Norham Castle on the River Tweed

Turner: Northern Exposure at Berwick Art Gallery


Turner: Northern Exposure is a major new exhibition of works by JMW Turner, one of the most renowned of English Romantic artists. It explores his transformation from an architectural draughtsman to a poet of the landscape sublime when he set out on his first North of England tour in 1797, which culminated in the arrival at his most northerly point in England, the village of Norham in Northumberland. 
Turner’s northern journey included Yorkshire, Durham, Tyneside, Northumberland to the Tweed Valley, and onto the Scottish Borders before he travelled to Cumbria and the Lake District.
The exhibition will include 12 colour studies by Turner which represent the entire route of his 1797 tour. These works, on loan from the Tate, will be displayed alongside two of his sketchbooks of the Tweed and the Lakes. The exhibition will later tour to Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle 19 October to 5 January 2020 and to the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate 18 January to 18 April 2020 with each gallery displaying further works relevant to their area. 

At the Granary Gallery there will be three additional works included: 

•    Holy Island, Northumberland (1829) - V&A collection
•    Warkworth Castle, Northumberland (1799) - V&A collection
•    Dunstanborough Castle Northumberland (c1829) - Manchester Art Gallery collection

The loans for the Turner: Northern Exposure exhibition and tour are supported by The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund. Created by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund, the Weston Loan Programme is the first ever UK-wide funding scheme to enable smaller and local authority museums to borrow works of art and artefacts from national collections. 

Turner: Northern Exposure at The Granary Gallery, 2nd Floor, Berwick YHA, Dewar's Lane, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1HJ will run until 13 October 2019. (Tues-Sun 11am to 4pm, closed Mondays). Admission Free

For further information contact Emma Henderson [email protected], [email protected] 0203 470 0092, 07977134614 or James Lowther Berwick Visual Arts 01289 330 999

25 May to 13 October 2019 at the Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed



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