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Wednesday 22 May 2024


Kilbourn in the frame at Ashington Group 90

Special consideration has to be given to an artist who reckoned he spent about a third of his life in semi-darkness. It was a miner’s lot but Oliver Kilbourn endured it uncomplainingly and dedicated many of his daylight hours to standing at an easel, recording what those half-lit subterranean hours were like. “I couldn’t express …

From punk rock to the Pitmen Painters

Nobody could have been more delighted than Jim Donnelly to win this year’s Northumberland Open exhibition — the first photographer to do so and at the first time of entering. He received his prize in front of a large preview audience in Woodhorn Museum’s Workshop Galleries. Rowan Brown, chief executive of Museums Northumberland, called it …

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