The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle – ‘Liquid Lights: Painting in Watercolour’
March-August 2022: the exhibition features some 200 works from over 170 artists, selected from the Laing Art Gallery’s collection, with loans from the Tate; Arts Council Collection; Shipley Art Gallery; and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. It spans more than three centuries and includes important pictures from about 1780 to 1880, when British watercolours became established as an influential art movement. The initial focus on landscapes was expanded to reflect the ideas and styles of the major 19th and 20th-century art movements, as artists experimented with this versatile medium.
Three of Nerys’s works are included: Pale Pink Nerine with two Purple Tulips (2001), Doge’s Palace, Venice (1994) and Nasturtium with Blue Leaf (2000), alongside works by JMW Turner, John Sell Cotman, Thomas Girtin, Anne Redpath, Helen Allingham, Marie Spartali-Stillman, Edward Burne-Jones, Arthur Melville, Tracey Emin, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Edward Burra, Jennifer Durrant and others.