Brita Granström

Berwick based artist Brita Granström has two exhibitions running concurrently at Northumbria University in Newcastle from 18th May until 29th June 2012.

In Butcher, Baker, Cockle Sweet-Maker, Brita focuses on the town in the same way that painters such as Bawden and Rowntree documented English towns during the 1940s. As well as the buildings, she engages with local traders - the butchers, the bakers and the pub landlords.

A Breath Of Fresh Air is a broad survey of Brita's paintings of Swedish and Northumbrian subjects. These reveal a kind of windswept paradise, a terrain of boundless adventure for children, where they might enjoy fishing, messing about in boats, or discovering a dead seal on a beach.

And in the Gallery Print Room you'll also be able to see original artwork from the children's book Charles Dickens - Scenes from an Extraordinary Life by Brita and Mick Manning. Signed copies of the book will also be available during the exhibition.

For full details on all the exhibition visit the Northumbria University website.

You might also enjoy these short films show Brita at work: One | Two

From top to bottom: Pay Here Please, Brenda On The Phone, The Butcher (screenprint), The Call Of Nature, The Dead Seal and a photograph of Brita drawing on location (photograph by Tom Band).

butchers counter

brenda on the phone

butcher screenprint

call of the wild

the dead seal

brita working