Display - Abbot Hall at Blackwell
19 October - 31 December 2012
The fiftieth anniversary of Abbot Hall Art Gallery has presented us with the perfect excuse for unearthing many of the little-seen treasures from the Lakeland Arts Trust stores. When Blackwell was restored in 1999-2001, a number of the former bedrooms were redesigned as gallery rooms; these retain the character of domestic spaces, with architectural features such as fireplaces and windows providing a unique gallery setting. For this display, the intimate, semi-domestic Arts & Crafts interiors of Blackwell offer the perfect environment for viewing a selection of late-Victorian and Edwardian works from the Abbot Hall collection, including paintings and works on paper by artists such as Alfred Heaton Cooper, WG Collingwood, James Hamilton Hay and John Ruskin.
Supported by - Arts Council England