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.


Lake District Landscape and Language: Lost and Found

Lake District Landscape and Language: Lost and Found Friends of the Lake District's 85th Birthday Exhibition This exhibition, uses words and photographs to celebrating the 85 years of Friends of the Lake District. Historic Lakeland scenes taken from photographer Gwen Bertelsman’s book ‘Lakeland Life in the 1940s and 1950s’ juxtaposed with photographs of the same scenes as they look today, by renowned local photographers Rosamund and John MacFarlane. Accompanying the photos are ‘lost’ words for landscape taken inspired by their…
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The Westmorland Landscape Prize

A brand new exhibition and art prize developed by Rheged that celebrates and interrogates our relationship with the landscape. Selected from over 1000 entries from across the UK the exhibition consists of work by 70 artists. The top prize is £10,000 prize, announced at a special event on 12 September. The exhibition was selected by a panel of eminent individuals from the art world: Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica Magazine; Anne Desmet RA, Artist and Royal Academician; and Hazel Stone,…
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Great Print Exhibition 5

This is the fifth edition of our popular Great Print Exhibition, the largest exhibition of original print in the UK. This year it’s bigger than ever, with more artists taking part and more artworks to see. Featuring over 80 artists and more than 500 artworks on the wall, and many more to browse, this exhibition brings a huge range of styles and techniques. With prices to suit all budgets it’s a great opportunity to buy a unique Christmas gift or…
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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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