Art and Culture

Image: James Nairn, View of Corrie on Arran, courtesy of the Fleming Collection.

BEA has developed a varied programme of practical art classes and workshops with local artists over recent years. Our art history programme has ranged from the study of prehistoric art and ancient civilisations to western art of the 20th Century.

We welcome local artist and tutor Rachel Sutherland for two workshops on botanical painting on November 22nd and December 6th. Currently, there is very limited availability for the November Workshop, and the December date is sold out.  Rachel will begin each workshop with a short tour of the work of 19th century artist and botanist Margaret Rebecca Dickinson which is on display at the Granary Gallery, Berwick from 22nd Oct – 19th Feb 2023. Details here.

In addition, Elizabeth Towner will give a talk on Margaret Rebecca Dickinson, on Wednesday 14 December 2022, at 7 pm, Berwick Parish Centre. This is one of the Winter Talks organised by Friends of Castle Parks. Bookings can be made in advance at Berwick Visitor Centre.


Our Art History Tutor, Professor Maria Chester, will be back in early 2023 with another online course. In the meantime, information on Maria’s work can be found on her own website.