Cumbrian Art: Picturing Places

Diverse Artists Response Work

Cumbrian Art: Picturing Places  was a wide-ranging exhibition focusing on Cumbria’s rich artistic heritage represented in Tullie House Museum’s extensive collection of Cumbrian art. It featured specific places depicted by nationally recognised artists from past and present, including Carlisle, the Lake District, Cumbria and further afield.

After suffering a stroke Noreen lost much of her confidence and felt unable to do any craft or artwork for over a year. She credits the artists at Prism Arts for giving her back her confidence and supporting her to re-find her creativity
After suffering a stroke Noreen Care lost much of her confidence and felt unable to do any craft or artwork for over a year. She credits the artists at Prism Arts for giving her back her confidence and supporting her to re-find her creativity.

Funded by Arts Council England and Tullie House, four diverse artists were supported by Prism Arts to create their own unique responses to this wide ranging and inspiring exhibition. Noreen Care, Mark Greener, Rosie Thompson and Harvey Tye have each took a different approach and produced work that is highly personal and original and which shows an intuitive understanding of the creative process.

'When I draw I don’t have a clear idea of how the piece will end up, I just start drawing and see' Harvey Tye
‘When I draw I don’t have a clear idea of how the piece will end up, I just start drawing and see’ Harvey Tye
 

The artists  all enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the works in the exhibition and explore them in their own unique ways using both new and familiar techniques. They hoped that their responses to this exciting exhibition would encourage visitors to look with fresh eyes at the show and hopefully discover something new.

Rosie Thompson's work grew organically, with layers added and worked over and over until Rosie felt each piece was finished
Rosie Thompson’s work grew organically, with layers added and worked over and over until Rosie felt each piece was finished

The finished works were exhibited at Tullie House from the 13th April – 5th June 2016, £ 3.30/FREE for 18’s & under, more information can be found here.

'I love landscape, architecture and history. My ideas are about landscapes that have pieces of the past and present mixed together as one' Mark Greener

 

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