JMW Turner, Coniston Fells 1801 (D.1892.93)

The Whitworth has teamed up with The Guardian Northener blog to brighten up the online weather forecast with fantastic works from the Prints and Drawings collection. I’m currently working on pulling together a range of works depicting parts of Northern England in various weather conditions. These works will be shown on the website to illustrate the day’s forecast for specific regions and will be accompanied by a piece of information about each one. The broad range of art will demonstrate how artists have embraced the drama and changeability of the British weather to convey the power of nature and the unique quality of the Northern British landscape.

We’re hoping this will inspire people to consider their own region in relation to these timeless and unifying images – and will hopefully create some online dialogue.  A great way to explore the collection on a daily basis.