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Image: Janine Burrows, A Fling of Sandpipers

Widely considered a jewel in the North East’s crown, the Northumberland landscape is a source of constant inspiration for artists – none more so than Janine Burrows, whose new exhibition at The Biscuit Factory features work inspired by her familial heritage and connection to the county.

Having had a show at the venue curtailed due to the pandemic back in March 2020, the artist’s return to the Ouseburn gallery will now showcase a swathe of new work created during lockdown, including painted ceramics and hand-crafted wooden ‘Huizen’ (Dutch for ‘houses’), alongside original paintings and never-before exhibited sketches.

The painter and illustrator’s work is typified by bold colours and delicate details; spindly trees dot landscapes of pinky brown fields, squalls of weather blow in on pastoral settings and slim rivers meander through sparse white beaches to calm seas. Speaking of her new collection, Janine says: “This body of work is very much a celebration of my North East heritage. My grandparents grew up in Corbridge and Hexham and though they moved to Yorkshire in the 1940’s it’s fair to say that Northumberland was forever in their hearts. From historic towns to majestic beaches, I very much feel a sense of belonging.”

At the launch of Janine’s exhibition on Saturday 4th September visitors can enjoy music from local acoustic folk band Hek, with The Factory Kitchen also launching a new menu featuring dishes inspired by Northumberland-sourced produce.

Janine Burrows exhibits her work at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle from Friday 3rd September-Sunday 7th November

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