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Museum’s exhibition celebrates work of Cumbrian artist Lorna Graves

Lorna Graves (1947-2006): Memories of Belonging’ exhibition now available to see at Penrith and Eden Museum (image copyright of the Estate of Lorna Graves).

[P]enrith and Eden Museum is opening its doors for a new exhibition ‘Lorna Graves (1947-2006): Memories of Belonging’. The display celebrates the work and life of Lorna Graves, a widely recognised 20 century Cumbrian artist and her relationship to the Eden landscape.

Her work concentrated on symbolic and archetypal themes: the Pennine woman, animals and standing stones. These are the focus of the exhibition which looks at her working process and her life in this part of Cumbria. It brings together archival material and objects from Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery and several private lenders to capture Lorna’s all-too-brief career.

Penrith and Eden Museum’s Joint Curator, Corinna Leenen said: “It is exciting to finally see all of the different objects brought together in one display and to acknowledge the work of such an important Cumbrian artist. The new exhibition is open now and will run until 1 June 2018. The biography of Lorna Graves ‘Winter Flowers, The Life and Work of Lorna Graves 1947-2006’, written by Clare Crossman, is also on sale during the exhibition.”

Entry to Penrith and Eden Museum is free. For more information about events and exhibitions visit

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