Discovering the landscape
The Sill? It’s only the UK’s first dedicated National Landscape Discovery Centre, which – hooray! – has a special gallery space. You’ll find it on Hadrian’s Wall in Bardon Mill.Northumberland National Park Authority has created this special gallery space to showcase artists from across the country who have taken their inspiration from the landscapes, plants and animals that symbolise the park. Titled ‘Inspired by Our Land’, the exhibition features 12 local artists and includes original work, prints, photography and ceramics. Visitors can expect to see traditional landscape paintings alongside contemporary art and stunning photography. Popular watercolour artist David Holliday, who works from his studio at The Hearth Arts Centre in Horsely (pictured here alongside Business Development Director at Northumberland National Park Authority, Rosie Thomas), is one of the artists featured. Others taking part include oil painter Peter Flanaghan, linocut specialist Cathy Duncan, Lindsey Cooper (acrylics), Carol Nunan (printmaker), Robin Fox (sculptor) and more.
Inspired by Our Land, until February, The Sill, National Landscape Discovery Centre, Bardon Mill, Hexham. thesill.org.uk