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War Horse Exhibition

Works by Olivia Lomenech Gill

Olivia Lomenech Gill is an artist and printmaker who lives and works in north Northumberland. Working with a variety of techniques, her work explores a wide range of narrative ideas ranging from the historical to the contemporary, documentary and fairy tale. Subjects to date have included Mary Queen of Scots, Helen of Troy, the fishing communities of the north-east coast and the cultural traditions of her husband’s homeland of Brittany.

In 2010 Olivia was invited to undertake her first illustration commission by the writer Michael Morpurgo. The result, entitled ‘Where My Wellies Take Me…‘ was a unique scrapbook style combination of story and poetry anthology published in 2012 by Templar Publishing. The book has gone on to win two awards and has recently been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014. Olivia was later commissioned by Michael to create an artwork to publicise the concert of ‘War Horse‘, for which she went to research the role of horses and artillery in the first world war with The Kings Troop. This has led to a wider body of work including working drawings produced on site at the barracks, etchings and paintings and bronze maquette’s, intended to commemorate the centenary of the Great War.


  • Time: Open all day
  • Venue: Deans Office
  • Ticket Price: ¬£Free
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