Last chance for art and crafts exhibition

Cragside by Kathryn Collin.
Cragside by Kathryn Collin.

Arts enthusiasts have until the end of the month to view an exhibition which looks at the history of the arts and crafts movement and features a top North Northumberland attraction.

The National Trust’s Cragside property, near Rothbury, features heavily in the Laing Art Gallery’s exhibition, which ends on January 31.

The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now features objects on loan from the National Trust in the North East and a series of photographs of Lindisfarne Castle and garden from the Country Life Archive.

Devised as a series of encounters between historic and contemporary works, the exhibition traces the origins and legacy of the Arts and Crafts Movement and its fascination with the creation of the home.

Andrew Sawyer, conservation manager at Cragside said: “The National Trust in the North East has a treasure trove of bespoke arts and crafts design, influenced by the places and their surroundings, the people who created them and their ideas – executed by passionate designers and craftsmen of their time.

“We are passionate about showing and enjoying our special places, and the partnership with Laing Art Gallery has given a new opportunity to share in this amazing story that changed both attitudes and design.”

The exhibition is open at the gallery Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, 2pm to 5pm.