The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated manuscript gospel book produced around the years 715–720 in the monastery at Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland, England[1][2]. It is a spectacular example of Insular or Hiberno-Saxon art[3], created with a quill pen and black ink made from soot[4]. The exhibition at Laing Art Gallery explores its meaning in the world today and its relationship with themes of personal, regional, and global identity[5].

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