New contemporary artwork unveiled at Granary Gallery

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five new contemporary artworks have been unveiled at the Granary Gallery in Berwick.

The new work has been produced by five craftmakers from the north east, including Berwick-based printmaker Morag Eaton, in response to the nationally important Burrell Collection.

Morag, Bridget Jones, Mandy Pattullo, Bronwyn Deane and Helena Seget each spent time researching a number of works in the exhibition then selected one to interpret.

The selected works include a 15th Century woodcarving, two different paintings (dating from the 17th and 19th Century, respectively) and Chinese Ming porcelain. The new works, which include jewellery, textiles and ceramics, can be viewed alongside Berwick’s Burrell Collection until December 16.

James Lowther, head of visual art for Berwick Visual Arts, said: “We couldn’t be more pleased with the commission results by some of the most talented craftspeople in the northeast.

“Some of the pieces in the Burrell Collection date back 600 years, and these contemporary interpretations allow us to engage with them in a new way because they enhance aspects of the originals that perhaps have gone unnoticed until now.”

Berwick’s Burrell Collection features work, donated by Sir William Burrell, from the most important art collection in public ownership in Northumberland.