Work from greats on display in town

Work by a selection of hugely well-known artists is on display in a special exhibition at a Berwick gallery.

Friday, 5th August 2016, 10:29 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:39 pm
exhibition at the Watchtower gallery in Berwick
exhibition at the Watchtower gallery in Berwick

Spectacular Space/Particular Place is the latest exhibition at the town’s Watchtower Gallery.

And it features the work of some renowned artists.

Work from Picasso, L.S.Lowry, Tracy Emin, John Ballany, Ian Stephenson, John Hoyland, Frank Bowling, Jock McFayden, John Martin, Georg Baselitz, Mali Morris and David Hockney is on display.

A special open evening was held on July 23 prior to the opening of the exhibition.

The work will be on display at the gallery until September 23.

Lowry’s work is also on show at the Granary Gallery in Berwick.

The work entitled On the Sands, Berwick was produced by the artist in 1959 during one of his many visits to the town. It has only been exhibited twice previously at the Leferve Gallery, London, in 1961 and the Royal Academy, London, in 1976.

On the Sands, Berwick depicts children and dogs playing around a shelter, which is situated behind Berwick pier, in a typical Lowry style. In the painting, Lowry extended the roof of the shelter, transforming it into a slightly surreal pagoda.

It will be exhibited at the Granary Gallery until September 25.