Wanderlust: the World in Watercolour

A journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world

A watercolour painting of Eza in France

Dates

Until Saturday 8 July

Visitor Information

Opening times

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

Free entry, donations are welcome. No booking required.

About

This exhibition of the Laing’s watercolour collection will take you on a journey through three centuries and increasingly distant parts of the world, starting from a scene of Newcastle.

The ever increasing popularity of watercolour combined with new travel routes defined where artists could visit. The artists, along with prevailing fashions in society and art defined how the British public saw the world. Featured artists include Edward Lear, JMW Turner, John Constable, David Roberts, JW Carmichael and John Singer Sargent.