10 January 2018

Troubled Schwitters Merz Barn May Be Exported To China

The troubled Merz Barn in Langdale, Cumbria once used by the artist Kurt Schwitters as a studio, after escaping the Nazis in the 1940s could be sold and moved from the Lake District to China.

2 September 2017

EMPIRE II Launches First Event At Provincial Project Space Kendal Cumbria 

Artist curators Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods are launching a new project space in Kendal Cumbria. The ironically named ‘Provincial Project Space’ promises to offer up to four international quality shows each year.

5 May 2017

Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn in Cumbria In Danger Of Sell Off

Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn in Cumbria is in danger of being sold off on the open market as Arts Council England have refused the project funding three times.

9 February 2015

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Anselm Kiefer Artist’s Rooms Exhibition Moves North To Cumbria

Anselm Kiefer is one of the most important post-war European artists. Born in Germany in 1945, he now lives and works in France, His work encompasses themes of environment, memory as well as myth, history, literature and identity. This exhibition is a remarkable opportunity to see this major artist, featuring works from the ARTIST ROOMS […]

21 September 2013

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Beatrix Potter’s Cumbrian Home Granted Grade II Listed Status

Artist and writer Beatrix Potter’s Cumbrian home, which was built between 1871-1875, has been granted grade II status. The house was designed by the renowned architect Alfred Waterhouse, who is best known for designing the Natural History Museum and Manchester Town Hall, and typifies his work for later 19th century industrialists. The house has been […]