1 May—6 July 2014

Turner: Watercolours from the West

This exhibition has now finished in Bristol.

Turner: Watercolours from the West brings together works from the Holburne Museum, Victoria Art Gallery, the Wilson, and a private collection, and is the first opportunity to see Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s new acquisition ‘The Mouth of the Avon, Seen from a Cave below Clifton’.

You can still see it at:

These detailed early Bristol and Bath scenes show the emergence of interests that can still be seen in his looser, more atmospheric later works.

The exhibition ran at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery from 1 May – 6 July 2014 where nearly 20,000 visitors came to see it. Some pictures of it here, and at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, are below.

Supported by Arts Council England and Friends of Bristol Art Gallery.

Video below showing our curator Dr Jenny Gaschke talking about the show

The exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Photo of the Turner exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Photo of the Turner exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Photo of the Turner exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Photo of the Turner exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

The exhibition at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Photo of the Turner exhibition at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery