A Visit To The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

April 4, 2019 - 11:00 am

Newcastle upon Tyne

We are visiting the following exhibitions: (1) Watercolour at War (2) Whistler and Nature (3) A section of the Laing’s permanent collection. Please make your own way to the Laing art Gallery to arrive before 11 AM. Recommended trains to Newcastle from York are the 09:18 (arrives 10:27 AM) and the 09:31 (arrives 10:31 AM). The cost of our visit is £15 pwer person (exclusive of train fare). We will meet in the entrance foyer at 11:00 AM for the distribution of entry tickets and timetables. Note: the Cafe in the Laing Gallery is open from 10:00 AM.

(1). This exhibition focuses on WW2 and the interwar period in Britain; that is wartime printmaking through the Artist international Association Everyman Prints. The Laing’s recent acquisition of Edward Burra’s ‘Landscape with Red Wheels’ (1937-39) is a particular highlight.

(2) James Abbott McNeil Whistler was known for his innovative artistic style and bold personality. Through an intrguing collection of paintings, sketches and porints, this exhibition examines how his family was involved in 19th century industry, and how his pursiut of a career in the US military shaped his knowledge of observational drawings and thus influenced his artistic style. Whistler’s smoky images of warehouses, harbours and industrial scenes were designed to showcase a new kind of productive, wealth-generating landscape for the modern Victorian age.

(3) We will be guided by Friends of The Laing.

TO BOOK: Telephone 01904 410491 or email suegreenhow@yahoo.co.uk. Make your cheque payable to Friends of York Art Gallery and send it to Mrs. Sue Greenhow, The Woodyard, Spring Lane, Heslington, York, YO10 5DZ

The £15 charge includes entrance to the exhibitions, a donation to Friends of The Laing and a donation to Friends of York Art Gallery.