– Posted on Monday 28th February 2022

On Friday 4 March, Manx National Heritage will welcome the return of Martin Hearne, for an engaging public lecture about his current exhibition at the Manx Museum, Day For Night: A Season in Douglas.

This unique lecture offers the opportunity to discover more about one of the Isle of Man’s most prominent international artists.  Trained under Norman Sayle, Martin Hearne attended the Douglas School of Art from 1966 – 1968, before going on to study painting at St. Martins School of Art in London. After many years teaching art at schools and colleges he became Head of Ceramics at Bradford School of Art, a post he held until retiring in 2015.

His latest exhibition at the Manx Museum explores the visual transformation of Douglas into a postcard perfect holiday destination from the heady days of tourism during the 50s, 60s and 70s. Using the vivid, vibrant colours of the holiday season, Hearne’s public lecture and collection of artworks will reveal how the Isle of Man inspired his artistic career, transporting audiences back to brightly coloured beach balls and evenings spent under the bright lights of Douglas promenade.

A number of the artworks featured in the exhibition have been sold to private collectors, with one set to make its way to the United States.  A limited number remain available to purchase, with an exhibition catalogue also available from the Manx Museum Shop.

Tickets cost £5 for students or £10 for non-concessions, available from  Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6.30pm start in the Manx Museum Lecture Theatre, with an opportunity to view the exhibition prior to the talk.


Image Caption: International Artist, Martin Hearne, pictured in Day for Night.


Media contact:

Lynsey Clague, Communications Manager – Manx National Heritage

Isle of Man Registered Charity No 603

T: 01624 648032



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