A special visit

 HRH and JY with the portrait
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and Jonathan Yeo
Recently the Laing Gallery had a special visitor, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall met Jonathan Yeo, renowned portrait artist, who gave her a personal tour of his exhibition and of course she was able to see her own portrait.  Jonathan had painted the picture over a number of visits to Clarence House so this was the first time that the Duchess had seen the finished portrait.
Her Royal Highness also had time to see some of the other impressive artworks from the Laing’s permanent exhibitions and time to meet gallery staff and volunteers.
There were some double-takes from unsuspecting visitors using the cafe when the Duchess was guided through to our impressive marble hall as the visit was hush hush on a need to know basis.
Join us for more exhibitions coming to the gallery this year – you never know who you may bump into!
You can contact us on 0191 261 0962, e-mail us art@flag.fslife.co.uk or pop in and see us, there’s usually someone in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday’s. You can also print out an application form by clicking here.

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