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Liquid Light: Painting in Watercolours : Laing Art Gallery


A new exhibition at Newcastle's Laing Art Gallery will celebrate the rich quality and variety of the Gallery’s watercolour collection, highlighting artists from the ‘Golden Age’ of watercolours complemented by loans including 19th century artists Edward Burne-Jones and Arthur Melville, as well as contemporary artists Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Edward Burra, and Jennifer Durrant.


Portable and quick to dry, watercolour has been the choice of many artists to quickly capture the moment they are experiencing, both by the amateur and professional painter. Liquid Light will explore the dichotomy between watercolourists’ drive to record and describe subjects and the growing desire of many artists to capture ephemeral effects of light and weather, as well as the emotional power of landscape. Featuring approximately 200 works from more than 170 artists, the spring-summer exhibition will highlight how artists have explored the expressive potential of the medium itself. 

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19th March - 13th August 2022

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The Laing Art Gallery has something for everyone to enjoy. A dynamic exhibition programme brings an exciting variety of art to your doorstep, while fun learning events encourage even the youngest of children to get involved. The impressive permanent coll...


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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am–5pm
Wednesday: 10am–5pm
Thursday: 10am–5pm
Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 2–5pm


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