Lowry and the Sea

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Lowry and the Sea explores the artist’s connection to Berwick and his lifelong fascination with the sea.

Lowry is one of Britain’s most recognisable artists, best known for his industrial scenes of the North-West. However, the sea was a constant presence in his life. During his childhood he enjoyed regular family holidays on the Lancashire coast. Later he travelled extensively throughout the British Isles, regularly visiting the North-East and its coast.

He first visited Berwick-upon-Tweed in the mid-1930s and continued to visit the town until his death in 1976, drawn by its clear air and views out to the North Sea.

Lowry and the Sea includes works on loan from The Lowry, Salford, The Arts Council Collection, Royal Academy of Arts and several private collections, and is the first curated exhibition of his works in the town for 10 years.


Free Sundays

On the following Sundays, access to the exhibition will be free of charge for everyone, but you must book a ticket.

2 June, 7 July, 4 August, 1 September and 6 October 2024.

Talks & Guided Tours

During the exhibition period, there will be an opportunity to join us for a range of additional activities, including talks, art workshops and guided tours of the exhibition.

What you need to know about booking your tickets to see the exhibition

Tickets for the Lowry and the Sea exhibition are now on sale: online at maltingsberwick.co.uk or by visiting or telephoning The Maltings Box Office.

Our Box Office telephone number is 01289 330 999. Box Office hours are Mondays: 11am – 3pm, Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am – 4pm

You can also book your tickets by visiting The Granary Gallery (Weds – Sundays 11am – 4pm)


Important Ticket Information

  • The Lowry and the Sea day ticket allows the ticket holder entry to the exhibition anytime between the hours of 11.00am – 3.30pm on your chosen date.
  • All tickets issued also allow the ticket holder the opportunity to visit the exhibition again, if they wish.
  • Your tickets can be emailed to you as an e-ticket (a downloadable PDF) or printed at our Box Office for collection or posting.
  • Discounts will be applied at checkout online when choosing your concessionary ticket type online or in person at the Granary Gallery or in person or by telephone at our Box Office.
  • Friends of Maltings discounts will be applied at checkout, once you have signed into your account.
  • Proof of entitlement to the free concessionary tickets must be available at time of booking or on entry to the exhibition, if requested.
  • Booking in advance is advised.


Lowry and the Sea has been made possible with a grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund and is supported by Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Thanks to our local business supporters – Berwick Garden Centre, Greaves West & Ayre, Laurence J Pearson – Chartered Accounts, Rojo Antiques and The Walls Bed & Breakfast for supporting the exhibition.

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