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The National Gallery Visits Newport

John Constable’s ‘The Cornfield’

In June 2023 John Constable’s celebrated painting ‘The Cornfield’ visited Newport. The town was one of just 5 places selected around the UK as part of the National Gallery’s Visits Programme. Local school children had the opportunity to view the painting and take part in related workshops. The resources developed for these workshops and others provided by The National Gallery are available to help you explore this iconic painting.

Resources for Teachers

Designed by the Isle of Wight Heritage Education Service and Independent Arts, using information supplied by the National Gallery.

PowerPoint Presentations:

These presentations are also available as a PDF:

Designed by Independent Arts.

John Constable, about 1799 © The National Portrait Gallery

Resources from the National Gallery

On the National Gallery website you can:

Rural Life Workshop

A workshop exploring rural life on the Isle of Wight is available from the Isle of Wight Heritage Education Service. Discover what daily life might have been like for a child living in the Isle of Wight countryside during Victorian times using original artefacts, replica costumes and photographs from Island photographer James Dore.

This workshop is available in school or at the Museum of Island History.

For more details and to enquire visit the online workshops and visits catalogue.

Video: Constable Visits Newport