See Great Art at C-Art 2016

Art in Extraordinary Places features locations in Cumbria such as Bark House, Ashness Bridge - part of C-Art 2016 from 10 - 25 September 20 Maddi Nicholson's - Inflated Terraced House C-Art 2017 - Cumbria’s award-winning festival for contemporary visual arts C-Art 2017 from 8 - 17 September at various locations throughout Cumbria

From 10 – 25 September you can enjoy a showcase of internationally renowned artists and an abundance of Cumbrian talent at C-Art 2016.

Devised by Eden Arts to celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Cumbria’s beautiful landscape, C-Art is Cumbria’s largest visual arts programme. Now in its sixth year, the programme gives visitors the opportunity to talk to artists, watch demonstrations and see how work is made in some of the most remarkable towns and villages in the county.

C-Art 2016 promises an impressive showcase of internationally renowned and local artists throughout Cumbria from 10 – 25 September

// C-ART 2016 EVENTS

// Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year, Vallum Gallery, 1 September – 6 October

The Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition showcases new talent, with 15-24 year olds displaying their work at the University of Cumbria’s Vallum Gallery at Brampton Road Campus from 1 September–6 October.

// Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition, Rheged, near Penrith, 9 September – 13 November

The Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition at Rheged near Penrith runs for more than two months from 9 September-13 November. As well as showcasing a range of the region’s up and coming artists, the exhibition will be headlined by Conrad Atkinson, an internationally renowned artist on both sides of the Atlantic.

Other special guest artists will feature Maddi Nicholson, who is well-known for her giant inflatable sculptures and will be displaying a life-size terraced house inspired by a townscape in Barrow. Completing the line-up are Margaret Harrison, who won the Northern Arts Prize in 2013, and Cumbrian ceramic and print specialist Paul Scott.

// Sculpture Trail, Rheged, near Penrith

Alongside the Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition, there will be a major new Sculpture Trail at Rheged that includes four major new commissions which respond to the architecture of the building including works by Charlie Whinney, Iain Wright and Katarina Prior.

// C-Art Open Studios, various locations, 10 – 25 September

Open Studios offer the chance for visitors to experience artists in their studios and galleries, alongside special events and interactive workshops. People can also purchase unique pieces direct from the artist who made them.

// Art in Extraordinary Places, various locations, 10 – 25 September

A unique part of C-Art, is Art in Extraordinary Places, offering you the chance to see artistic creations in diverse and unusual settings ranging from Carlisle Cathedral to the shores of Ullswater and Windermere, and stately homes, castles, churches and old mills throughout the Lake District and beyond.

Christine Hurford's 'Cockroaches' can be seen at part of Art in Extraordinary Places at Bark House, Ashness Bridge - part of C-Art 2016 from 10 - 25 September 2016
‘Cockroaches’ by Christine Hurford, whose installation, ceramics & sculpture can be seen at part of Art in Extraordinary Places at Bark House, Ashness Bridge

To plan a trip to C-Art 2016, see the full listings here

Printed catalogues and fold-out maps of the trail will be available at participating galleries and tourist information centres across Cumbria throughout August and September. Look out for the yellow C-Art road signs that will guide you to C-Art studios, galleries, installations and events!

C-Art is all about showcasing the best of the region’s creative talent. We love visual art that surprises, excites & challenges the senses…
Adrian Lochhead, Director of Eden Arts

Eden Arts is a charitable arts organisation (charity no. 1139215) based in the Eden District, Cumbria, and funded by Eden District Council, Arts Council England and The Big Lottery. Eden Arts promotes, invents, dreams and cooks up all sorts of creative projects from commissions to participatory to gigs and cinema.

To enjoy this Lakes Culture event and much more, book your break in the Lake District here