Glenn Brown: Fantasy Landscapes, Portraits and Beasts

New works by the artist shown alongside his own rehang of the Laing's collection

glen brown


Until Sunday 21 October

Visitor information

Opening times

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

Free entry, donations are welcome. No booking required.


In 2017, the Laing Art Gallery was the first recipient of the Contemporary Art Society’s ‘Great Works’ scheme. A spectacular work by Glenn Brown was gifted to the collection, and this exhibition will continue to build on the Laing's relationship with the artist. 

Glenn Brown was born in nearby Hexham and is one of the most renowned British artists working today. Known for the use of art historical references in his paintings, Brown appropriates images changing their shape, form, colour, and dimension, traversing artistic time zones from the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo through to Impressionism, Expressionism and Surrealism and referencing artists such as Jean Louis Fragonard, Salvador Dalí and John Martin - who was also born in the north east. 

This exhibition will feature new works created by Brown, shown alongside his own arrangement of pictures and sculptures selected from the Laing collection with a small number of loans from private lenders and the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University. Supported by the Friends of the Laing Art Gallery.  

The artwork In the end we all succumb to the pull of the molten core by Glenn Brown was kindly donated to the collection as part of the Contemporary Art Society’s Great Works scheme, with the support of the artist and the Sfumato Foundation.