Conscience & Conflict: British Artists & the Spanish Civil War, featuring Picasso, Burra & Miro. Open until 7 June.

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One from our collection today - 'The Dark Pool' by Dame Laura Knight. Did any of you come to our Laura Knight exhibition last year?

11:00am 19 Apr 2015

Next Saturday we have a talk from the curator of our Conscience & Conflict exhibition, who is Creative Director of Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. We are really looking forward to it, it should be very interesting! I hope lots of you are planning to come along...

Saturday Talk with the Exhibition Curator, Simon Martin - Laing Art Gallery
In the 1930s artists working in every style - including the Bloomsbury Group, the Surrealists and even abstract artists - were inspired by the Spanish Civil War to create paintings, sculptures, posters, banners and even volunteer to fight. Curator of the exhibition Simon Martin, Artistic Director of…

10:00am 18 Apr 2015


West End Stories: Gerrard Robinson

West End Stories is a programme of events, talks and community exhibitions about West Newcastle upon Tyne. It has been developed in partnership with St James' Centre for Heritage & Culture in Benwell. Gerrad Robinson was a wood carver and artisan who was born in Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1848. He died in 1891 in Pine Street in the West End of Newcastle. Art Historian John Millard talks about Robinson's life and work including: The Boar Hunt' from 1879 which can be seen in the Northern Spirit Gallery at the Laing Art Gallery and the wood carving Tam O'Shanter' which was used in the West End Stories exhibition in 2013.