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Northumberland art trail celebrating Lindisfarne Gospels' return made up of illuminated sheep

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It may be autumn but it is hoped that visitors will take advantage of the crisp weather and flock to Northumberland.

More than 40 individual sculptures, which were part of the popular Illuminated Sheep installation at sights across Northumberland, have been adopted by North East communities who have customised them to create a free Art Trail across the county, encouraging people to get out and about. Deepa Mann Kler's Illuminated Sheep have already made appearances at Bamburgh Castle, Vindolanda, and Woodhorn Museum in conjunction with the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle.

However, the flock has now been split up. From brownies to breweries, church vestibules to charity shops, and Parish councils to parks, the project has captured the imagination of Northumbrians and communities have customised their sheep following an auction at Hexham Mart.

Pic: Artist Deepa Mann-Kler at Illuminated Sheep, the new visual arts trail lighting up Northumberland (Image: North News & Pictures Ltd nort)

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