24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
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Reimagining the Sights and Sites of Hadrian’s Wall 

Hadrian's Wall Gallery, Great North Museum

18 Mar 2022, 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile

Delivered by Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne & Great North Museum: Hancock are hosting a special event in the Hadrian’s Wall Gallery, reimagining the sights and sites of Hadrian’s Wall through an artistic lens. Our guest speakers are: Andrew Parkin – Keeper of Archaeology, Great North Museum: Roman Britain in Colour Project. Andrew will discuss the joint project between the Museum and WallCAP to show how the seven Roman altars on display in the Gallery may have originally looked. Using a vivid, animated light projection (created by studio NOVAK), the altars are reimagined in a brightly coloured, impressive display. Andrew will discuss the research behind the project and how these artistic interpretations can add to our understanding of life and culture on Hadrian’s Wall. Hazel Barron-Cooper – Post Graduate Researcher in Fine Art, Newcastle University: Excavation at Birdoswald, Hadrian’s Wall Through an Artist’s Lens. Hazel visited the 2021 Newcastle University/Historic England excavations at Birdoswald Roman Fort. She drew and painted ‘en plein air’ as the site was slowly exposed. She had the exclusive opportunity to record some of the fascinating finds as they came fresh out of the earth and were revealed to the light after almost 2000 years. Hazel will discuss her artwork which will be displayed in the Roman Gallery. Spaces are free but limited.

Please book online via Eventbrite by 16 March.

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