The Granary Gallery
25 May – 13 October 2019
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Free admission.
As Turner journeyed through Northumberland he would have witnessed some of the most remote and rural landscapes of his 1797 tour, as he visited the County’s magnificent castles and vast sandy beaches.
Additional works on show at the Granary Gallery reflect his journey including the major watercolour Warkworth Castle, Northumberland - Thunder Storm Approaching at Sunset on loan from the V&A, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1799. From Warkworth he travelled onto Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh Castle before taking the ferry over to Holy Island and then onto Berwick-upon-Tweed, the most northerly point of his tour.
Also included are three works of Norham Castle, a subject that liberated him as a landscape painter and which between 1797 and the mid-1840s remain among the most celebrated of his career.
Turner: Northern Exposure at The Granary Gallery is supported by Northumberland County Council, Berwick Town Council, Sir James Knott Trust and the Joicey Trust.