Laurence Stephen Lowry’s Canal and Factories

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Largely inspired by his native Manchester and nearby Salford, Lowry's cityscapes, populated by his famous 'matchstick' people, focused affectionately on the the mills, factories and smoking chimneys of industry. These composite scenes mixed reality and imagination to create Lowry’s own powerful and unforgettable vision of modern industrialism.


Image Credit: Canal and Factories, Laurence Stephen Lowry, National Galleries of Scotland. © The Estate of L.S. Lowry. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017.

  • When

    Sep. 7, 2018 - May. 12, 2019 11:00am — 4:00pm

  • Cost
    Member/Explorer Pass holder: FREE. Adult: £7.50. Child aged 5–15: £4.50. Child under 5: FREEConcession: £6.00Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 60+ or unemployed.Admission to the shop and tea room on the ground floor is free. Admission prices are subject to change.

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