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  • Writer's pictureBeth Wardell

Astronomer's debut exhibition opens at Queen's Hall Arts Centre.

An exciting showcase of photography talent, as Wil Cheung opens new exhibition, eight years after picking up a camera.

Thanks for this blog post goes to Sam Wonfor.

A new exhibition in Northumberland will showcase wonders of the universe through the lens of Twice Brewed Stargazing founder, Wil Cheung.

Infinite Skies will open at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham on July 29.

Copyright: Wil Cheung.

Visitors are invited to lose themselves in the night sky with stunning photographs of phenomena including aurora borealis, the Milky Way, meteors, the moon, Andromeda Galaxy, shooting stars and comets.

Wil’s astro photography regularly attract tens of thousands of views across social media and his shots have been published across more than 50 newspapers and websites worldwide as well as being featured on BBC and ITV.

This free exhibition, which will be shown in Gallery One and Two at the Queen’s Hall, is his first major solo display.

“I’m extremely excited to have my work featured at the Queens Hall and have really enjoyed selecting the photographs for my first solo exhibition.”

Wil was inspired to learn photography eight years ago after experiencing a strong aurora storm in Iceland, where he can regularly be found exploring the skies – when he’s not leading his ever-popular stargazing sessions at the Twice Brewed Inn, on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland.

He continued: “I started photography with the aim of showing people the beauty of the night sky and having an exhibition will hopefully inspire others to look up and enjoy the beauty of the universe.”

Meanwhile if anyone is further inspired to have ago at astrophotography themselves, Wil runs regular workshops at The Twice Brewed alongside the busy stargazing programme.

Katy Taylor, Queen’s Hall Artistic Director and Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to be showcasing Wil’s work at Queen’s Hall this summer.

“Wil has a huge following online and it’s great to be able to offer him a physical space for his first large-scale professional exhibition - which we know visitors from Hexham and beyond will be in awe of!”

Wil Cheung in Iceland.

Infinite Skies will be open at the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham, Northumberland from July 29 to September 16. For more information on the exhibition, visit the website.

Follow Wil's photography page on Facebook.

Find out more about stargazing and astrophotography workshops at the Twice Brewed Inn.

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