Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

In our spacious Gallery on the top floor, we host a changing programme of five exhibitions every year which have a connection with our Cumbria home. Some exhibitions break the bounds of the Gallery and take over the centre, so you may find art in unexpected places. Each exhibition is curated with a leading cultural organisation or a creative community around us. We are proud to exhibit work by Cumbria’s world class artists and craftspeople, often see here for the first time. This strong relationship with artists means we can show creativity at its most diverse, as well as reflecting life in the landscape.

We also hire some of our exhibitions for touring – find out more here.


Woman's Hour Craft Prize

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize

Friday 14 September -  28 October 2018. Showcasing the most innovative and exciting craft practice in the UK today, the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize exhibition from the V&A marks the 70th anniversary of BBC Woman’s Hour. A collaboration between the V&A, BBC Radio 4 and the Crafts Council, this is the most comprehensive prize of its kind. Ceramicist Phoebe Cummings was named the winner on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour broadcast live from the V&A on 8 November 2017. She…
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Hands-on history with LEGO. Rheged Centre, Penrith 1920

Past exhibitions

In our spacious Gallery on the top floor, we host a changing programme of five exhibitions every year which have a connection with our Cumbrian home. Find out more about our past exhibitions here.
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