L.S. Lowry: On the Sands, Berwick


2nd July - 25th September

Wed-Sun 11am-5pm

The Granary Gallery

Free

L.S. Lowry: On the Sands, Berwick

The artist L.S. Lowry was a regular visitor to Berwick-upon-Tweed.  The exact date of his first visit is unclear, but his first oil painting of Berwick showing the High Street is dated 1935 and he continued to visit the town a year before his death in 1976.

‘On the Sands, Berwick’ was produced by the artist in 1959, during one of his many visits to the town and we are delighted to be able to show the work in Berwick over the summer. It has only been exhibited twice previously at the Leferve Gallery, London in 1961 and the Royal Academy, London in 1976.

In total, Lowry produced more than 20 paintings and drawings of the town, from the harbour with its piers, the beach at Spittal, salmon fishing on the River Tweed and even a football match at the ‘Stanks’. Three of Lowry’s Berwick paintings were included in his first one-man exhibition in 1939 at the Leferve Gallery, possibly because of his fondness for the town.

‘On the Sands’ will be exhibited at the Granary Gallery until 25 September, running alongside the current exhibition ‘Space Craft – architecture meets making’.

Please note the opening hours of the gallery and check opening hours in advance if you are planning to travel a long distance to view the work.

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