In 2006, Damien Wootten began to take photographs, using colour film, along the coastline of the north east. It is an area that he had previously photographed in black & white during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s – inspired by the work of the British landscape photographer Raymond Moore.
Over the past 7 years Wootten has revisited and re-photographed very specific locations on this coast. The majority of the images that make up this exhibition were taken in and around Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, which lies about a mile away from Woodhorn Museum.
Most repeatedly, he has photographed at Church Point car park, then taken the path
heading north around the headland and along the edge of the caravan park to the beach. This is a short walk that he has made several hundred times.
Supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the arts.
Exhibition Dates: 12 October 2013 – 2 February 2014
Exhibition Preview: Saturday 26th October 12 noon – 1pm
‘Walking Tour’ of the exhibition by the artist: Saturday 9th November 2pm – 3pm
(To reserve a place for this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01670 624455 – as places are limited).
West Gallery at Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, QEII Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF
Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm
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