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While the Brexit vote (remember that?) was underway artist Zoe Childerley spent a good chunk of her time walking the entire length of the Anglo-Scottish border and her findings are recorded in ‘Beyond the Pale’ at the Granary Gallery in Berwick.

Land borders have never been more in the news as in recent times and notions of nationhood and the landscape are inescapable questions that are brought to mind on viewing this exhibition. Undertaking a walk along the English/Scottish border alone, Zoe Childerley met people on both sides of the line, learning about their relationship with place, past and present and their cultural identity as Borderers. The walk coincided with the Brexit vote and she discovered the border is again a focus of debate over sovereignty, raising issues of nationalism, which is reflected in the anxiety over the refugee crisis and international political zeitgeist. The exhibition features photography, drawing, mapping and text-based art that builds into a body of work that asks all the right questions at this most disruptive of times.

Beyond The Pale, until 20 January, The Granary Gallery, Dewars Lane, Berwick. Open Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm, free. berwickvisualarts.co.uk