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Running alongside the exhibition 'Challenging Convention', the Laing Art Gallery is also exhibiting this display of over 50 watercolours and pastels complemented by etchings and screenprints.

Artists including Vanessa Bell, Winifred Knights, Ithell Colquhoun, Annie French, Lucy Kemp-Welch, Thérèse Lessore, Hilda Carline and Paule Vézelay are all represented, as well as other accomplished but lesser-known female artists working in the first part of the 20th century.

The exhibition has been brought together by renowned art dealers, Liss Llewellyn and includes some works from private collections as well as pictures from the Laing collection.The display will be accompanied by a new Liss Llewellyn publication.

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Laing Art Gallery

New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 8AG

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Temporarily closed - Opening 17 May

Fewer people will be admitted (timeslots / we may ask you to queue)

Please follow the government’s social distancing guidance and we ask that you follow the one-way route around the venue

Some spaces in our venue may be closed, until it is safe to open them.

We’ve increased cleaning and recommend you use the hand sanitiser stations around the gallery.

Our staff and volunteers are on hand to help you adjust to the new way of visiting.

You do not need a ticket to access the main gallery spaces, shop and café – you only need to book for the Challenging Convention exhibition (17 May - 21 August 2021)

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