Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition

Friday 8th September 2017 to Sunday 10th September 2017 - This event has finished

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Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Organiser: Eden Arts
Email: info(at)
Telephone: 01768 899444
Venue: The Rheged Centre
Address: Redhills
Town: Penrith
County: Cumbria
Postcode: CA11 0DQ
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The Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition is selected from an open call of contemporary artists who live and work in Cumbria as well as those who originated from the county. The exhibition will feature an eclectic mix of artworks across all media from traditional painting and sculpture to contemporary video installation and photography. As well as the submitted entries, there will be a number of renowned guest artists exhibiting their work. The 2016 exhibition saw over 22,500 visitors and 43 exhibiting artists selected from 87 entries.

In an innovative format unique to this exhibition, the work is selected by a group of young people aged between 16 - 24. These ‘Young Curators’ are involved in all aspects of the exhibition planning, from selection to writing exhibition texts and installing the work. They are led by experienced art professionals who help guide them into informed decisions, making this a fantastic opportunity for young people at the very start of their careers. You can find out more about the C-Art Young Curators scheme here. Artists wishing to submit work to the C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year can do so here.
As part of the C-Art Festival 2017, this year’s exhibition promises to show a tremendous variety of artwork in styles that are both familiar and surprising but always championing the quality of Cumbrian Art. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the C-Art Festival Big Weekend #1, 8th to 10th September 2017, which includes the C-Art Art Fair in Rheged’s Exhibition halls.

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