L.S. Lowry

A selection of works by the famous 'matchstick men' artist

South Shields Museum Art Gallery


Saturday 29 April - Saturday 9 September

Visitor Information


10am-5pm Monday to Friday

11am-4pm Saturday

Closed Sunday


Free entry, donations welcome


2017 marks 130 years since Lowry’s birth. In the later years of his life he spent much of his time in the North East, particularly in Sunderland and South Shields. Here the sea became a prominent theme in his work.

He also became increasingly interested in creating humorous images and caricatures. This exhibition presents some examples of his pictures from this period, including ‘Four People’, on loan from a private collector, which presents an intriguing scene set in Marine Park, South Shields.