Contemporary art at Gibside
Visit this rare example of a Georgian landscape garden during the summer and expect a few extra surprises. Think evocative, celebratory and poignant works of art.
To commemorate a year of 'Women and Power' you can explore new artworks by artists Andrew Burton and Fiona Curran celebrating Gibside's most famous female custodian, Mary Eleanor Bowes.
Commissioned by Newcastle University, Contemporary art at Gibside will see an architectual folly by the orangery and large vessels within the walled garden and alongside the avenue from Saturday 12 May to 30 September.
These pieces have been created as part of a research project, Mapping Contemorary Art in the Heritage Experience, which explores how art might change your experience at a heritage site, such as Gibside.
Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience is a major research project led by Newcastle University with the National Trust, Churches Conservation Trust, Arts Council England and Contemporary Visual Arts Network resulting in four new artworks in heritage sites, an online digital resource, conference and exhibition. For more details, you can visit http://research.ncl.ac.uk/mcahe
Please check opening times before visiting National Trust places. Free entry for National Trust members, otherwise normal admission charges apply.