'The World We Live In' at Turnpike Gallery, Leigh

05 August 2011

Turnpike Gallery, Leigh

10 September - 5 November 2011


Specially selected from the Arts Council Collection, this exhibition celebrates 40 years of the Turnpike Gallery.  Paintings, sculpture, photography and video by 24 artists have been brought together because they tell us something about living in a place like Leigh: from images of urban architecture and industrial landscape, to the imaginative humour within every day life.


The exhibition includes post-war and contemporary works by some leading British artists, several of whom have shown previously at the Turnpike, inlcuding: LS Lowry, Frank Auerbach, William Scott, Carel Weight and Rachel Whiteread.


Events and workshops

The World We Live In



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With nearly 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyondThis website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.