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What’s On June - December 2012 Abbot Hall Art Gallery Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House


Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

2012 continues to be a very special year for Abbot Hall. It was 50 years ago, on 28 September 1962, that Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret officially opened the gallery. In celebration our programme is inspired by Abbot Hall’s permanent collection, including eighteenth and nineteenth-century watercolours and twentieth-century British works and Abbot Hall’s tradition of showing the work of some of the greatest artists working in the UK today. Running alongside the exhibition programme is this inspiring events programme which gathers together experts, artists and critics from all over the UK. Abbot Hall Gallery and Museum Shop Our newly furbished shop is packed with books on art and culture, artists’ prints and materials, a great choice for children and a stunning display of creative gift ideas.

Opening times 12 January - 22 December Monday - Saturday Sundays from 22 July to 16 September 10.30am - 5.00pm (4.00pm Nov - Feb) Admission

Free Gallery and Museum entry for children up to the age of 16 and free Gallery entry for full-time students with a valid card Joint Gallery & Museum, Adult £8.00 Gallery, Adult £6.20 Museum, Adult £5.00 (Buy one day get 12 months museum entry FREE)

Abbot Hall Coffee House Open from 10.00am, serving sandwiches and salads, soup, cakes and drinks, and a specially-made children’s lunch box. All our food is freshly prepared and offers a range of delicious and healthy options. There is seating outside, overlooking the River Kent.

Top left: Workshop at Abbot Hall Art Gallery Top right: Abbot Hall Gallery Shop

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Gallery & Museum joint adult ticket £8.00, children free


Exhibitions

Paula Rego, Sleeping, 1986 © Paula Rego Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

© Hughie O’Donoghue

Francis Bacon to Paula Rego

Hughie O’Donoghue Vivid Field: Selected paintings and drawings 1984 - 2012

23 June - 16 September Incl. Sundays 22 July to 16 September Abbot Hall’s summer exhibition, Francis Bacon to Paula Rego, celebrates and explores the work of some of the most significant British painters from the last 50 years including Michael Andrews, Euan Uglow, Francis Bacon, Paula Rego, Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Christopher Le Brun. As well as celebrating the last 50 years, the exhibition looks forward to the next 50 and features a gallery of contemporary artists who are working today including Carol Rhodes, Simon Carter and Turner Prize nominees Gillian Carnegie (2005) and George Shaw (2011). Details of exhibition events on page 7

28 September - 22 December Hughie O’Donoghue is one of the most ambitious artists working in the UK today. This exhibition brings together selected works from 1984-2012, tracing themes and motifs that have preoccupied the artist consistently for nearly thirty years, including the human figure, natural world, memory and myth. The exhibition is one of the first opportunities to see some of his most recent work. Details of opportunities to meet Hughie O’Donoghue on page 8

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Displays from the Permanent Collection and Spotlight Talks

David Hockney, The Arrival

David Hockney: A Rake’s Progress 1 June - 9 September In A Rake’s Progress (1961-3), David Hockney wittily transposes Hogarth’s famous eighteenth-century depiction of the rise and fall of Tom Rakewell to the swinging sixties, showing a fanciful version of the artist’s own fortunes and trials during his time spent in New York. Hockney’s suite of 16 etchings was a key early acquisition for Abbot Hall, and this display provides a rare opportunity for visitors to see the entire narrative unfold, from The Arrival to Bedlam. Spotlight Talk on David Hockney A Rake’s Progress Friday 13 & 27 July at 2.00pm This talk examines in more detail the story behind the etchings in relation to Hockney’s career and to Hogarth’s originals. Spotlight talks last 20 minutes and are free with gallery admission.

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Keith Vaughan, Three Figures, 1960-61

Keith Vaughan: Figures 12 September - 22 December After an early association with NeoRomanticism, Keith Vaughan (1912-77) started to draw on other styles, such as cubism and abstract expressionism, in order to develop his own unique vocabulary centred on the male figure. This year, the Lakeland Arts Trust was awarded two paintings by the Contemporary Art Society from the bequest of Dr Ronald Lande, which, together with the works by Vaughan from the same period already in the Trust’s collection, form a fascinating insight into the artist’s preoccupations at a particular moment in time. This display reappraises this underrated and increasingly important modern artist in the centenary of his birth.

