The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East.

The Gallery has a packed programme of free events which include gallery talks, family activities and artists’ events.

The permanent collection of art can be enjoyed throughout the season with important paintings by John Martin, William Holman-Hunt, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tademaand sculpture by Henry Moore, amongst others.

There are events throughout the year including talks from leading contemporary artists and fun activities for families. Many of these events, like the gallery, are free of charge.

The works on show change regularly to show the impressive range of art in the collection so please contact the gallery if you wish to see a particular piece of work.

Visit theWhat's On sectionto find out more about the Laing's current exhibitions and events.

The Gallery also has a shop and cafe - click here to read more about the shop.

The Laing Art Gallery is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Newcastle City Council.

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We've just confirmed our first Conservation Experience Day this Friday! You can go behind the scenes and work with our art conservation specialists. Find out more at the link below

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing-art-gallery/whats-on/events/conservation-experience-day-at-the-laing.html


Conservation Experience Day at the Laing - Laing Art Gallery
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Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes here at the Laing Art Gallery? Ever wanted to get even closer to some of our paintings?

1:53pm 21 Jul 2014

Sarah Richardson from our art team has written a new blog post about artist Victor Noble Rainbird who fought in WWI

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/engage/blog/a-north-east-artist-in-the-trenches-in-world-war-1/

A North-East Artist in the Trenches in World War 1 | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
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This view of soldiers in a trench on the Somme battlefront around Péronne was drawn by Victor Noble Rainbird, a local artist who fought with various battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers during the First World War. His sketch shows a trench bell, set up to warn of gas attacks. Both sides in the…

9:09am 21 Jul 2014

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Matthew Darbyshire: Oak Effect

Artist Matthew Darbyshire talks to us in his studio about creating Oak Effect. This major new installation at The Shipley Art Gallery (25th January - 17th May 2014) by one of Britain's most exciting artists Matthew Darbyshire consists of a huge variety of wooden objects arranged in a home interior, itself constructed wholly from oak veneer. The objects were chosen by Matthew Darbyshire from the venues and stored collections managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums including those of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Oak Effect explores a world of collisions between objects, styles and eras and creates an unsettling tension between the authentic and artificial. The installation was displayed at Bloomberg Space, London in April 2013 and is a collaboration between Bloomberg SPACE, Tramway Glasgow and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

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18 Jul 2014

I am a MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies student at Newcastle University, as part of my degree I am completing an eight week work placement at South Shields…