Northumberland art and photography

Art and photography
With sweeping open beaches overlooked by castles, big open skies, rolling green countryside and a romantic appeal to rival almost anywhere in the world, Northumberland is an irresistible place to live and work for artists and photographers.

Cameras and Canvasses

Northumberland’s sweeping landscapes make for inspiring artwork and photography, and there are so many striking images of our landscapes, people and way of life to choose from. These can be viewed and purchased from our many gift shops, galleries and exhibitions across the county.

For a taste of culture, creativity and countryside why not pay a visit to Kirharle Courtyard, the birthplace of Capability Brown and home to many artists and craftmakers who produce and sell their goods from this rural hub. You can get everything at Kirkharle from the contemporary to the classical, whether it is an artisan gift, hand-crafted jewellery, vintage clothing, animal casts and prints and a wide variety of gifts, prints, drawings and sculptures. And after all that shopping, a well-deserved lunch or afternoon cream tea in the Kirkharle Coffee Shop is a real treat!

If it’s something more specific you’re after, many of our artists are represented through Network, an organisation with more than 180 members across the County. These artists embody a wide range of disciplines including painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textiles, calligraphy, paper making, jewellery, graphic design, bookbinding, glassmaking and installation pieces.

Mountain biking in purple heather
Family walk in Northumberland
Couple enjoying a boat trip
Hadrian's Wall
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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