Jock McFadyen Goes to the Lowry

Shekina Rose, Families Editor
Jock McFadyen at the Lowry
Jock McFadyen

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Lowry: An exhibition 45 years in the making at The Lowry, Salford 16 October 2021 — 27 February 2022 Entrance is free — Visit now

Jock McFadyen Goes To The Lowry is the first major art exhibition to take place at The Lowry since it reopened following lockdown. The exhibition is running from Saturday 16 October 2021 to Sunday 27 February 2022, and displays paintings by renowned Scottish Artist, Jock McFadyen, whose life’s work has been significantly influenced by artist LS Lowry.

The collection features McFadyen’s paintings from throughout his life as an artist, spanning forty-five years. It highlights McFadyen’s passion and skill for capturing the often unnoticed parts of a modern city, and the people and communities within the cities and towns we inhabit. His work also cleverly encapsulates the wider, all-encompassing views of the natural, scenic world, the spaces that sit on the blurred edges of our periphery. McFadyen’s paintings hone in on some of the specific details that are often missed in daily life.

In tribute to LS Lowry, McFadyen has placed a number of works from The Lowry Collection alongside his own pictures. Visitors will be both surprised and delighted by the stunning visual connections between Lowry’s paintings and McFadyen’s thoughtful and artistic take on the urban landscapes of the present day.

On the exhibition, Jock McFadyen said: “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.”

McFadyen was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1950. He moved to England in 1966, aged fifteen. He was elected to The Royal Academy in 2012 and in 2019 he was chief curator of that year’s Summer Exhibition. He has paintings held in forty public museum collections. These include The Tate Gallery, The National Gallery, The V&A,  The British Museum and The Scottish Museum of Modern Art, alongside a number of corporate and private collections in the UK and abroad.

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Lowry: An exhibition 45 years in the making at The Lowry, Salford 16 October 2021 — 27 February 2022 Entrance is free Visit now

What's on at The Lowry

A white woman with long brown hair sits naked on a table with her legs open. A silhouette of somebody’s head is blocking her breasts, stomach & vulva. She is looking down. Beef steaks that look like labia hang on either side of her.
High Steaks at The Lowry

Eloina Haines’ one-woman show is a contemporary and deeply affecting performance about labia-shaming and cosmetic surgery.

0.00 -Pay-What-You-Decide
Aakash Odedra - Mehek at The Lowry
DanceThe Quays
Aakash Odedra – Mehek at The Lowry

An enchanting exploration of the human heart masterfully danced by Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas, the great South Asian dancers of their respective generations.

from £16.50

Where to go near Jock McFadyen Goes to the Lowry

Irwell Sculpture Trail

The 33-mile trail, which follows the River Irwell from Salford Quays all the way to Bacup in Pennine Lancashire, has been around for over a decade, but it’s recently been restored and expanded.

Shopping Centre
Lowry Outlet Mall

The Lowry Outlet Mall in The Quays district of Manchester sits opposite both The Lowry and MediaCityUK, Europe’s largest media hub and the home of BBC North.

Bar or Pub
Central Bay

Central Bay is a new waterfront dining and drinking destination at Quayside MediaCity, opening summer 2023.

The Quays
The Alchemist Mediacity

The latest offering from the UK-conquering Alchemist has an energetic vibe similar to others in this highly-regarded chain of restaurants.

at Salford Quays

Jump into waters of dock 9 at Salford Quays with Uswim, they bring the benefits and freedom of open water swimming to the convenience of a central location.

11 Central

11 Central is a new bar and microbrewery launched by local brewing legends SEVEN BRO7HERS BREWING CO at the Central Bay site in Salford.

Ice Rink
MCUK Ice Rink
at Media City

Embrace that most Christmassy of activities and get your skates on outside of the chaotic city centre this winter. The Ice Rink at Media City will be serving festive fun till January 5th.

Booths Media City

The Booths branch at Media City, Salford Quays is much appreciated by TV, radio and media executives who work in the area.

What's on: Exhibitions

Culture Guides

Festival-goers at Green Island
Music in Manchester and the North

Gazing longingly towards the good times that will accompany the surely imminent sun, we take a look at the best music festivals coming up in Manchester and Salford.

Theatre in Manchester and the North
Theatre in Manchester and the North

Affecting contemporary performances and fresh, relevant takes on enduring classics, we pick out shows that help us scrutinise the world we live in.