Curator's Introduction - Turner: Art, Industry & Nostalgia

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Lizzie Jacklin, Keeper of Art, will introduce the exhibition’s themes and spotlight key works.

A photograph of two women looking at The Fighting Temeraire


7 June 2024 (historic exhibition)


Lizzie Jacklin, Keeper of Art at the Laing and curator of Turner: Art, Industry & Nostalgia, will introduce the exhibition’s themes and spotlight key works. She will also discuss the process of putting the exhibition together.

This talk will last for around an hour, with time included for questions. 

Tickets for this event are offered at a special price of £3. 

Please note that if you would like to go into the exhibition either before or after the talk, you will need to purchase an exhibition ticket on site.

If you can, please consider purchasing a donation ticket or leaving a donation when you book today. We rely on the generosity of our visitors to help us keep art and heritage at the heart of the North East. Thank you. 

Image credit: Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775 – 1851   The Fighting Temeraire, 1839   Turner Bequest, 1856   © The National Gallery, London