Exhibitions from home: Virtual Tours

Challenging Convention

New! We're delighted to share this film in association with our upcoming exhibition, Challenging Convention (17 May - 21 August 2021). Keeper of Art Lizzie Jacklin narrates and explores the themes and works within the show.



Art Deco by the Sea

Keeper of Art, Sarah Richardson unpacks Art Deco by the Seathe first major exhibition to explore how the Art Deco-style transformed the British seaside during the 1920s and 30s. 



The following film presents an introduction to The North East Coast Exhibition, a world fair held in Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1929. 



If you enjoyed Art Deco by the Sea, you may enjoy our blog post about the exhibition here.

COMING HOME: Sir Ridley Scott

These two films take a closer look at the portrait of acclaimed film director Sir Ridley Scott, by the artist Nina Mae Fowler. The portrait was on loan to the Laing Art Gallery from the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of its COMING HOME initiative, which sees portraits of iconic individuals being loaned to places across the UK with which they are most closely associated.

View the general tour below:

Find all about our COMING HOME learning programme here:


Explore our PORTRAIT CHALLENGE online exhibition here.

William and Evelyn De Morgan: 'Two of the Rarest Spirits of the Age’

William and Evelyn de Morgan: Two of the Rarest Spirits of the Age explored the exceptional work created by Victorian era’s art power couple William and Evelyn de Morgan, a pair of very different and equally intriguing 19th/20th century British artists. Curator Sarah Richardson and Conservator Ana Flynn-Young presents two short films about each artist.