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Sculpture Garden

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Sculpture Garden


Outside the Museum, in the Sculpture Garden, there are two important works by internationally renowned local sculptor, Fenwick Lawson.

Immediately in front of you, you will see a sculpture called 'Cuthbert of Farne'. Fenwick carved this striking work in elm in 1984 and gave it to the Museum in 2004. There is also a bronze cast of this sculpture on show at the Abbey on Lindisfarne.

At the bottom of the garden, you will find a sculpture called 'Gaia' which represents the Greek goddess of the Earth. Fenwick also carved this work in 1984 and presented it to the Museum in 2011. He can be seen standing next to 'Gaia' in the photo on the right.