Turner: Northern Exposure

Turner: Northern Exposure

The Granary Gallery
Off Bridge Street
TD15 1HJ

01289 330999

Norham Castle, on the River Tweed. c1822-3. Turner, Joseph Mallord William 1775-1851. Tate. Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. (c) Tate, London 2019


This major new exhibition of works by  JMW Turner, one of the most renowned of English Romantic artists, explores his transformation from an architectural draughtsman, when he set out on his first North of England tour in 1797, to a poet of the landscape sublime, which culminated in the arrival at his most northerly point in England, the village of Norham in Northumberland.

Focusing on his 1797 Northern Tour, the exhibition traces Turner’s journey as he left London and travelled up the country visiting many of the great castles and abbeys of Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland, before reaching Berwick and turning west to Cumbria and the Lakes.

The journey is illustrated by 13 colour studies on loan from the Turner bequest at Tate with further works focusing specifically on Northumberland from the V&A and Manchester Art Gallery.

A programme of exhibition tours, lectures and practical workshops exploring Turner’s work in more detail is being delivered in partnership with Berwick Educational Association, full details here.

Turner: Northern Exposure is a touring exhibition initiated by Berwick Visual Arts in partnership with Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate and is supported by the Art Fund with the Weston Loan Programme.

Turner: Northern Exposure at The Granary Gallery is also supported by Northumberland County Council, Berwick Town Council, Sir James Knott Trust and the Joicey Trust.

Turner: Northern Exposure takes place at...
Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Museums and galleries)

Ticketing information

Type Entry for Guide price
(Free Admission)
per ticket

Free entry, donations welcome.

Dates & times for Turner: Northern Exposure, Berwick-upon-Tweed

From To
Saturday25/05/2019Sunday13/10/201911:00 - 16:00
Saturday 25/05/2019 11:00 Sunday 13/10/2019 16:00

Exhibition runs from 25th May-13th October 2019.

Gallery open Wed-Sun 11am-4pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).


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