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19 July 2019, 10:00 — 31 August 2019, 16:00

19 July – 31 August
Exhibition open:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am-4pm
Under 5’s Free | 5-18 years olds £2 | Adults £5

As the place where ‘History and Nature Meet’, Kendal Museum welcomes the South Lakes Arts Collective to exhibit “Edgelands”. This summer exhibition will display a wide range of local artists working in diverse mediums, exploring ideas about liminal states and spaces.


The Collective has more than 480 members. The group consists of painters, mixed media artists, photographers, digital artists, printmakers, ceramicists, poets, potters and musicians. The Collective welcomes back Jan Gardner (Royal Cambrian Academy). Jan exhibited with the collective at the Collective's last exhibition at Barrows Dock Museum entitled "Without Boundaries". Jan lives and works in Wales, she is a graduate of Winchester School of Art and is well regarded on the regional and national scene. The exhibition will also exhibit Catherine Macdiarmid's work; Catherine recently reached the semi-finals of Sky Portrait Artist of the Year and tutors art in the local area. 


Edgelands conjures ideas of liminal areas, both spatial and temporal. It can also be interpreted as a psychological term: as the boundary between dreams and reality. The artists in the collective have produced a varied and inspiring exhibition in response to the theme. The Collective's coordinators Tim Leeson and Denny Derbyshire comment: "Yet again the Collective comes up trumps in terms of quality and diversity, we are delighted with the standard of work we are exhibiting, and we are over the moon that we have a broad spectrum of artists and processes on show... Kendal museum is a place where history and nature meet so it's an 'Edgeland' in itself. In terms of venue, Kendal Museum is the perfect setting for this diverse and exciting exhibition."


Image by Jamie Barnes

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