Lowry lays on display around new movie

Published: 21 July 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Timothy Spall as L S Lowry

The Lowry in Salford is hosting a special art display to mark the upcoming cinema biography about the painter from whom the arts centre takes its name.

It includes behind the scenes photographs from Mrs Lowry and Son, props from the set, film clips, mood boards, shooting schedules and the final screenplay signed by the film’s stars.

Released in cinemas nationwide on August 30, the film stars Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave and shines a light on the relationship between Lowry and his mother Elizabeth, sometimes one of his biggest critics.

A selection of paintings and watercolours by Timothy Spall, painted during and after filming, features in the display, which will sit alongside The Lowry’s permanent exhibition, L S Lowry: The Art & The Artist.

Claire Stewart, curator of The Lowry Collection, said, “this is a real treat for L S Lowry fans. Mrs Lowry & Son brings to life the very complicated relationship that Lowry had with his mother—who features in a number of his paintings and drawings that we have in the collection. Timothy Spall is a talented painter in his own right and this is a special opportunity to see his paintings.”