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People on Paper at Abbot Hall

29 October - 17 December

People on Paper at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, features Barbara Hepworth's, Reconstruction, Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Bowness, Hepworth Estate

Bringing some of the finest drawings in the Arts Council Collection to Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, People on Paper includes artworks by Frank Auerbach, Peter Blake, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, L S Lowry and Henry Moore, to name a few.

Artists have been drawing the figure for centuries, from carefully composed life drawings to people caught unawares at leisure or work. Though there are sometimes surprising similarities across the decades, there is also a great diversity of techniques and approaches.

The majority are drawn from observation, though some are from memory or imagination; some are unfinished studies while others are finished works in their own right. On the 18 November you can join Arts Council Collection Curator, Ann Jones at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, as she leads a walking tour of this show, which draws together artwork by British artists of the last 100 years. You can book your ticket here

// Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal (photo by Tony West)
Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal (photo by Tony West)

Tucked away in the scenic town of Kendal, Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a cultural gem that invites you to enjoy two floors of light-filled gallery spaces with ever-changing exquisite exhibitions. Located on the banks of the River Kent, Abbot Hall boasts an impressive collection of artworks by Schwitters, Cezanne, Constable, Goldsworthy, Hockney, Moore, Picasso, Ruskin, and Turner, among many others.


29 October
17 December
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Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Cumbria , LA9 5AL
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01539 722464