Scandinavian feel to Berwick museum

A North Northumberland museum and art gallery has taken on a Scandinavian feel with two new exhibitions.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 09 May, 2016, 06:50
Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, in the parade square of the Barracks

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery is currently showcasing work from Sweden and Denmark.

Textil Juvel will see contemporary crafts from Sweden on display, celebrating North East England’s partnership with Sweden’s Region Västra Götaland.

The exhibition is curated by Katarina Karlsson, of Konsthantverkscentrum – The Craft Centre, and is a part of Chrysalis Arts’ programme project Art Unpacked, with funding support from Arts Council England. It will see new textiles and jewellery from seven leading international makers.

A complementary exhibition by Danish born, but Berwick-based artist, Inger Lawrence, is also running.

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Inger was born in Denmark, but settled in England after the Second World War with her husband, whom she met during the liberation of Copenhagen. She studied at Goldsmiths College, and her usually abstract work is characterised by a deep and refined use of colour. She was hugely influenced by Japanese myths and legends.

Inger moved to Berwick in the 1980s, and the light and colour of the landscapes in the area inspired a creative explosion in her painting.

The exhibitions run until June 10.