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.

 


New Quilting

New Quilting

FRIDAY 3 MARCH - SUNDAY 23 APRIL 2017 // New Quilting is a new exhibition that will challenge perceptions of quilt making, revealing a strong and vibrant contemporary craft form that is just as likely to be found hanging on a gallery wall or urban loft apartment as it is in a rural farmhouse. Quilts by national and Cumbrian makers have been selected for their quality of craftsmanship and design, use of colour and innovative approaches. The unique story behind…
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Derek Eland: Being Human at Base Camp

SATURDAY 29 APRIL - SUNDAY 2 JULY 2017 // In April 2016, multi-media Cumbrian artist Derek Eland, became the first ever artist in residence at Everest Base Camp, living in a temporary community with 1000 people, as they prepared to climb to the summit. “Being Human at Base Camp” which will fill Rheged’s Gallery, is the first chance to experience Derek’s unique journey which was extraordinary, moving and surreal. Through material created at base camp including  photography, raw and confessional handwritten…
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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 Cumbria home. Find out more about our past exhibitions here.
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Family Summer Exhibition

SATURDAY 8 JULY - FRIDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2017 (final dates tbc) // We will shortly be announcing details of our summer family exhibition - watch this space for more information!
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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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