Illuminated sheep art trail

This September, a brand new visual arts trail will light up Northumberland to celebrate the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels in the North East inspired by the Gospels’ themes of light, sheep and pilgrimage.

A full flock of 30 life-sized illuminated sheep, created by artist Deepa Mann-Kler, will appear at a handful of key Northumberland locations.

From Berwick to Hexham and Haltwhistle to Blyth, the flock will then separate creating a number of art trails across the region. Looked after and customised by community champions, businesses and organisations, Illuminated Sheep will encourage locals and visitors to find their inner shepherd, exploring the region’s rich landscape, heritage and culture to #FindTheFlock.

Orchard House Vets and the Illuminated sheep art trail

We are delighted to have been asked to host one of the sheep for the illuminated sheep art trail. We are working behind the scenes to create a display and things are taking shape nicely. One thing we are struggling with is choosing a name! This is where we need your help! Got a name in mind? Help us choose!

We are asking for your help in one of two ways.

  1. Involve the whole family! Post a picture to our Facebook page of your children’s drawing of our sheep in a pen with their suggested name. If the name they suggest is chosen we would love to see a photo of them next to our sheep when the display goes up in October!
  2. Fill in the form below with your suggestion!