Iggy Pop

Two new exhibitions are set to open at The Bowes Museum in Country Durham this month; one focussing on photography, the other on textiles.

One man’s inspiration

Robert Mapplethorpe: The Magic in the Muse is a showcase of work by the American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

Mapplethorpe is said to have been inspired by a wide range of sources, including musicians, artists, the famous and the unknown.

Running from 28th November until 24th April, the photographic exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work will focus on where he found the inspiration for his pictures – many of which are of well-known individuals.

The exhibition will elaborate on three key themes, which are movement, celebrity and musicians, and forms part of Artist Rooms – a diverse collection of works held by the Tate and National Galleries of Scotland.

One woman’s dedication to textiles

Also opening on 28th November will be Quiltscapes & Quiltline by Pauline Burbidge, running until 10th April.

Burbidge is a renowned contemporary quilt maker and textile artist, and has showcased her work across the globe throughout a 38 year long career.

Her work has been purchased by many international museums and collectors, and this exhibition will feature newly developed textile landscapes.

Group booking information

The Bowes Museum has a dedicated groups co-ordinator, and offers a variety of advantages for parties of 12 or more people.

Discounted admission rates are available, plus there is free admission for the GTO and a complimentary guided tour for the group.

Parties of 20 or more can also enjoy free exclusive use of the Jubilee Room, decorated with silks and a chandelier, with views over the surrounding Teesdale countryside.

Group travel organisers should call 01833-694615 or visit www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk for further information.

Pictured: Iggy Pop 1981 (Photo credit: Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation)