the Canary (from the 2023 Northumberland Open Exhibition)

 

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

Opening Times

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