Judy Hurst - Illumination the Gateway to Eternity

Judy Hurst – Illumination: the Gateway to Eternity


21 September 2019 – 13 September 2020

Exquisite intricate works of art, some inspired by the Museum’s own collection, are on display as contemporary artist Judy Hurst returns with her latest selling exhibition.

Specialising in the historic and traditional technique of painting on calfskin, her work is informed by her knowledge, respect and deep love of nature, wildlife and Northern heritage.

The vivid colour and design in her work is inspired by the Universe, from the smallest structures in nature to the celestial galaxies and beyond, as well as by the patterns and layout of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. 

If you’d like to admire her work for longer, you can buy the prints in the exhibition through the Museum shop, along with a selection of smaller prints and cards.

 

The Bowes Museum is looking forward to welcoming you on the 17 May


Staff have been busy behind the Museum’s closed doors getting everything ready to welcome visitors back safely.

Café Bowes has undergone a refurbishment and has a new menu waiting to be sampled, the Museum has been deep cleaned, new signage is in place reminding you to adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisation stations have been refilled, the shop has been restocked and staff are being trained ready to greet you back in a safe and timely manner.

North Country Quilts: In Celebration of New Acquisitions is now hanging in the main exhibition gallery ready to wow visitors through to January 2022 and, due to social distancing measures, entry to the display will be by a separate timed exhibition entrance ticket that needs to be booked, at no extra cost, before visiting. Song has also been reinstated in the Music Room so people can enjoy the sound of the instruments. A varied programme of activity is being planned throughout May and June which we hope you will participate in.

Entry to the Museum will be by timed slots and tickets will have to be pre-booked online here or by calling 01833 690606. The Museum will be open from 10.00 to 5.00 daily. Masks will need to be worn throughout the Museum, shop and café, except when eating or where exemptions apply.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!