C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition 2017

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 the end a ‘People’s Choice’ is duly awarded.

The exhibition will feature an eclectic mix of artworks working across all media from traditional painting and sculpture to contemporary video installation and photography.

In an innovative format unique to this exhibition, the work is selected by a group of young people aged between 16-24. These ‘Young Curators’ are involved in all aspects of the exhibition planning, from selection to writing exhibition texts and installing the work. They are led by experienced art professionals who help guide them into informed decisions, making this a fantastic opportunity for young people at the very start of their careers.

As part of the wider  C-Art Festival 2017 at Rheged, this year’s exhibition promises to show a tremendous variety of artwork in styles that are both familiar and surprising but always championing the quality of Cumbrian Art.

As part of the C-Art Festival, Charlie Whinney brings ‘Man Bends Tree’, a unique, spectacular and unpredictable project to Rheged.


  • Dates
    Saturday 9 September – Sunday 5 November 2017
  • Cost
    Admission free
  • Times
    10am-5pm daily

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