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.


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C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition 2017

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER // In partnership with Eden Arts, this exhibition is selected from an open call of contemporary artists who live and work in Cumbria as well as those who originated from the county. Each year an artist is selected from a shortlist and awarded the accolade ‘Cumbrian Artists of the Year’ at an awards ceremony.  As well as the panel selected award, the public are invited to cast their vote during the exhibition, and at…
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Trying on Hats - Anita Klein 600

THE GREAT PRINT EXHIBITION 2017

FRI 17 NOVEMBER 2017 - SUN 4 FEBRUARY  2018 || The Great Print Exhibition is the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. With over 350 framed artworks on the wall by over 60 printmakers from up and down Britain, it’s an excellent chance to see and buy original art. You’ll be able to learn about this widely varied art form, with information on how different prints are made and videos showing artists making their work, along with examples…
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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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