‘Views From The Happy Hunting Ground’ Inaugural Talk
Join local historian Tony Barrow as he explores the symbolism and hidden meaning behind one of the exhibition’s paintings by John Wilson Carmichael. Carmichael’s ‘Mouth of the Tyne’ painting which is on loan from Port of Tyne, reflects a late 19th century image of industrial life at the mouth of the River Tyne and the return of the whaling ship the Lady Jane.
Tony’s talk will contrast this painting with another Carmichael painting featuring the Lord Gambier, another North East Arctic Whaler, and highlight some of the stories within the paintings that may be hidden to an untrained eye.
Normal admission charges apply £2 per adult; under 16’s and Network Members free. The £2 admission charge also includes entry into the exhibition as well as into our new heritage gallery exhibition; ‘It Started with a fish and ended in a pla(i)ce’
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