Free admission for children up to 16 and full-time students


The Great Picture Triptych On display throughout 2012 This enormous seventeenth-century triptych was acquired by the Lakeland Arts Trust in 1981. The large central section has been reunited with the side panels, allowing visitors the opportunity to experience the full impact of this magnificent and unique masterpiece.

The Great Books of Lady Anne Clifford 16 May - 2 September Thanks to the generosity of Cumbria Archive Service, we are displaying one volume of the Great Books of Record alongside The Great Picture. Compiled with the close involvement of Lady Anne herself – whose handwritten annotations grace the margins on a number of pages - these extraordinary manuscripts served as an illustrated compendium of all the documents relating to the Clifford family.

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Edward Lear, Keswick, 1836

Around the Lakes with Edward Lear 4 July - 22 December Abbot Hall has an exceptional collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century English watercolours, including works by the great Victorian eccentric, artist and nonsense poet, Edward Lear (1812-88). This display, which marks the bicentenary of Lear’s birth, includes four watercolours and drawings by him and beautiful works by the itinerant artists whose explorations of the picturesque Lakeland scenery inspired Lear when he toured Cumberland in 1836.

Spotlight Talk on Bridget Riley Conversation Friday 10 & 24 August at 2.00pm Riley’s shimmering, dynamic painting is one of the most popular works in Abbot Hall’s modern collection. This talk looks at the picture in the context of Riley’s early career as a leading Op Artist and explores how apparently simple forms and colours are arranged with great artistry and precision to create a complex work of enduring appeal. Spotlight talks last 20 minutes and are free with gallery admission.

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Displays and Film Installation

Helen Pett’s at the Merzbarn

Stairs at Abbot Hall prior to the 1962 restoration

‘Throw them up and let them sing…’

Kurt Schwitters

15 September - 19 November

Abbot Hall has a wonderful collection of works by Schwitters which will be shown alongside Petts’ poetic and inspirational film, highlighting the power that the German artist still exerts on contemporary artists and musicians.

Helen Petts’ film response to the life and work of artist Kurt Schwitters explores landscape, rhythm, texture, sound, improvisation and walking, using footage shot in locations that were a major inspiration to Schwitters: Norway, where he holidayed and first escaped to as a refugee from Nazi Germany and Loughrigg Fell, Rydal Terrace and the Merzbarn in the Lake District, where he spent the last few years of his life. The film - a gallery installation with surround sound - is shot on a variety of small digital cameras and features musicians improvising with found objects, as well as images of the fells, footpaths, caves and lakes that Schwitters loved and featured in his work. The title is what Schwitters said he did with his ‘merz material’ when making the collages.

15 September - 19 November

Work in Progress 1 August - 22 December Prior to opening its doors for the first time in September 1962, Abbot Hall Art Gallery worked with architect Michael Bunney to restore the rooms downstairs to their former Georgian glory. This selection of fascinating and evocative photographs from the archive will be displayed in the actual locations depicted, allowing viewers to see first-hand the remarkable transformation that took place 50 years ago.

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Talks and Tours In Conversation: 50 Years of British Figurative Painting with Michael Peppiatt and Robert Priseman Saturday 23 June 6.30pm (ticket includes drinks served from 6.00pm) Michael Peppiatt is a writer and curator; his latest book, Interviews with Artists (19662012), has just been published by Yale. Robert Priseman was born in Derbyshire in 1965 and began his working life as a book designer for Longman Publishers. It was during this time that he started painting portraits in oils giving this up in 2004 to work on large-scale thematic series of paintings. Exhibitions of which have taken place in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Paris and London. His work will be on show in the Francis Bacon to Paula Rego exhibition. Peppiatt and Priseman will discuss how, following the Second World War, Britain saw the emergence of a group of artists whose brilliance and drive lay in the representation and understanding of the human condition. Among these were Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach. ‘Throw them up and let them sing…’ Free Talk Saturday 15 September 3.00pm Free with gallery admission. Tickets are limited and will be available on the day on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis. To coincide with the opening at Abbot Hall of her film installation ‘Throw them up and let them sing...’, Helen Petts will give a talk on the ideas, influences and methods that informed the making of her work, with particular reference to Kurt Schwitters and the improvising musicians with whom she has worked closely over a number of years.

