Exhibitions still to come in 2018 …..

(featured image by Donald Wilkinson)



(Entry is included in House admission)


6th September – 16th November 2018

Reading the Book of Nature: Studies from the natural world by John Ruskin

Ruskin saw nature as the great teacher, from which we could learn all the laws for life.  For him, science and art taught us equally to read the book of nature.  Ruskin’s studies are a unique blend of objective analysis and personal response.


21st November 2018 – 6th February 2019


Black Sun, Blue Light by Patricia Townsend

A starlike object moves in the dark space of the Blue Gallery whilst, in the Annexe, the sky has shattered into a cairn of shards.

Video artist and sculptor Patricia Townsend returns to the Blue Gallery five years after her video installation Morecambe Bay. In Black Sun she presents a hypnotic vision which is powerfully moving together with a sculptural installation in the Annexe reflecting Ruskin’s love of the sky; polarities which usher-in 2019, the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth.



(Entry is included in House or Garden admission)


1st September – 29th October 2018

Northern Light

Donald Wilkinson’s exhibition will consist of land and seascapes made in Scotland and work made in the fells of Cumbria and the Solway coast. The work is mainly about the light and the weather at different times of the year.


3rd November – 11th December – Jennifer Thorpe.

Sea’s The Moment

Exhibition of pastel paintings by Jennifer Thorpe.

Witnessing a beautiful sunset or crashing waves on the beach cleanses the soul, brings peace to our minds and leaves a memory etched into our being.  “Seize the moment” is exactly what Jennifer does in her work, she creates her vision of fleeting moments of beauty with soft pastels and her fingers.  Our island is spectacular and we can indulge in its wonders if our hearts and eyes are open.




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