Celebrate life of bird artist

A series of events has been announced as part of an exhibition at a Berwick gallery.

Friday, 1st April 2016, 8:06 am
Eric Ennion exhibiton

Berwick Visual Arts is currently hosting Ripples from the House on the Shore, at the Granary Gallery, celebrating the life of Eric Ennion, an outstanding 20th century bird illustrator who spent the 1950s living and working on the Northumberland coast.

James Lowther, Head of Berwick Visual Arts, said: “Our Eric Ennion exhibition at The Granary Gallery is proving very popular with visitors, not only with those who remember his time at Monks House Observatory in Seahouses, but also visitors who are impressed by the immense skill in his artwork. These events are a great way to find out more about the artist and his passion for ornithology and bird illustration.”

On Tuesday one of the region’s best known ornithologists Keith Bowey will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘An Evening in the Echoes of Ennion’ at The Maltings about Ennion’s work and time in Northumberland. The event is free but tickets should be booked in advance via The Maltings Box Office.

For budding artists there will be an opportunity to learn tips and tricks to draw and paint birds on Saturday, April 10, at The Granary Gallery, when professional nature illustrators will take up residence in the gallery. No need to book, just drop in during opening hours. On Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, Keith Bowey will also lead free guided tours which will introduce some of the birds and wildlife studied and drawn by Ennion in Northumberland.

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The walks will start at 10am and 2pm meeting at The OldGuardhouse, on the corner of Palace Street. Dress approriately for the weather. The walk will be followed by a tour of the exhibition at The Granary Gallery.