Robert Priseman, Omagh 15:00, 2010

Art Criticism Evening with artist Robert Priseman Thursday 12 July 6.30pm (ticket includes drinks served from 6.00pm) There are limited tickets for artists bringing along their own work. This is a rare opportunity for artists to bring along one artwork to discuss, analyse and critique with Robert Priseman in front of a live audience. The evening will begin with a short introduction by Priseman on his work, inspiration and technique and the rest of the evening will focus on Priseman critiquing artists’ work and sharing his own experiences as an artist. When booking, please state if you will be bringing an artwork or joining the audience. Walking Tour of the exhibition Francis Bacon to Paula Rego with Robert Priseman Friday 13 July 9.30 - 10.15am (before the gallery opens to the public; ticket includes a cup of tea or filter coffee afterwards.) Join Robert Priseman for an intimate walking tour of Francis Bacon to Paula Rego.

Tickets £9.00. Friends of the Lakeland Arts Trust £6.00

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Talk and Tour

Coffee House Exhibitions Marion Kuit: Sheep Prints 19 July - 1 October Free admission

Hughie O’Donoghue, Cumae 11

Talk. Vivid Field: Selected paintings and drawings 1984 - 2012 by Hughie O’Donoghue Thursday 15 November 6.30pm (ticket includes drinks from 6.00pm) Hughie O’Donoghue will discuss the works in his exhibition Vivid Field - selected paintings and drawings 1984 - 2012 with specific reference to the poetic possibilities of painting as a means of expression. Walking Tour of the exhibition Vivid Field: Selected paintings and drawings with Hughie O’Donoghue Friday 16 November 9.30 - 10.15am (before the gallery opens to the public; ticket includes a cup of tea or filter coffee afterwards.) Join artist Hughie O’Donoghue on an intimate walking tour of his exhibition Vivid Field - selected paintings and drawings 1984 - 2012.

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Marion Kuit has recently exhibited at Mall Gallery in London, Open up North, Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal and Grizedale Forest. These reduction lino prints, made on a nineteenth-century Columbian press, show the life cycle of sheep over 12 months: December ewes have all been ‘tupped’ and the future is sealed; January is a battle with the elements; July brings shearing and once again the animals lose individuality. The restricted colours help to avoid sentimentalising a clichéd subject. To achieve these elusive moods, each print consists of several overprints of transparent inks. Joseph Hardman (1893 - 1972): Winter in the Lake District 2 October 22 December Free admission Joseph Hardman was born in Radcliffe near Manchester. He started work in a factory when he was a child, but moved to Kendal in 1911. After joining the local photographic society, his interest in photography grew, and for the last 30 years of his life he travelled to every part of the Lake District by taxi as a freelance photographer. His images were widely printed in the local press and have recorded a way of life that was fast disappearing by the mid-twentieth century.

Tickets £9.00. Friends of the Lakeland Arts Trust £6.00


Family Workshops Held at the Art Gallery or the Museum. FREE for children, standard adult admission. Old Plastic Becomes Fantastic! Wednesday 15 August 2.00 - 4.00pm Explore the display of rag rugs from the museum’s historical collection and join us to transform rubbish plastic into something fantastic! Make your own coaster, rug, kite or creature out of recycled plastic bags. Reanimating the Past Wednesday 22 August 2.00 - 4.00pm

We are continuing to work with artist Ellie Chaney on our popular family workshops every Wednesday in the school holidays.

Discover how animation can bring summer holidays from the past to life. Using old photographs from summer holidays, create your own animated film and photo collage to take home with you.

Puppet Theatre Wednesday 25 July 2.00 - 4.00pm

Francis Bacon to Paula Rego Wednesday 29 August 2.00 - 4.00pm

Create fun rod puppets inspired by our collection of Victorian toys in the museum to entertain your family and friends. You’ll also have the opportunity to put your puppets into action using our puppet theatre.

