A South Tyneside photographer is hoping her debut solo exhibition, opening next week, proves a sound move.
Karen Atkinson is enhancing her latest set of pictures by using sound to capture a Northumberland beauty spot in all its glory.
Her new exhibition at Bede’s World in Jarrow is called Illuminate the Landscape, and it is made up of images of the wildlife and scenery of the island of Lindisfarne, is going on display.
A preview night takes place from 6pm until 8pm at the Church Bank museum next Thursday.
The exhibition will run for at least seven weeks and might even continue into next year.
As well as an array of pictures – of subjects including a breathtaking shot of the moon lighting up the night sky above the island to wildlife such as an owl, a puffin and even a smiling seal – Miss Atkinson has added an audio installation complete with video and a song she wrote herself.
The Jarrow photographer said: “To complete the experience of being there, an audio installation together with a video containing both still and moving images shot at Holy Island will feature, and the audio will consist of a song written especially for the exhibition about the island.
“On display will be a selection of images of the captivating wildlife to be found on and around the holy island of Lindisfarne, as well as some atmospheric black-and-white shots of the stunning landscape.
“Within the alcoves of the museum space will feature full-colour shots of beautiful sunsets and an amazing and quite enormous supermoon captured rising over the causeway, enveloped in the vivid blueness of the blue hour.
“This will be my first solo exhibition, and it is great to have it in my home town.”
Miss Atkinson has been an avid photographer for over 20 years. Her mix of black-and-white and colour shots have given a fresh look to familiar sights including the Sage Gateshead and the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle, and they have also seen her shortlisted for awards.