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.


THREAD: Contemporary Textiles

THREAD: Contemporary Textiles is an exhibition of all forms of textile arts including embroidery, cross stitch, tapestry and more. The exhibition shows how textile art today goes beyond the purely decorative, showing its connections to folk traditions, abstract art, word and activism. The exhibition follows on from our successful exhibition New Quilting, and again shows a surprising and modern look at a traditional craft form. It shows that that these beautiful and intricately crafted objects can hold a much deeper…
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brick science

Brick Science: Rheged’s Lego Lab

Friday 12 July - Sunday 1 September 2019 This Summer experience an interactive and fun-filled LEGO® laboratory, featuring dozens of things to do across 6 science themes! The Space Zone Learn about the planets and make your own LEGO® planet portrait. The Sound Zone Learn about how sound travels and play with musical instruments. The Forces Zone Race LEGO® cars, and experiment with your design to go faster and further. The Electricity Zone Complete a tricky LEGO® circuitry puzzle. The…
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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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