Calling all artists of the future! Come and be inspired by some of the greatest artists of the last 50 years. Experiment and explore to unlock your inner artist.

Your Great Big Picture Wednesday 1 August 2.00 - 4.00pm Be inspired by Abbot Hall’s The Great Picture and create a large-scale artwork to tell your own life story - your past, your life now … and what might come next. Work together on a giant family portrait or individually to tell your story. Abbot Hall’s 50th Birthday Party Wednesday 8 August 2.00 - 4.00pm Come along and celebrate Abbot Hall’s fiftieth birthday with us! Make a party hat inspired by your favourite artist, create a colourful piece of bunting to add to our decorations and join in with making Abbot Hall’s giant birthday card.

The Big Draw Saturday 27 October Come along and join in the Big Draw this October. Haunted Halloween Street Scene Wednesday 31 October 2.00 - 4.00pm Create a spooky model of a foggy Victorian street to celebrate Halloween with us at the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry. Look out for our new family workshops at Blackwell in the summer holidays. Sponsored by

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Mintfest 2012 Kendal’s International Festival of Street Arts 31 Aug – 2 Sep

The park and courtyards around Abbot Hall will be a veritable hive of activity during Mintfest (Kendal`s International Festival of Street Arts) this year and, what`s more, much of it is free. Mintfest is heralding the return of the fantastic Circus Ronaldo (Belgium) with an exhilarating new show. The company were the hit of the festival in 2009 so be sure to put this on your Mint-list and get your tickets early. Continuing the Circus theme there`ll also be trampoline acrobatics from Cirque Inextremiste (France) plus Bash Street Theatre with The Strong Man, and performers from Upswing who’ll be spinning their way through a forest of Chinese poles. The extraordinary physicality of the body will be under the spotlight with shows from physical theatre/contemporary dance

companies including Tilted Productions, Mimbre and Helen Chadwick, plus live festival music from Jaipur Kawa Brass Band (India) and the Kazimier Krunk Band. If you dare to experience the Astronaut`s Caravan, a fairground ride that defies gravity, a calming drink can be found in a very special fountain bar that is an attraction in itself. Mini-Mintfesters aged under 5 (and their adults), can enjoy a very special show created just for them by Fevered Sleep, and there`ll be circus workshops on Sunday afternoon, so you can practise some skills and thrills yourself.

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Museum Displays and Demonstrations

It is worth ringing the Museum beforehand to confirm which craft demonstrations are taking place on any given date.

Something New from Something Old Rag Rug Making 23 January - 22 December This display shows rag rugs from the museum’s superb collection, including examples by Janet Heap and Mary Bewick, next to the work of contemporary makers to showcase the tools and techniques used. Visitors can see practical demonstrations of rag rug making on craft demonstration days. The Art of Lace 16 July - 22 December Historic examples from the collection, including bobbin and Ruskin Lace, and the tools of the lacemaker exhibited alongside contemporary pieces. Visitors can see practical demonstrations of lace making on craft demonstration days. FREE with admission 15 minute introductory talk Thursdays at 1.30pm in the Museum entrance. A talk delivered by the Assistant Curator of Social History.

‘Have a Go’ at Weaving A new hands-on activity which allows children to have a go at weaving. It is the first of a number of activities which are being incorporated into the museum’s displays this year for younger visitors. Craft Demonstrations Wednesdays June: 6, July: 25, August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, October: 31 11.00am – 2.00pm The museum is brought to life as craftspeople demonstrate traditional Lake District crafts such as spinning, rag rug making, lace making and woodworking. Columbian Printing Press Demonstrations 12.00pm and 1.00pm on craft demonstration days (see above dates). Watch a member of museum staff operate this vintage press to print bags for the gift shop. Edison Phonograph Demonstrations Thursdays at 2.00pm during Cumbrian school holidays. Hear our Edison Phonograph play a fourminute cylinder of Edwardian popular music.

