Jock McFadyen Goes to The Lowry

Sat 16 October - Sun 27 February

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Lowry: An exhibition 45 years in the making

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Scottish artist, Jock McFadyen, displays key work from throughout his life here at The Lowry Galleries, home to one of his artistic influences, LS Lowry.

Bringing together a range of works spanning 45 years, the exhibition highlights McFadyen’s passion for painting the overlooked margins of the modern city and its inhabitants as well as huge panoramic views of the natural world. The artist’s obsession however is always with the qualities of the painted surface, as is the case with LS Lowry.

In homage, McFadyen has also placed a number of works from The Lowry Collection next to his own pictures, prompting surprising visual connections and placing Lowry alongside contemporary urban landscapes.

Image: Manchester Ship Canal by Jock McFadyen.

“I paint places and people – as did Lowry.
To have the opportunity to exhibit my pictures alongside his in a gallery dedicated to his work is the thrill of my career.”


A word from Jock


About the artist

McFadyen was born in Paisley in 1950 and moved to England aged 15 in 1966. His work is held in 40 public museum collections including Tate Gallery, The National Gallery, The V&A and The British Museum.

He was elected to The Royal Academy in 2012 and in 2019 he was chief curator of that year’s Summer Exhibition. McFadyen lives and works in London, Edinburgh and France.

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