Lancashire and Lake District Arts Diary - September/October 2013

PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 September 2013

Graham Sutherland, Estuary, 1946

Graham Sutherland, Estuary, 1946


A round-up of some of the region’s top art shows and some that might not have made headlines. Compiled by Barbara Waite

September 14-29

C-Art is the festival when Cumbrian artists open up their studios to the public. View work by painters, potters, sculptors and those working in textiles and crafts and visit galleries and workshops from South Lakes up to Carlisle, St Bees across to Kirkby Stephen and Alston. This year it runs jointly with an exhibition at Rheged - until November 10 – which will showcase their work. It will also feature a mini art trail and a series of special events including a C-Art Fair, with hands on activities for art enthusiasts and young artists alike.

Until September 4th

Lake Artists Society Summer Exhibition. Work from 45 members living in the Lake District on display; open 10.30am-5pm daily. Exhibition: 015394 35628, New Hall, Grasmere

Until September 15th

Exultant Strangeness: Graham Sutherland landscapes. Seventy years ago Graham Sutherland was one of the most famous artists in this country. Inspired by the visionary landscapes of William Blake and Samuel Palmer, Sutherland transcended his influences to create a vocabulary that was uniquely his own. Also on show is Picasso’s Tête de Femme a tiny bronze sculpture until October 19. Abbot Hall, Kendal 01539 722464

September 14th to Oct 13th

The talented Witherslack Group stage annual art exhibition at Barwick Hall, next to the village church

A varied mix of ceramics, sculpture, paintings and prints ,baskets, greenwood chairs, textiles jewellery and glass in the beautiful setting of Witherslack village.

Until September 29th

Following on from the joint exhibition Lynn Chadwick’s Evolution in Sculpture at Blackwell and Abbot Hall Art Gallery. The sculptures outside, set against Blackwell’s sublime Lakes landscape, will remain in place, accompanied by a selection of small works on display inside Blackwell putting them in the context of Chadwick’s career as a whole. Blackwell Arts and Crafts 01539 446139

Until October 6

Marc Chagall, Modern Master. More than 60 paintings and a selection of works on paper from across the world, this exhibition takes a fresh look at this compelling artist who created some of the most poetic and enduring images of the 20th Century. This exhibition will be the first major presentation of the Russian painter’s work in the UK for more than 15 years. Tate Liverpool 0151 702 7400

Until October 6

Moyra Davey’s Hangmen of England. Discover the fascinating photography of New York-based Davey whose work captures everyday objects in new and surprising ways. For this exhibition she presents works created using photographs she has taken in Liverpool and Manchester influenced by personal stories. Tate Liverpool 0151 702 7400

Until November

Spindleopolis: When Cotton Was King. In 1913 Oldham boasted more cotton spindles than any other town in the world and Oldhamers believed themselves to be living in the premier cotton town of Lancashire. One hundred years on, Spindleopolis revisits this time of economic boom using contemporary paintings, photographs and objects. Gallery Oldham, 0161 770 4653

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