C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition 2016

9th September 2016 to 13th November 2016

An Eden Arts project in Partnership with Rheged

The C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year returns to the Gallery at Rheged. This year's exhibition, in association with Cumbria Life, showcases an excellent cross section of Cumbrian visual and applied arts. Conrad Atkinson, Margaret Harrison, Maddi Nicholson and Paul Scott have been specially invited to exhibit this year. These artists are widely regarded as some of the most established and internationally renowned artists working in Cumbria today. Their work will join a cross section of artwork from the wider Cumbrian artistic community, selected from an open call by a group of young curators aged 16-24, guided by Eliza Bonham Carter, Head of the Royal Academy Schools, and Nick Rogers, Curator at the Lakeland Arts Trust. Alongside the exhibition, there will be a major new Rheged commissioned sculpture trail that includes 3 major new commissions which respond to the architecture of the building funded by Arts Council England.

The winner of the Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016 is Karen Babayan. The shortlisted artists were Celia Burbush, Brian Shields, Hamish McLain, Monica Metsers and Jocelyn McGregor.

Friday 9 September to Sunday 13 November  •  10am-5pm •  Admission free

The Gallery at Rheged, Redhills, Penrith CA11 0DQ

The exhibition also features the work of the following artists who you can vote for when visiting the exhibition for the People's Choice award: 

Debby Akam, Ceri Allen, Beatrix  Baker, Lynn Bates, Rowena Beaty, Liam Collins, Daniel Cooper, Alison Critchlow, Rosie Galloway-Smith, Mark Gibbs, Susan Harvey, Raymond Higgs, Richard Hughes, Christine Hurford, Daniel Ibbotson, Marion Kuit, Tracy Levine, Catherine MacDiarmid, Di McGhee, Tricia Meynell, Phil Morsman, Ray Ogden, Marjorie Park, Janette Phillips, Gary  Power, Joan Prickett, Katarina Prior, Dorothy Ramsay, James Reynolds, Ana Rodrigues, Rebecca  Scott, Evelyn Sinclair, Alan Stones, Glenn Tomkinson, Jonathan Trotman, Malcolm Wilson, Frances Winder, Iain Wright