Northumberland Open 2024

Wed – Sun, 10am – 4pm

Woodhorn Museum

Housed in Woodhorn Museum’s stunning Workshop Galleries, the annual Northumberland Open is the largest exhibition of its type in Northumberland.

The exhibition attracts submissions from artists from across Northumberland and beyond. Works are selected for exhibition by a professional panel of artists and curators who also choose an Overall Winner and Highly Commended artists to be awarded prizes. During the exhibition run, thousands of visitors vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ award which is announced at the end of the exhibition.

The theme for the 2024 Open Exhibition is ‘Northumberland Now’, and is inspired by the work of the Ashington Group of Artists (also known as the Pitmen Painters), who made art about their everyday lives, work, community and environment in Northumberland. 2024 marks the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Ashington Group in 1934, and the Northumberland Open is the start of a year-long programme of exhibitions and events celebrating their legacy.

Image: Ted Taylor, The Miner, the Boy and the Canary

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park Ashington NE63 9YF

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17 February—6 May 2024

£7 / £6 (Under 16s free)

  • Wed 10am – 4pm
  • Thu 10am – 4pm
  • Fri 10am – 4pm
  • Sat 10am – 4pm
  • Sun 10am – 4pm
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