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Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House

Baillie Scott armchair (one of a pair)

Blackwell was designed by Arts & Crafts architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (18651945) as a holiday home for Sir Edward Holt. The house itself is a wonderful combination of architecture and craft. These elements, together with the restored garden terraces and its setting in one of the Lake District’s most spectacular positions, create one of the most beautiful and exciting exhibition venues in the country. In order to bring Blackwell to life and reawaken the interiors, furniture and applied arts have been purchased and borrowed from several large collections. Currently on display are a recently acquired and rare pair of armchairs designed by MH Baillie Scott. The chairs, made in oak with inlaid decoration of harebells, are in wonderful condition and retain their original leather seats. The simplicity of their design, as with much of Baillie Scott’s furniture, is deceptively modern and exemplifies the Arts & Crafts principle that good design is timeless.

Opening times Daily 10.30am - 5.00pm until 31 Dec (4.00pm Nov - Feb) Admission Adult admission £7.20 Adult garden only admission £4.00 Children Free Look out for our new family workshops at Blackwell in the summer holidays. Blackwell Tea Room Our inviting menu emphasises quality and the handmade, a great place for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. On sunny days enjoy your meal outside on the terraces – listed as one of The Times’ ‘50 best places to eat alfresco’. Blackwell Contemporary Craft Shop We stock work by leading contemporary craft-makers selected for its quality and beauty: ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and woodwork, for yourself or as inspiration for gifts.

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Exhibitions

The Studio, Volume 2, 1894 (detail) by CFA Voysey

Halima Cassell’s studio

From Rossetti to Voysey: Arts & Crafts Stamped Cloth Book Cover Design

Light Structures: New Work by Halima Cassell

10 May - 15 July This exhibition, the first of its kind in the UK, brings together books with case-bound cloth covers by well-known artists and designers, published between 1866 and 1911 and issued by commercial publishers. The featured designers read like a roll-call of the leading names of the day, including: DG Rossetti, William Morris, Philip Webb, Charles Ricketts, Walter Crane, Laurence Housman and Gleeson White.

Halima Cassell is one of the UK’s most exciting ceramic artists. This solo exhibition presents new work created in response to Blackwell. Working in stone, porcelain and glass as well as her signature clay bodies, Halima has created a body of work to include relief wall panels, sculptural forms and the bowl-like vessels for which she is best known. The show will also feature new relief wallpaper developed to Halima’s designs by Graham & Brown.

The covers have been selected on the grounds of their style and for the proximity of their designers to the core of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Most of the designers included had work shown at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society; four were Masters of the Art Workers Guild.

Halima’s work is informed by geometry and organic forms which reflect many of the decorative elements at Blackwell. Her work is characterised by high-relief carving, and the play of light and shadow on the forms she creates reflects the way in which natural light dramatises and animates the house.

Details of exhibition events on page 15

25 July - 7 October

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Exhibition

Sculptural Installation

Arts & Crafts Enamel: Lydia Cooke 19 October 31 December

Lydia Cooke

An exhibition of Arts & Crafts jewellery, enamel-work plaques, and designs by Lydia Cooke, a Birmingham-based craftswoman whose work embodied beautiful design and exquisite workmanship. The Arts & Crafts period saw a revival in enamelling techniques, and enamel became one of the defining features of Arts & Crafts jewellery and metalwork. From 1906, Cooke attended the Municipal School for Jewellers and Silversmiths, a branch of the Birmingham School of Art, where she excelled; her talent was reflected by the prizes she was awarded. She went on to exhibit internationally, participating in the international exhibitions at Ghent in 1913, Paris in 1914 and the British Empire Exhibition in 1924. Examples of her work were acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum. This collection has rarely been exhibited, and presents an opportunity to see a body of work by a designer-maker now virtually unknown, but widely appreciated in her own day. The exhibition also includes pieces made by a selection of today’s enamel specialists, showing how new and exciting ways of working with this magical medium have evolved.

