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Feeling Sheepish?

A new visual arts trail is lighting up Northumberland this autumn. Are you ready for ‘Illuminated Sheep’?

This arts trail has been put together to celebrate the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the region. Inspired by the Gospels’ themes of light, pilgrimage, and, yes, sheep, the trail will see a flock of life-sized sheep lit up in bright colours at some of the region’s most iconic locations including Bamburgh Castle, Vindolanda, and Woodhorn Museum. It’s all the work of Deepa Mann-Kler, an internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist, who primarily creates neon and light installations that explore concepts of belonging and identity, which are deeply rooted in communities. She’s exhibited in China, America, Germany and Ireland and is no stranger to the north-east, having contributed work to Lumiere in Durham. GM

Illuminated Sheep: Deepa Mann-Kler, until 2 December. More info: queenshall.co.uk/events/illuminated-sheep

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