W.P. Collier (1875-1937): The Development of a Photographer - Monday 27 July – Friday 18 September
This exhibition celebrates the 140th anniversary of the birth of Walter Percy Collier on 20 July 1875. Though known as the photographer of Bellingham, he was born in Newcastle, moved to Manchester, married a girl from Bootle on Merseyside in 1905, opened a shop in Great Crosby, moved to Formby and returned to Newcastle to work with his brother-in-law.
Over the Hills – Tales from a Northumbrian Farm - Sunday 20 September – Sunday 1 November
Kim Lewis has written and illustrated over 20 picture-books for children. This exhibition of her original artwork, storyboards, photographs, sketchbooks and objects show how Kim turned her family’s farm, along with the animals, people and places she knows so well into the stories and pictures that we love.