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Artists at the Merz begins

One of Cumbria’s leading arts organisations Prism Arts is in residence at the Merz Barn in Langdale with a group of 15 Cumbrian artists over August.

They have a schedule of workshops open to the public over the month, followed by a 4-day exhibition.

“This is the first time that Prism Arts has run a project like this, it is a great opportunity for our emerging artists, staff artists and bank artists to create work together. They are looking forward to spending time at the Merz Barn and being inspired by the historically and culturally significant space.” – Ali McCaw

Rosie Galloway-Smith – Lychen

The artists joining the residency include Alex Jakob-Whitworth, Amanda Mudge, Ali McCaw, Celia Burbush, David Napthine, Helen Walsh, Jac Addison, John Lake, Katarina Prior, Katie Lock, Marc McKiernan, Mark Gibbs, Rosie Galloway-Smith, Vicki Maxfield, Vicky Jones and members of the Prism Arts Studio Arts programme.

The exhibition will include a myriad of different artforms across sculpture, drawing, jewellery, painting, which will be displayed in the buildings and the surrounding woodlands.

During the residency the artists are running workshops, giving people the opportunity to get creative and learn a new skill while enjoying the beautiful site, that inspired the German refugee artist Kurt Schwitters while he resided there.

The workshops are varied and spread over the month, they include stop-motion animation, drawing and painting. To see the full programme and book visit the website –

The exhibition is open from Friday 23rd Aug until Monday 26th Aug, 10am-4pm.

If you have any accessibility concerns please get in touch with Prism Arts 01228587691, email [email protected]

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