A photographic exhibition based on the Photo Centre collection, entitled “Portrait of a Town”, is now open at the Granary Gallery, continuing until 10th October 2021. It gives a glimpse of the lives of the townspeople of Berwick, captured at work, at play, or in the studio, over the last 60 years. The Photo Centre in Bridge Street was managed by David and Ian Smith between 2951 and 2012, and its collection of negatives is now held by Berwick Record Office.
The exhibition is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11.00am – 4.00pm. Free tickets for timed admission slots can be booked here on the Eventbrite website (only name and email contact required). Visitors without bookings will also be welcome subject to gallery capacity.
A website accompanying the exhibition has been set up and this will also support work for a related educational project. See: https://www.photocentreberwick.co.uk/.
The exhibition has been commissioned by Berwick Visual Arts and Northumberland Archives and is curated by Cameron Robertson. It has been supported by FBDMA and the Community Foundation.