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Gerrard sponsors a glimpse of paradise

Wealth management firm Gerrard is sponsoring Paradise, the National Gallery touring exhibition in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The exhibition opened its current run on April 12 and will continue until June 29 at the Laing Gallery. It has previously run in Bristol and has work from various artists including Constable, Corot, Gauguin, Monet, Rothko and Poussin.

The exhibition is divided between Eden, A Perfect World and A Personal Paradise and features 21 works, with 15 from the National Gallery&#39s collection including Monet&#39s Waterlilies and Constable&#39s Cornfields.

This is the second in a series of four exhibitions organised by a partnership scheme set up by the National Gallery, the Laing Art Gallery and the Bristol Museums & Art Gallery.

The partnership will also allow the venues to develop education and outreach projects to run alongside the exhibitions.

National Gallery director Charles Saumerez Smith says: “The touring exhibitions are an increasingly important part of the National Gallery&#39s regular activity as we are committed to bringing these great paintings to as wide a British audience as possible. We are delighted that Paradise has been so enthusiastically received at its previous venue in Bristol and we are confident that visitors to the Laing will enjoy it just as much.”

Head of Gerrard&#39s Newcastle office Andrew Miller says: “We are delighted here at Gerrard to be involved with bringing another remarkable collection of pictures to the Laing. We have a strong presence in the North-east and we believe that sponsoring the arts is good not only for the region but good for business. We also hope that our support will help boost the North-east&#39s bid to become Capital of Culture in 2008.”

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