Gallery

Exhibiting Now

Now in its 12th year, the biennial New Light Prize Exhibition is an open art competition which celebrates and promotes the best of Northern Art. 

It is open to artists born, living, or studying an art-based degree in Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, or Yorkshire.

From the call out, a prestigious panel of judges have selected over 120 exciting artworks in an array of mediums for this the biennial New Light Prize Exhibition.

The Gallery at Rheged is delighted to be Cumbria’s hosting venue for this exhibition, where visitors can explore the wealth of northern talent, discuss the 5 award winners, vote for the Visitors Choice Award and purchase new work.

Open daily 10am to 5.30pm. 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

Epona- The Wild Pony of the North

Saturday 20 April – Friday 19 July

On display in our Community Gallery along our Retail Street

Image Credit: Ruth Chamberlain

Introducing an ambitious new project, Epona-The Wild Pony of the North, this display showcases the concept of a giant Fell pony on the side of Blease Fell in the Tebay Gorge area as well as the Epona Community Engagement Project; a new cultural programme exploring Eden’s environmental and cultural heritage that aims to engage the participation of young people and community groups.

This display will present some of the work created in the workshops alongside information and visuals about the Tebay Gorge area and the heritage of the site, alongside important information about the Fell pony breed.

More at https://www.edenarts.co.uk/projects/epona

Creative Classes

Kintsugi Craft Workshop for Beginners
14 Sep
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£45
Discover the ancient art of Kintsugi in a fun and creative way and create beautiful…
Creative Writing with Emma Thompson | Short Story Writing
17 Aug
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£30
‘Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short…
Creative Writing with Emma Thompson | How to Create Conflict and Tension
17 Aug
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£30
A story or novel without conflict is dull and won’t engage the reader, and dramatic…
Create a Hand Sewn Roman Blind with Ashlea Ginesi | 2 Day Course
23 Nov
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£140
New for our programme of creative classes, a chance to learn some sewing techniques with…
Creative writing with Emma Thompson | MORE Short Story Writing
07 Sep
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£30
This class is open to everyone – people new to short story writing or those…
Creative writing with Emma Thompson | How to use language to add power to your writing
07 Sep
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£30
Language is powerful and, in this class, Emma will help you understand what ‘language’ means….
Portraits in Watercolours with Catherine Macdiarmid
10 Nov
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£55
Develop some different watercolour techniques that can be used for portraits. Photographs and photocopies will…
Animal Sculptures from Recycled Material with Artist Mark Gibbs
02 Jun
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£70
In this artist-led class, you will make a 3D animal from the contents of your…
Colour, Texture and Pattern Weaving with Jan Beadle
16 Nov
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£70
Enjoy a day weaving a scarf using a four-shaft table loom and beautiful coloured yarn.Jan…
Become a Weaver with Jan Beadle | 2 Day Course
19 Oct
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£140
2 Day Course, 10-4pm each dayYou may know the basics, maybe you have set up…
Tartan Weaving with Jan Beadle
31 Aug
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£70
This course is a perfect introduction to weaving for beginners. Enjoy a day of weaving a…
Create a Piped Cushion with Ashlea Ginesi
26 Oct
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£50
New for our programme of creative classes, a chance to learn some sewing techniques with…
Introduction to Life Drawing with Catherine MacDiarmid
13 Oct
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£65
Working direct from a life model, you will be guided through different drawing techniques using…
Painting Figures in Watercolour with Catherine Macdiarmid
29 Sep
In this creative class, you will learn the basic principles of painting people in watercolour;…
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy with Claire Gould
06 Oct
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£65
Have you ever wished you could pick up a pen and create a beautiful piece…
Wet Felted Landscape & Felted Abstracts Workshop with Victoria Merness 
22 Jun
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£80
Felt Making is the oldest craft in the world, and it can be used to…
Embroidery with Wool Workshop with Victoria Merness | For All Skill Levels
08 Sep
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£80
This course is ideal as a progression if you have attended Victoria’s previous workshop, or…
Hand Embroidery & Applique with Victoria Merness for all Skill Levels
13 Jul
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£80
Join Victoria for this creative class where you will learn how to embroider, embellish, and…
Create Botanical Prints in Full Colour. Linocut for beginners with Laura Sowerby
07 Sep
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£90
Create an original botanical lino print in full colour, aided every step of the way…
Make a Freestanding Glass Wave with Roxanne Denny
14 Jul
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£65
Learn the skill of glass fusing and express your creativity by making a decorative freestanding…
Make a Fused Glass Bowl with Roxanne Denny
30 Jun
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£65
Learn a new skill and enjoy the freedom to get creative while making your own…
Fused Glass Christmas Decorations with Roxanne Denny
09 Nov
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£65
Try your hand at glass fusing and have fun making your own Christmas decorations with…
Portraits in Watercolours with Catherine Macdiarmid
23 Jun
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£55
Develop some different watercolour techniques that can be used for portraits. Photographs and photocopies will…