Berwicks Burrell Collection
The Burrell Collection at the Granary Gallery
The Burrell Collection exhibition has been extended and will now also be open Wednesday 19 - Sunday 23 December, and Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 December between 11am and 5pm at the Granary Gallery in Berwick.
Berwick’s Burrell Collection is the most important art collection in public ownership in Northumberland. 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. 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.
Entrance to the Granary Gallery is from the Quay Walls or via the YHA Granary Bistro on Dewar's Lane, off Bridge Street TD15 1HJ.
The exhibition is supported by Berwick-upon-Tweed Museum and Art Gallery, Woodhorn Trust, The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick Visual Arts and McCreath, Simpson and Prentice. Berwick Visual Arts is supported by Arts Council England.