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Laura Ellen Bacon’s Exposed

Exposed: A Sculptural Installation by Laura Ellen Bacon On display until 30 September Laura Ellen Bacon has created an installation of two large-scale works in red willow. These pieces have been developed in direct response to Laura’s knowledge and experience of Blackwell, its landscape and environment. These dramatic, curvaceous structures appear bonded to the building and the retaining wall of one of the garden terraces. The form of these two ‘clinging’ structures, which span two floors of the external elevation, emphasises their fragility against the permanence of the house. Laura Ellen Bacon was selected as a Jerwood Contemporary Maker 2010. Her work is site-specific and ecologically sound; she creates large scale ‘morphing’ structures, most often woven in willow or other coppiced materials.

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Arts & Crafts Talks Talk: Collecting Decorated Cloth Book-covers by Malcolm Haslam

Talk: Arts & Crafts Ceramics by Paul Atterbury

Thursday 14 June 6.30pm (ticket includes drinks from 6.00pm)

Thursday 5 July 6.30pm (ticket includes drinks from 6.00pm)

Respected author and expert on the Arts & Crafts Movement, Malcolm Haslam will be talking about his most recent area of research, Arts & Crafts book-cover design.

FREE with admission Book-covers Roadshow with Malcolm Haslam Friday 15 June 2.00-4.00pm

Malcolm will be back at Blackwell for this unusual event. Have you ever wondered who was behind the design of your old book-covers? If they are from between 1870 and 1914, bring your books (up to five only please!) to Blackwell and he will give you his expert opinion. Please note: Malcolm will not be providing valuations.

Paul Atterbury specialises in the art, architecture, design and decorative arts of the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries. He is the author of over 30 books and a member of the Antiques Roadshow team of experts. From the 1870s, the design and production of decorative pottery in Britain was radically changed by the impact of the Arts & Crafts movement, with its emphasis on individual creativity and handcraft techniques. Influenced initially by major names such as Minton and Doulton, along with famous names such as William de Morgan and Christopher Dresser, small art potteries sprang up all over Britain, making the most of a new generation of male and female artists and designers. FREE with admission House Talk Fridays at 2.00pm in the Main Hall Delivered by one of our volunteer guides. A 15 minute introduction to Blackwell, its architect and the Holt family who owned it.

Tickets ÂŁ9.00. Friends of the Lakeland Arts Trust ÂŁ6.00

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Tours and Talks Walking Tour with Halima Cassell Wednesday 25 July 9.30 10.15am (before the house opens to the public; ticket includes a cup of tea or filter coffee afterwards.)

An opportunity to meet the artist in the informal setting of Blackwell, amongst the artist’s work. Halima will talk about the new work she has created for Blackwell’s exhibition, giving a deeper understanding of the creative process and the inspiration she has found at Blackwell.

FREE with admission Daytime Talk by Laura Ellen Bacon Friday 17 August 11.00am 11.45am Limited seating on a ‘first-come first served’ basis.

Laura Ellen Bacon will talk about her work old and new, including her ambitious Blackwell installation. Over the past ten years, Laura Ellen Bacon has developed a highly individual way of working, creating site-specific installations that are eco-friendly, often dramatic in scale, and always beautiful. Walking Tour: The Flora of Blackwell with Professor David Ingram Wednesday 3 October 9.30 - 10.15am (before the house opens to the public; ticket includes a cup of tea or filter coffee afterwards.)

Talk: Halima Cassell Thursday 30 August 6.30pm (ticket includes drinks from 6.00pm) Halima Cassell will talk about her career, past and current projects, and the influences which have informed her distinctive and original work.

Botanist and plant scientist David Ingram will guide you around Blackwell, looking at the wealth of floral decorative detail within the house: its woodwork, plasterwork and stained glass, which are rich with plant life. The tour will include the identification and botanical, horticultural and social interpretation of the many native and exotic plant forms and images used by Baillie Scott.

