Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition

Posted by on April 10, 2015 in Blog | 2 comments

Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition

From June 27th to September 27th 2015 Lincoln will be hosting a unique exhibition. Across five sites – the Wren and Medieval Libraries of the Cathedral, the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault, the Collection and the Usher Gallery – visitors will be able to see wonderful art associated with the county. The Historic Lincoln Trust has worked closely with the great public and private collections, with work being leant from the Royal Collection, the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Archives and the National Portrait Gallery, amongst others.



The Trust has asked me to display my work based on the Luttrell Psalter in conjunction with this exhibition, and I am delighted to play a small part in something so wonderful.

I will have around a dozen works of varying sizes on show (and for sale), including illuminated letters like this:


Luttrell Psalter illuminated letter D by Toni Watts

Luttrell Psalter, detail. 24 carat gold leaf, shell gold and egg tempera with traditional pigments by Toni Watts.


I have also been asked to produce a special presentation piece – more details to come when I am allowed to tell!

I’m told there will be no charge for the exhibition which will be open between 10am and 5pm every day. So if you’d like to see works by Turner, Lowry and Stubbs, the two volumes of Lincoln’s Chapter Bible reunited for the first time in 400 years, Matthew Flinder’s 1804 map of Australia, many other treasures never seen in Lincolnshire before (and unlikely to be seen here again) and some illuminated works done by yours truly, do come along.


  1. At which museum is the Flinders map of Australia on exhibition? We cannot find information as to where each artifact is exhibited. Can you help? Bob Goodman

    • I agree – the information is difficult to find online. There is a small guidebook for sale which costs £2 and lists all the artifacts by site. I picked mine up from The Collection (Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP ), which is where the Flinders map is exhibited. The staff on the front desk will be able to point you in the right direction. Do let me know if I can help further – hope you enjoy the exhibition!

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