This September, a brand new visual arts trail will light up Northumberland to celebrate the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the North East inspired by the Gospels’ themes of light, sheep and pilgrimage.
A full flock of 30 life-sized illuminated sheep, created by artist Deepa Mann-Kler, will appear at a handful of key Northumberland locations.
From Berwick to Hexham and Haltwhistle to Blyth, the flock will then separate creating a number of art trails across the region. Looked after and customised by community champions, businesses and organisations, Illuminated Sheep will encourage locals and visitors to find their inner shepherd, exploring the region’s rich landscape, heritage and culture to #FindTheFlock.
Look out for a special Illuminated Sheep town trail in Hexham in October.
Online mapping, films, toolkits and activities will support audiences to discover, and explore.
Watch this space for exciting announcements and more information coming soon!