ART GALLERY

A changing programme of exhibitions by local, national and international artists

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VENICE – DANIEL IBBOTSON

VENICE – DANIEL IBBOTSON

Daniel Ibbotson "This exhibition will tell the story of my inclusion and ongoing adventure at this year’s Venice Biennale". I was asked by European Cultural Centre to exhibit at this...

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21 September 2022 21st September 2022 - 23rd October 2022

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

Summer Exhibition

Summer Exhibition

The Upfront Gallery Summer Exhibition includes some of our regular artists and some new artists. There is a selection of work in a variety of media - oil, acrylic, charcoal,...

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18 September 2022
From Xian, China to Upfront, Penrith!

From Xian, China to Upfront, Penrith!

Original Chinese Paintings by Milly (Mrs Shang Chaofeng) This exhibition of Milly’s work has been brought to us by John Keith, local art collector, who is an Upfront Gallery supporter...

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19 July 2022 19th July 2022 - 4th September 2022
Hive Geometrix

Hive Geometrix

Paintings by Stephen Livingstone Beehives are places of mystery and magic. Even beekeepers, who over many centuries have developed an intimate, symbiotic relationship with honeybees, can never properly understand the...

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17 May 2022 17th May 2022 - 3rd July 2022

About the Gallery

The Gallery presents a changing programme of exhibitions. Work is selected by the owners to produce shows that reflect a wide cross section of artists and styles. Artists are local, national and international. Exhibitions include painting, sculpture, ceramics and textiles. These may be one man shows or group shows, united by a theme which inspires the work.

The gallery also has a changing collection of work by artists who have become popular exhibitors at Upfront.

During mid January until early March, the Gallery stages the “Upfront Open Exhibition”. Over 100 artists, from Cumbria and beyond submit work that is selected for the exhibition by a panel of judges.

The on-line application form. is available for artists from October of the previous year.

Would you like to exhibit your artwork?

Artists interested in exhibiting at the gallery should initially email images of work, plus C.V. and relevant artist statement.