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, Arts Development Manager for Forestry England. The panel were looking for work which reaches beyond the aesthetic, stimulating thinking and debate about the way in which we exist alongside, as part of, or sometimes in spite of our landscape.

The exhibition includes artists from across the UK working in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture as well as artists working in video and installation. Many of the artists’ work are for sale and a fully illustrated catalogue will support the exhibition.

View the full list of artists featured in the exhibition here.

Images above:
At the High Ground by Sara Lee
Hives by Derek Eland
Walking in the Darkness by Judith Jones
A358 – From the Quantocks by Leo Davey