Now in its 9th year, this celebration of Printmaking is one of the leading exhibitions of its kind in the UK. A blend of 60 Printmakers with over 1000 original artworks to choose from.
The exhibition reflects the broad spectrum of printing techniques, including woodblock, linocut, etching, screenprint and collagraph, focusing on unusual and different ways printing can be used. A curated area explores the use of printing techniques in collage, printing onto fabrics, paper, ceramics, and even mirror shards.
We are excited to have a selection of Hester Cox’s haymaking project, a haymaking calendar in 12 linocuts and London artist, Cally Conway’s Lino print inspired clothing collaboration with retail store, Anthropologie.
Open daily 10am to 5.00pm. Free Entry
Libby Edmondson’s Pop-Up Print Shop
Now open near our Gallery, visit our pop-up print shop dedicated to the vibrant work of Libby Edmondson with over 20 prints to choose from as well as a range of her Hare and Cheetah Sculptures.
All the artwork is available to take away on the day of your visit. You simply fill in the order form and take it the Gallery Desk where the team will be delighted to help.
Open daily 10am-5pm
We Feed The UK – Pop-up Portraits Exhibition
Until 15 April
A selection of We Feed the UK portraits, taken by photographer Louis Little, is currently on display in our community Gallery. We Feed the UK is a radical re-storying of regenerative farmers, food producers and grain rebels; custodians of biocultural diversity across land, sea, soil and seed. Their nature-friendly practices are the root of our future resilience, and the time is ripe to elevate these efforts in support of the regenerative farming transition right here in the British Isles.
Throughout 2023 The Gaia Foundation, who are leading on We Feed The UK, set up a pop-up portrait studio at three of the UK’s most-loved events celebrating the regenerative farming movement – Oxford Real Farming Conference, Groundswell and Land Skills Fair. Here they met both the well-known and the unsung heroes of a thriving and hopeful sector; the people who are (re)growing an agri-culture to nourish people and planet.
Upon hearing these inspiring stories, The Gaia Foundation selected ten to amplify through a national arts project weaving together over 40 collaborators including ten critically acclaimed photographers and 10 award-winning spoken word artists, the Hot Poets.
A selection of 32 of the portraits are now on display at Rheged. They were taken by photographer Louis Little, who has worked alongside Martin Parr for a number of years, creating the infamous Parr portrait studios.
The 10 flagship We Feed The Uk exhibitions launch at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool on 8 February 2024, where the first story – ‘Agri-culture: a lineage of hedgerow ligging in Cumbria’ – will be exhibited, alongside previews of the nine other stories.
More at www.wefeedtheuk.org