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Gallery Display

Architecture Talk at The Box, Kendal Timescale

by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke

Left: Kevin Carmody Right: Andy Groarke Photograph: Mark Guthrie

John Ruskin, Study of a Dragon’s Head after Michelangelo

Abbot Hall at Blackwell 19 October - 31 December The fiftieth anniversary of Abbot Hall Art Gallery has presented us with the perfect excuse for unearthing many of the littleseen treasures from the Lakeland Arts Trust stores. When Blackwell was restored in 1999-2001, a number of the former bedrooms were redesigned as gallery rooms; these retain the character of domestic spaces, with architectural features such as fireplaces and windows providing a unique gallery setting. For this display, the intimate, semi-domestic Arts & Crafts interiors of Blackwell offer the perfect environment for viewing a selection of late-Victorian and Edwardian works from the Abbot Hall collection, including paintings and works on paper by artists such as Alfred Heaton Cooper, WG Collingwood, James Hamilton Hay and John Ruskin.

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Tuesday 17 July, 6.00 for 6.30pm At The Box, Kendal Free admission by ticket only. Tickets can be obtained from Blackwell or Abbot Hall

Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke will talk about the challenges of creating both temporary and permanent architecture within their studio, how collaborating with artists has influenced their work and explain some of their latest projects including the new Windermere Steamboat Museum. Carmody Groarke are an award-winning London based architectural studio, established in 2006. They have already gained a strong reputation for working in the arts and cultural sectors. Completed projects include: the permanent memorial to the 7 July 2005 terrorist bombings, Studio East Dining, a temporary restaurant overlooking the 2012 London Olympic site; the Architecture Foundation Headquarters in London; and exhibition designs in museums and galleries throughout the UK. Current projects include: new permanent galleries for the display of the drawing collection at the Royal Institute of British Architects at their Portland Place headquarters; and a major retrospective exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery entitled: “Bauhaus: Art as Life”. In 2007 they were awarded the prestigious Building Design Young Architect of the Year and in 2010 received the Architectural Review’s Emerging Architecture Award selected from over 340 entries worldwide.

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Lake District Summer Music A series of concerts in partnership with the Lakeland Arts Trust Three evening concerts at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House plus a special fiftieth anniversary concert for Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal with a performance of Elgar framed by the gallery’s own summer exhibition of British art

Morgan Szymanski GUITAR Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness Monday 30 July 5.00pm All tickets £15 Programme includes: Mauro Giuliani Grand Overture, Op.61 Francisco Tárrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra Alec Roth The Unicorn in the Garden Julio Cesar Oliva Three Sketches of Mexico The series opens with the welcome return of the charismatic and superb Mexican guitarist Morgan Szymanski performing works from Central & South America and Britain in the special ambience of Blackwell’s beautiful panelled Main Hall.

Artesian Quartet

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness Wednesday 1 August 5.00pm All tickets £15 Debussy Quartet in F 28’ Beethoven Quartet in C major, Op.59 No.3, ‘Razumovsky’ 30’ This young quartet from the Academy have already made their mark with a performance at the 2011 BBC Proms broadcast on Radio 3. Enjoy the Artesian Quartet performing these two remarkable contrasting works.

Great British Music & Art Cassia Quartet Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal Monday 6 August 5.00pm All tickets £15

Elgar Quartet in E minor, Op.83 For the third in the series, we switch to Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Kendal, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary year. The gallery’s Francis Bacon to Paula Rego summer exhibition and LDSM’s Great British Music festival strand combine to make a perfect prelude to the evening concert in Kendal Parish Church.

Jubilee Quartet

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness Wednesday 8 August 5.00pm All tickets £15 1st Prize winners of the Val Tidone International Chamber Music Competition, the Jubilee Quartet were formed in 2006 at the Royal Academy of Music, London. They have already given three concert tours of the Czech Republic, played in France and performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK.

