Sean Scully: 1970

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.

A major retrospective presented across the Laing Art Gallery and the Hatton

Sean Scully


Until 28 May 2018 (historic exhibition)


Sean Scully is renowned globally as the master of Post-Minimalist Abstraction and it was in 1968 when Scully started at Newcastle University that the breakthroughs in his work occurred, laying the foundation for the rest of his career. 

Presenting paintings and drawings from 1968-1974, this exhibition demonstrates the remarkable early confidence of Scully’s work and the genesis of his continued fascination with stripes, and the spaces in between. 

Now in his seventies, Scully has been twice shortlisted for the Turner Prize and his work is in the collection of virtually every major museum around the world. 

Sean Scully: 1970 is presented across the Hatton Gallery and the Laing Art Gallery.

Image: Sean Scully with Diagonal Light, 1972. Image courtesy the artist © Sean Scully