10,000 visitors to Lowry exhibition

'A Market Place'  by L.S. Lowry is currently on display at the Granary Gallery

'A Market Place' by L.S. Lowry is currently on display at the Granary Gallery

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The L.S Lowry exhibition at The Granary Gallery has seen its 10,000th visitor, with organisers revealing the target set for visitor numbers has now been reached five weeks before the exhibition ends.

Since opening at The Granary Gallery in June, L.S Lowry in Berwick and Northumberland, which celebrates Lowry’s connections to the area and shows many of the works he created of the town and county, has been extremely popular.

An average 200 visitors per day have visited the exhibition and opening hours at the gallery increased to cope with demand.

James Lowther, head of visual art at Berwick Visual Arts, said: “We’re delighted with this response to the exhibition; we knew it would be popular, but it is now exceeding our expectations with visitors coming from all over the country specifically to see the exhibition.”

The YHA Granary Bistro has also reported that July was their busiest month since opening over three and a half years ago.

Richard Simpson, vice chairman of Simpsons Malt which supported the exhibition, said: “It is great to see The Lowry Exhibition attracting visitors to Berwick who may not have visited before.”

The exhibition brings together for the first time many of Lowry’s works relating to Berwick including images of The Market Place, Dewars Lane, Spittal Sands and a Football Match on the Stanks.

Alongside these are works that capture wider Northumberland and the artists fascination with the sea.

L.S Lowry in Berwick & Northumberland runs at The Granary Gallery, 2nd Floor, Berwick YHA until September 21. Open Monday and Tuesday 12-4pm, and Wednesday to Sunday 11am-5pm with free admission.

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