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.

 


Derek Eland

Derek Eland: Being Human at Base Camp

SATURDAY 29 APRIL - SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017 // In April 2016, Cumbrian artist Derek Eland, became the first ever artist in residence at Everest Base Camp, living in a temporary community with 1000 people.  Many there were climbers and Sherpas preparing to summit; others included trekkers, camp workers, medical teams and rescue team members. 'Being Human at Base Camp', which will fill Rheged’s Gallery, is the first chance to experience Derek’s unique journey, which has been described as extraordinary, moving and…
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DINOSAUR ENCOUNTER

WEDNESDAY 12 JULY - SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 // Join us on an adventure through dusky prehistoric landscapes and marvel at moving, ROARING dinosaurs in a jaw-dropping exhibition from the Natural History Museum – Dinosaur Encounter -  this Summer’s much anticipated Family Exhibition at Rheged. On the way to the Gallery, you will come face to face with the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the fiercest land predators ever known.  This huge animatronic model, 4 metres tall and 7 metres…
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Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition

C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition 2017

SATURDAY 9 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER // In partnership with Eden Arts, the C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year 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. The exhibition will feature an eclectic mix of artworks working across all media from traditional painting and sculpture to contemporary video installation and photography, with a number of renowned guest artists joining the submitted entries. The…
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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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