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Exhibition history

Paintings were sold at exhibitions to help raise funds for material and running the hut, but paintings that were regarded as the best were kept for the ‘Permanent Collection’. This soon amounted to more than a hundred works, originally stored in the hut and then in 1989 moved to Woodhorn Museum, under an agreement made between Oliver Kilbourn and Wansbeck District Council.

Seventeen years later, a purpose designed gallery at the Museum allowed most of the permanent collection of eighty-six paintings to be viewed together, restored by Haughton Studio under the guidance of Mrs Anne Bacon, a fellow trustee.