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Contemporary Craft Tour Northumberland, Cumbria and Durham

Contemporary Craft Tour Northumberland, Cumbria and Durham Contemporary Craft Tour Northumberland, Cumbria and Durham Contemporary Craft Tour Northumberland, Cumbria and Durham

Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour shows the best of contemporary craft in stunning rural locations. Our ‘pop-up’ exhibition transforms community spaces into a contemporary art gallery, showing work that you would normally have to travel miles to a major city to see. Our venues are in the three beautiful counties of Cumbria, Co. Durham and Northumberland.

Our promoters and their teams of volunteers are our vital partners in the scheme and are offered free training to look after and support the exhibition and artists in residence. Workshops in local schools, masterclasses for adults, artist demonstration days, tours and talks highlight the process of designing, making and exhibiting, giving the local community access to world-class artists. This year, there is also a strong element of storytelling and performance too, in keeping with the paperscissorsbook theme.

Entry to the exhibition is FREE. Schools can benefit from our workshop programme and accompanied tours of the exhibition. If you wanted to get involved, there are opportunities for volunteering and training in transferrable skills.

Our exhibition paperscissorsbook will take place during the Autumn season. Look out for it in a venue near you from September-December 2016. For more information follow the link to more details of the artists and pieces involved or contact: Karen Babayan Contemporary Craft Tour Officer by


email: karen@highlightsnorth.co.uk or phone: 017683 53954.

Photo Credits -
Invisible Power by Rob Ryan - Hugh Kelly
A Warning to Wantons by Linda Toigo 
Slinky Guide Book with Map Box by Elizabeth Shorrocks

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