I would like to say an enourmous 'thank you' to the John Martin Circle for helping to make John Martin: Heaven & Hell such a great success. View Roll of Honour
Thanks to you we were able to secure the loan of four outstanding paintings from the Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, Connecticut, United States) including Belshazzar’s Feast.
None of these pictures had been seen in the region before and I was delighted that we could include them in the Laing Art Gallery show.
A major review of John Martin’s work was long overdue, and with your help, we created a landmark exhibition that will live in the memory.
Sadly John Martin: Heaven & Hell has now finished in Newcastle but you can still see it at Tate Britain from 21 September to 15 January 2012.
The John Martin Circle was launched on 19 July 2010 and over the past 12 months I have enjoyed sharing my passion for John Martin with so many like minded people.
You are very important group of people and your kind support has made a real difference to our work.
On behalf of the 81,000 people who visited John Martin: Heaven & Hell, thank you.
Julie Milne, Curator, Laing Art Gallery