18th, 19th and 20th Century Collection Display

A permanent display of 18th, 19th and 20th century works from the Laing's collection

John Martin, The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, 1823-1827



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Opening Times

MondayClosed (except bank holidays)
Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 5pm
Sunday2pm - 5pm

Free entry

No booking required


The collection has been redisplayed in an exciting new show in two galleries on the first floor in the exhibition Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts

Internationally known artist Glenn Brown has selected pictures and sculptures from the Laing collection with a small number of loans from private lenders and the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University to complement outstanding pictures by the artist himself. Art from the Laing collection includes an important Pre-Raphaelite painting by William Holman Hunt as well as paintings by Newcastle’s best-known historical painter John Martin. In addition, Richard Wilson, Edwin Landseer, William Orpen, Laura Knight, Malcolm Drummond, Sylvia Gosse, Sheila Fell, Graham Sutherland, Victor Pasmore and Frank Auerbach all feature in the wide-ranging show.

In November, the collection will be redisplayed with a new selection from the Laing’s extensive collections. Because the displays do change, please contact the gallery if you wish to see a particular piece of work.

Image: John Martin, The Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise, 1823-1827