Celebration of life of Grace

Three Rocks by Giulia Resteghini
Three Rocks by Giulia Resteghini

Sea-like Sea, RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh, Sunday, July 24 to Sunday, September 4, 10am to 5pm.

ICONIC lifeboat heroine Grace Darling has inspired a new exhibition of drawings at the Northumberland RNLI museum which celebrates her life.

Giulia Resteghini’s Sea-like Sea exhibition at the RNLI Grace Darling Museum contains over 20 works exploring the relationship between Grace Darling and the sea.

Northumberland-based artist Giulia loves the Bamburgh coastline and is very interested in the Grace Darling story.

In the creation of her works for this exhibition, she was particularly inspired by the idea of what it must have been like for Grace during the storm.

Giulia wanted to display innovative drawings that were a contrast with the more traditional images of the sea and coastline.

Her atmospheric, abstract pieces drawn in the unusual medium of felt-tip pen certainly fulfil this desire.

Museum manager Andrew Lidster said: “I really like the idea that this exhibition is showing something new, not more of the same.

“I think it’s a fantastic addition to our museum and am sure it will attract even more visitors.”

The exhibition, which will be displayed in the museum’s Lantern Room, opens on Sunday and runs until Sunday, September 4, daily from 10am to 5pm (last admission 4.15pm).

Normal museum admission charges apply. Family friendly activities, such as lessons in drawing with felt-tip pen, will accompany this exhibition.

For more details of this or other events at the museum, visit www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling or call the museum on 01668 214910.