The major summer exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery is Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud, which has opened in time for the holiday. This is the biggest exhibition ever staged at Abbot Hall, which features 135 works and runs across six galleries.
OFFER: The gallery will be open on Sundays throughout summer and on this day there is half-price admission to anyone in the CA or LA postcodes (Cumbria and North Lancashire).
The 50% offer applies to all tickets – visitors need to produce something that shows that their address is in one of these two postcodes.
Artists John Ruskin and JMW Turner both liked to record what they did on their holidays and visits abroad, often in very detailed drawings and paintings. Visitors can create an imagined landscape or a version of their holiday within doodles as part of a self-led Everyday Creativity.
Across all venues Everyday Creativity is asking people to take time away from day-to-day life and try something new, or to rekindle a passion. There will be creative stations that will signpost visitors to spend five minutes being creative.
Muck in with Messy Mondays
A new event which enables families to play with paint, have fun with fabric and create with clay. Messy Mondays take place on three Mondays during the holiday in the Lab, across the car park from Museum of Lakeland Life.
Abbot Hall is putting on Gallery in the Library sessions at Kendal Library throughout summer. The free sessions for under 5s will explore art and the senses.
Children go free at both Abbot Hall and Museum of Lakeland & Industry. And there is a joint ticket available for adults who visit both venues.
29 July, 5, 12 August, 11am-3pm.
Messy drop-on craft activities! Play with paint, have fun with fabric, create with clay. Takes place in the Lab (across the car park from Museum of Lakeland Life). This is free with admission to the Museum of Lakeland Life or Abbot Hall.
Visitors can be inspired by the paintings of Ruskin and Turner. Visitors can create an imagined landscape or a version of their holiday within doodles.
Gallery in the Library:
Friday 26 July and Fridays throughout August, 10.30-11.15am.
Gallery in the Library sessions take place at Kendal Library. The free sessions for under 5s will explore art and the senses with a different theme each week.
26 July - Colour
2 August - Shape
9 August - Pattern
16 August - Texture
23 August - Light & shadow
30 August - Sculpture