“Through the Locking Glass” Exhibition

“Through the Locking Glass” Exhibition


Organizer: Rheged Centre

Name: The Rheged Centre

Phone: 01768 868000

Email: enquiries@rheged.com

Website: http://www.rheged.com/


Penrith, Cumbria,
CA11 0DQ

Price Notes

“Through the Locking Glass” opens in Rheged’s Gallery on Saturday 26 June and runs until Sunday 5 September. – most of the 160 artworks are for sale. Open daily 9-5.30pm. Entry is free but please pre-book a time slot at rheged.com or at the desk on arrival.


Just 2 minutes from M6 jct 40, off the A66.


This exhibition spotlights Cumbrian creatives’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with an emphasis on lockdowns.

This exhibition captures a unique time in human history; it celebrates the creativity, diversity and excellence of the 80 featured Cumbrian artists and includes 160 pieces of high-quality fine art, illustrations, prints, photography, poetry, 3D art and sculpture.

On hand to launch it were David Felton, author of “Through the Locking Glass – What Cumbrian Artists did through Lockdown”, the book that inspired the exhibition along with Evelyn Sinclair exhibiting artist and collaborator on the book. Alongside them were exhibiting artist Joan Prickett with Eve and Kirsty - NHS workers whose portraits are in the exhibition. Finally, Amy Williams from Kendal, who won the commission to create a piece that reflected the essence of the pandemic. Her 3D Cumbrian paper landscape encourages visitors to actively engage with the exhibition and share their stories.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
26/06/2021 05/09/2021 9 - 5.30