A film to accompany an exhibition of paintings by Ramsay Gibb.
To mark the return to Durham in July of the illuminated Lindisfarne Gospels, Britain’s greatest treasure from the Dark Ages, the Granary Gallery presents The Pilgrim Coast, a major exhibition of landscapes by the Scottish artist RAMSAY GIBB.
The Lindisfarne Gospels were dedicated to St. Cuthbert, most venerated of the many saints who lived in Northumbria, credited among his many good deeds with establishing the first wildlife sanctuary in this country. RAMSAY GIBB is renowned for his paintings recording journeys across the British Isles in search of ancient pilgrim roads leading to sacred sites, and for The Pilgrim Coast has been walking two of the principal routes associated with St. Cuthbert in his many travels across tidal sands, mountain strongholds, islands and hermitages. Encompassing the wider region of old Northumbria reaching from north of the Humber as far as the Firth of Forth and westwards across to Morecambe Bay, Gibb has immersed himself in the turbulent history of this land of kings, saints and pilgrims to portray its unique and still largely unspoiled character.
RAMSAY GIBB’s complete sequence of paintings for The Pilgrim Coast is divided between two exhibitions running concurrently from 13 July at the Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, and the Woodhorn Gallery, Ashington.
This exhibition is open every Wed-Sun 11am-5pm until 8 September 2013