Artful Ways is a brand new Arts Council funded project bringing people together across Cumbria to celebrate creativity, connection and place as the county emerges from lockdown. Running alongside New Light, artworks created as part of the project will be displayed in the main art gallery at Tullie House.
Artful Ways is being led by Harriet and Rob Fraser of somewhere-nowhere, an artistic practice that engages people with issues of place & natural environment. Artful Ways invited people from across the cultural sector to meet up outside, to walk between studios, venues and other cultural landmarks, and to make a piece of work in response. Their tracks, recorded with a user-friendly app, have been added to a new map celebrating Cumbria's creative richness. Pieces of creative work made by participants - from professional artists to budding creatives - will be shared on the website and a selection have been chosen to feature in the touring exhibition.
To view some of the works produced for Artful Ways, visit the Artful Ways online gallery.
The project has been made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England; Cumbria Museum Consortium; and Great Place Lakes & Dales; and with support in kind from all the project partners. The project is run in partnership with:
Cumbria Arts & Culture Network (CACN)
Cumbria Museum Consortium
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery
Great Place Lakes and Dales
Florence Arts Centre
Full of Noises
Forestry England / Grizedale Sculpture
ESRI UK (Mapping systems)