Led by Queen’s Hall Arts, Illuminated Sheep was a visual arts trail that lit up Northumberland to celebrate the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the North East in the autumn of 2022.
Illuminated Sheep by artist Deepa Mann-Kler was inspired by the Gospels’ themes of light and pilgrimage, and saw a flock of life-sized sheep lit up in bright colours at some of the region’s most iconic locations including Bamburgh Castle, Vindolanda and Woodhorn Museum.
Illuminated Sheep was commissioned by Northumberland County Council and developed and managed by Queen’s Hall Arts and the Hexham Culture Network. It was part of the Cultural Programme of Hexham High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) and funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority.
This video outlines the impact the project had on the communites that adopted the sheep. It was filmed when the flock was gathered back together at the Festival of Flame: