Cultures Collide

Exploring links between Tullie House’s Japanese and Cumbrian Collections

The ground floor George Howard Gallery of Old Tullie House is reimagined in this exciting new display created in collaboration with Prism Arts Studio Arts group.

As some of Tullie House’s Pre-Raphaelite paintings are currently on tour in Japan, we were inspired to explore the Japanese collections held here at Tullie House.  While recognising that Japan and its traditional art is very different culturally and aesthetically to Cumbria’s, there are similarities in the artists’ inspiration and outlook, techniques and visual qualities.

These qualities are explored in a display that features work by Thomas Bushby, Sheila Fell, Utagawa Hiroshige, Katsushika Hokusai, and Percy Kelly.  Some of which have never, or infrequently been exhibited at Tullie House.

Prism Arts Studio Arts group and Tullie House welcomes you to our alternative look at landscape, industry, Tokonama and some cats…



Adult: £6.50 day ticket £10 annual ticket Admission to the exhibition is included in general admission to the museum


On: 18 th February 2019, 10:00 am Until: 15 th March 2020, 10:00 am


Old Tullie House