This is the first exhibition to celebrate the extraordinary artistic outpourings that volcanic eruptions have triggered over the past five centuries.
The exhibition ranges from early engravings, showing imagined cross-sections of the fiery centre of the earth, to an explosive series of paintings by Joseph Wright, J M W Turner and Andy Warhol. It is a chance to examine the presence of volcanoes as geological phenomena and their power and influence, through an exciting range of historic and recent works of art.
Eye-opening and spectacular, the exhibition traces a route through the sequence of volcanic eruptions – from the calm volcano and first ominous rumblings, to cataclysmic explosion, through panic and death to aftermath, and then quietly back to dormancy and extinction.
Thu 3 May, 11.30am - 12.30pm and 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Fri 18 May, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm.
30 June 2018 - 30 September 2018, 11am - 5pm