Free Landscape Photography Exhibition Hits Newcastle

Enjoy the landscapes of Northumberland without having to put on your jacket, at the new photography exhibition in Newcastle.

Posted: 12 May 2010
by Susan Vittery

Walltown Crags, Hadrian's Wall, by Roger Clegg
Walltown Crags, Hadrian's Wall, by Roger Clegg

The pick of Northumberland's landscapes will be heading indoors this summer for a new photography exhibition at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle, called sceNE.

The exhibition runs from 11th June to 30th August and it will showcase the photography of Roger Clegg, Simon Fraser and Allan Potts.

In case those aren't names that trip off your tongue, we should let you know that the brains behind the exhibition is local boy Roger Clegg from Hexham. He's also the man behind the top shots of the north east on the sides of Virgin Trains and - for the high brow reference - in the British Museum's Hadrian exhibition. You don't get your photos shown in much more exalted quarters than that:-)

He is joined by two other veterans of Northumbrian hill walking and landscape photography, who should be able to give you a new angle on the atmosphere and wildlife of the park.

According to the organisers: 'Few people save occasional hill farmers and walkers can be seen in the remote, beautiful landscapes of Northumberland National Park, rich with wildlife and watered by the countries purest rivers. These are special, but more special by far are those fleeting moments when these sights would take your breath away.'

Well, we've had our breath taken away by many a Northumbrian incline – but seriously, Northumberland is one of the wildest and remotest parks in the UK which makes it all the better for walkers looking for a spot of solitude and, of course, the perfect photograph.

So, if you're oop north - or down south, depending which direction you're coming from - on a rainy day then call into The Biscuit Factory – full details of how to find them on their website.

The exhibition is free and there are lots of activities and events to go with it, including a photography competition, master classes, and more.

Visit The Biscuit Factory or Northumberland National Park for more details.

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