‘Exciting’ display opens at museum

Walking the Dog is by Cathy Duncan.
Walking the Dog is by Cathy Duncan.

An exciting and creative exhibition celebrating an electic mix of calligraphy, bookbinding and hand-printed images has opened at Alnwick’s Bailiffgate Museum.

In what is the attraction’s final display of 2014, Print Options, which opened earlier this week, covers a wide range of creative techniques. It will run until Sunday, February 1.

By Moonlight by Renira Barnes.

By Moonlight by Renira Barnes.

There will also be a chance for people to increase their own skills, with a number of calligraphy workshops planned.

Jane Mann, from the museum, said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of this exciting exhibition celebrating an eclectic mix of modern prints, calligraphy and posters.

“The range and quality of work on display will be an inspirational antidote to the dark winter months.

“This really is a major new exhibition which offers something for everyone and we have worked tremendously hard over the last year to pull together an amazing, intricate and stunning array of work from artists, craftsmen and women across the area.

“I don’t think it can be matched for variety and will be of interest to all sorts of people.”

The exhibition will feature posters dating back to the 1800s, produced by former Alnwick printers, William Davison and Coates Printers.

The fascinating and highly-skilled craft of bookbinding will also be displayed and explained, courtesy of David Dickinson from Red Squirrel Bindery.

The exhibition features some stunning prints from Anna Casey, Cathy Duncan and Renira Barnes.

Examples of the meticulous and beautiful craft of calligraphy are supplied by Marlene Gray and Michael Mavromichaelis. These two calligraphy artists will also each run a workshop.

There will be a calligraphy for all session with Michael Mavromichaelis on Saturday, November 22, from 10.30am to 2.30pm and costing £10.

This will be followed by an introduction to italic calligraphy with Marlene Gray on Saturday, January 17, from 10am to 3pm and costing £20.

To book, visit www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk or call 01665 605847 for details.