Thursday, August 30, 2012

Members might be interested in an exhibition just about to open in The Granary Gallery, Berwick entitled;

Berwick's Burrell Collection

 fisher girls by William Marshall Brown


Berwick Visual Arts and Woodhorn Trust have come together to display a selection of the collection's wonderful artefacts with a series of free exhibitions over the next three years, as well as other work collected by and for the people of Berwick.

 With a fortune made in shipping, Sir William Burrell purchased art and objects from around the world. Most of his collection was donated to his home in Glasgow, but around 50 paintings and 300 decorative items were given to Berwick when he moved to nearby Hutton Castle.

 In 1948 by millionaire ship magnate Sir William Burrell's presented 42 paintings to form the nucleus of the present Art Gallery. Opening long before the big Burrell Gallery in Glasgow, the paintings, and about 300 items of decorative art, are a microcosm of Sir William's interest.

 The collection features work by masters such as Degas, Boudin and Maris, ancient Roman and Venetian glass, Japanese imari pottery and Ming porcelain, which will be displayed over the next three years.
Berwick's Burrell Collection runs from the 1 September to 16 December and the  Gallery is open 11a.m. - 5p.m., Wednesday to Sunday. Admission is free admission.

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