AN art exhibition that was initially cancelled due to Covid-19 continues in Allendale this weekend.

It takes place at Allendale Village Hall’s recreation ground tomorrow (September 12).

The photography group Wideyed invited people, who would have normally attended and entered the agricultural shows, to enter their best photographs of their best entries instead.

The exhibition intends to mark a difficult year for the region’s agricultural shows, and continue the local traditions of making, creating and showing off the results of passions and pastimes in friendly competition. The show has received more than 370 entries.

The winners’ exhibition features work made by children, florists, horse breeders, farmers, photographers and allotmenteers. All winners get a rosette and the judges choice Best in Show will also receive a copy of Wideyed’s newly-published photobook called Agriculture. –

The group planned to use sheep hurdles borrowed from Wolsingham Show as their outdoor gallery walls, so the exhibition should be quirky and engaging.

The project was funded by Northern Heartlands via Arts Council England’s Covid Emergency Response Fund, and Durham County Council Arts and Culture grant via County Durham Community Foundation.

The exhibition prints were funded via a Crowdfunder campaign.

The exhibition was on show at the Demesne picnic area in Wolsingham on Saturday, September 5, and will head to Eggleston on Sunday, September 20.