The Nuisance of Landscape is a major survey show of the work of Grizedale Arts over the last 15 years; from rotting sculpture in a forest to super social utility. The exhibition runs from October 10 to December 20 across four venues in South Lakeland: Abbot Hall Art Gallery, the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House and the Coniston Institute. More to follow soon
Blackwell the Arts and Crafts House
October 10 - December 20
The story of the failure of the political ambitions of craft and design: utopian ambitions mixed with an uncomfortable relationship between machine, hand and economics. And a smoke machine with lasers.
See website for more information
Museum of Lakeland Life
10 October - 20 December
Laure Prouvost's Turner Prize winning Wantee is now on display integrated into the interior displays of the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry as part of the Nuisance of Landscape retrospective. Visit as part of the four venue programme with Lakeland Arts Trust and the Coniston Institute.
The Honest Shop at Coniston Institute is now up and running and open every day. Selling only locally produced products made by the village. Fresh veg from the surrounding gardens and allotments, freezer meals made by the Youth Club, alpaca knitwear from a nearby farm, home baking from many of the local ladies and much more!
Confessions of the Imperfect: On Art, History and Use: 1848 - 1989 - today
A large scale historical survey show in Eindhoven co-curated by Grizedale Arts and the Van Abbe Museum opening November 22 to February 22. This exhibition presents a new history of art according to use value - from John Ruskin to Edward Snowden, with contributions from John Ruskin, Renzo Martens, Fernando Dory Garcia, Liam Gillick, Alexadra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus, Alan Turing, Wendelien van Oldenburgh and many, many more.
Coniston Institute, Yewdale Road, Coniston
10 October - 1 December
A historical landscape exhibition with picutres from Cumbrian country house collections in a structure designed and built by DJ Simpson alongside Arts and Crafts Shop, Coffee House,Lectures and Talks, Craft and Design Workshops, Indoor Bowls, Useful and Genuinely Local Souvenirs and Products Produced on Site, Film Screenings, Public Maker Space, Massage Therapy.
Grizedale Arts - Adding Complexity to Confusion is a lavishly illustrated romp through the last decade of our projects and it's now available to BUY ONLINE HERE.
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