Kendal Museum are excited to announce the re-opening of their art gallery. Situated in the lower floor of the Museum building on Station road, the large room is well lit and features the original stone floor and pillars from its time as a wool warehouse. The room was used for exhibitions previously by local art groups and artists and more latterly taken over by Kendal College. Now that the College has opened its new learning spaces in the Westmorland Shopping Centre, the room can return to its previous use.
The opening exhibition in June 2022 was with Jess Levine, a popular local printmaker. Since then there have been exhibitions by Colin Reynolds – photographer, printmaker Jamie Barnes, and Mike Healey, painter and mixed media artist. Helen Steer, a landscape painter based in Penrith, will be exhibiting in November 2022. Other artists are lining up to exhibit in 2023.
Michael Bult, the Museum’s Business and Development Manager said, “This is an exciting space for us to promote and use – a new year-round venture for the Museum. We are always looking to welcome local artists, community groups to make use of the space.”
John Scott, Museum Assistant, worked on the gallery project with Michael and recognised that although Kendal has several small galleries, there was without doubt an opportunity for a larger space, especially for artists to display medium to large works of art.
Entry to the gallery only, is free, or can be combined with a ticket to the Museum which costs £5 for adults, £2 for children. This fee entitles visitors free access to the museum for 12 months.
Opening times are Thursday to Saturday 9.00am to 4.30pm.
About Kendal Museum
Founded in 1796, one of the oldest museums in the UK, Kendal Museum’s fascinating collections include local archaeology, history, geology and natural history from around the globe. Find out more.