EXHIBITION TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF RMS MAURETANIA


The Royal Mail Ship Mauretania.
The Royal Mail Ship Mauretania sailed her maiden voyage in 1907.

AN EXHIBITION: Comics and paintings by Newcastle UK Stuckist Painters and Mauretania Comics artists Paul Harvey and Chris Reynolds plus guest Mike Tilley. Newcastle Arts Centre. Opened by Pauline Murray.

Autumn 2007.


Mauretania Relics:
The 'Mauretania' storms towards us from the cover of 'My Picture Book of Ships'.
The four-funnel Mauretania storms towards us from the cover of My Picture Book of Ships. Also the Wonder Book of Ships!

Wallsend Slipway Co. commemorative collection of pages from 'Engineering', illustrating the building of the ship.
Wallsend Slipway Co. commemorative collection of pages from Engineering, illustrating the building of the ship, original Mauretania Comics in the foreground.

Part-built Airfix kit of the Mauretania.
Part-built Airfix kit of the Mauretania. Humfrey Jordan's book Mauretania, far right.

Copies of original Mauretania Comics.
Copies of original Mauretania Comics.

Pipe cleaner holder made from the decking of the Mauretania plus Cunard luggage label.
The Wonder Book of Ships behind a 'pipe cleaner holder' made from recycled decking of the Mauretania plus a Cunard luggage label tag.

Medal made from the metal of the Mauretania, given away to passengers to commemorate the maiden voyage of the 'New' Mauretania, launched in the 1950's.
Medal made from the metal of the original Mauretania, given away to passengers to commemorate the maiden voyage of the 'New' Mauretania, launched in the 1950's.

More about the Exhibition
The exhibition was opened by Pauline Murray, reading an extract from Humfrey Jordan's Mauretania describing the maiden voyage. Paintings by Newcastle Stuckists and Mauretania Comics artists Paul Harvey and Chris Reynolds plus a collage by photographer Mike Tilley were displayed. Celebratory emails containing exracts from Humfrey Jordan's Mauretania were sent to New York artist Ben Katchor, creator of the Atlantic Ocean Laundry comic.

RMS Mauretania Maiden Voyage
"On that November evening the Mauretania untied from the Prince's Landing Stage just after 7.30. The weather promised well." - Humfrey Jordan: Mauretania - Landfalls and Departures of Twenty-Five Years.

Career of RMS Mauretania
The Cunarder Mauretania was the world's fastest ship and the longest-ever holder of the famous transatlantic speed record, the Blue Riband. Built in Newcastle, she sailed the line between Britain and the New World completely successfully for twenty-five years, surviving to be towed to the shipyard at the end of her spectacular career.

This exhibition was held in the autumn of 2007 at Newcastle Arts Centre Limited, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1SG Telephone : 0191 2615618 (This exhibition ran during the autumn of 2007.)



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