Preview – Legacies
JMW Turner and contemporary art practice

Dorothy Cross, Basking Shark Currach, 2013,
Basking shark skin, wooden currach frame, Image courtesy of the artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin. Photo: Stephen White

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Legacies: JMW Turner and contemporary art practice exhibition

22 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

A master of history, landscape and marine painting, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) challenged accepted conventions in art, often shocking his contemporaries with his techniques and candid portrayal of the modern world. Legacies will consider the impact JMW Turner through the lens of contemporary art, highlighting the ongoing relevance of his work for artists practising today.