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Events Calendar Date

Event

Venue

Wednesday 6 June

Craft and Printing Press Demonstrations

Museum

Thursday 14 June

Talk: Collecting Decorated Cloth Book-covers

Blackwell

Friday 15 June

Roadshow: Book-covers

Blackwell

Saturday 23 June

In Conversation: 50 Years of British Figurative Painting

Abbot Hall

Thursday 5 July

Talk: Arts & Crafts Ceramics

Blackwell

Thursday 12 July

Art Criticism Evening

Abbot Hall

Friday 13 July

Walking Tour with Robert Priseman

Abbot Hall

Friday 13 July

Spotlight On…David Hockney

Abbot Hall

Tuesday 17 July

Talk by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke

The Box, Kendal

Wednesday 25 July

Craft and Printing Press Demonstrations

Museum

Wednesday 25 July

Walking Tour with Halima Cassell

Blackwell

Wednesday 25 July

Puppet Theatre

Abbot Hall

Friday 27 July

Spotlight On…David Hockney

Abbot Hall

Monday 30 July

Concert: Lake District Summer Music

Blackwell

Wednesday 1 August

Concert: Lake District Summer Music

Blackwell

Wednesday 1 August

Your Great Big Picture

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 1 August

Craft and Printing Press Demonstrations

Museum

Monday 6 August

Concert: Lake District Summer Music

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 8 August

Concert: Lake District Summer Music

Blackwell

Wednesday 8 August

Abbot Hall’s 50th Birthday Party

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 8 August

Craft and Printing Press Demonstrations

Museum

Friday 10 August

Spotlight On…Bridget Riley

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 15 August

Old Plastic Becomes Fantastic!

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 15 August

Craft and Printing Press Demonstrations

Museum

Friday 17 August

Talk by Laura Ellen Bacon

Blackwell

Wednesday 22 August

Reanimating the Past

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 22 August

Craft and Printing Press Demonstrations

Museum

Friday 24 August

Spotlight On…Bridget Riley

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 29 August

Francis Bacon to Paula Rego

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 29 August

Craft and Printing Press Demonstrations

Museum

Thursday 30 August

Talk by Halima Cassell

Blackwell

Friday 7 September

Heritage Open Days

Steamboat Museum

Saturday 15 September

Talk by Helen Pett

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 3 October

Walking Tour: The Flora of Blackwell

Blackwell

Saturday 27 October

The Big Draw

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 31 October

Haunted Halloween Street Scene

Abbot Hall

Wednesday 31 October

Craft and Printing Press Demonstrations

Museum

Thursday 15 November

Talk: Vivid Field: Selected paintings and drawings

Abbot Hall

Friday 16 November

Walking Tour: Vivid Field: Selected paintings and drawings

Abbot Hall

Every Thursday

Meet the Curator

Museum

Every Friday

House Talk

Blackwell

Evening Lecture

Daytime Event

Workshop

Demonstration

Concert

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How to find us Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

From the South: Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A590 signed ‘South Lakes’ for six miles. Take exit signed ‘South Kendal (A6)’ and follow signs for ‘Town Centre’. Once in the one way system move into the right hand lane. Pass the parish church, on your right, then take the first right into the public car park signed ‘Abbot Hall’. Pass through the gate into the Abbot Hall car park.

From the South: Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow signs for the South Lakes and Windermere (dual carriageway). At the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway take the first left, following signs for Crook and Bowness-on-Windermere on the B5284. After 6 miles arrive at a T junction at the bottom of a hill, turn left on to the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road). Follow the blue RAC signs and after 1/2 mile fork right on to the B5360. Blackwell is 100 metres on the right.

From the North: Leave the M6 at junction 39 and follow the A6 signed ‘Kendal’. Once in Kendal follow signs for ‘M6 Junction 36’ and ‘A65’. Keep right, following the river, until the road comes to a junction. Still keeping in the right hand lane cross the bridge and take a sharp right, signed ‘Town Centre’. Stay in the right hand lane. Pass the parish church, on your right, then take the first right into the public car park signed ‘Abbot Hall’. Pass through the gate into the Abbot Hall car park.

From the North: Leave the M6 at junction 40 and follow signs for Keswick (A66) and Windermere (A591) via Grasmere and Ambleside. At Windermere follow signs for Bowness-on-Windermere. Once in Bownesson-Windermere, follow the blue RAC signs to Blackwell which is situated just off the A5074 (Lyth Valley Road) on the B5360. GPS Location - N54°20.572 , W2°55.319

GPS Location - N54°19.386 , W2°44.724 A591

A6 Station

A685

A592

A5074

Bowness-onWindermere

A684

B5284

Parish Church

Abbot Hall & Museum

B5285

Blackwell B5360

A591

A65

A592

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