Lowry exhibition opens

'A Market Place' painted by Lawrence Stephen Lowry in 1935 featuring Berwick Upon Tweed is coming up for auction at Sothebys with an estimate of �600,000 to �800,000
'A Market Place' painted by Lawrence Stephen Lowry in 1935 featuring Berwick Upon Tweed is coming up for auction at Sothebys with an estimate of �600,000 to �800,000

All eyes were on Berwick’s Granary Gallery today as it launched its most high profile exhibition to date- a collection of paintings from L.S Lowry.

Open to the public from tomorrow the exhibition presents Lowry’s work produced in Berwick, bringing together original works produced by him to the town for the first time.

The images are accompanied by other works produced in Northumberland, the wider North East and his exploration and fascination with the sea.

The 24-strong collection include loans from Sunderland Museum & Art Gallery, The Lowry Estate, The Lowry, Salford and works held in a number of private collections.

Curator of The Lowry, Claire Stuart, joined Berwick Visual Art’s James Lowther for today’s launch and she and James were in firm agreement that the exhibition was a big deal for Berwick.

James commented: “It’s a massive event for the town and I really hope it captures people’s imagination. He’s an artist that many are fond of and people will recognise a lot of the places in the pictures on display.”

*L.S Lowry in Berwick & Northumberland will run until September 21.