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An exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of David Bomberg's death

David Bomberg, Tajo and Rocks, Ronda (The Last Landscape), 1956-57, Pallant House Gallery (Wilson Loan, 2006) © The Wilson Family (crop)


Until Monday 28 May

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Opening Times

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


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Full price (including donation)£10
Full price (without donation)£7.00
Family ticket**£14
Children 12 and underFree
Membership discounts***£3.50
Multi-visit ticket£13.30
Multi-visit member£8.40

All funds raised from the sale of tickets for this exhibition go to directly support the work of the Laing Art Gallery.

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*Concessions include senior citizens, 12-18 year olds, students, registered unemployed, disabled people (plus free entry for one carer).

**Two adults and two 12-18 year olds or one adult and three 12-18 year olds.

***Membership discount applies to Friends of the Laing, Art Fund members and Laing Exhibition Partners.

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Despite scandalous critical neglect within his own lifetime, David Bomberg (1890 – 1957) is nowadays recognized as one of the 20th century’s leading British artists. This major reassessment of his life and career is the first full Bomberg exhibition for more than a decade, and marks the 60th anniversary of the artist’s death.

The exhibition examines all the major phases of Bomberg’s career, including his audacious early contribution to pre-war British modernism, his unhappy role as a commissioned war artist in both world wars, his masterly landscapes in Jerusalem and Spain in the 1920s and 30s, his penetrating self-portraiture and portraiture of friends and family and his astonishing mature achievements as a landscape painter.

The exhibition is curated by the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum in association with Pallant House Gallery, and comprises more than 60 works. Supported in Newcastle by the Friends of the Laing Art Gallery.

Bomberg: The Curator's Introduction 

‘Bomberg’ curators Rachel Dickson and Sarah MacDougall give an introduction to the British artist David Bomberg, revered as one of the greatest British artists of the 20th century. Watch video