Sedition: An Uprising of Cumbrian Contemporary Artists

From 18 September, Tullie House opens a new exhibition celebrating the most innovative and challenging work currently being produced by contemporary artists in Cumbria.

Much of the work being produced in Cumbria, whilst celebrated outside the region, is overlooked within it. Sedition has been designed to address this situation, to give a more representative picture of contemporary art practice in Cumbria than previously seen. With work selected by Tullie House, Laurence Lane (co-Director of The International 3, Manchester) and artist, Jamie Shovlin, the exhibition presents an exciting variety of work across all disciplines – from painting to film, photography, sculpture, installation and live art – by 21 professional artists living and working in the county.

An intensive and vibrant programme of events has been organised at Tullie House throughout the exhibition, including performances from the artists Di Clay, Jane Dudman and Rebecca Mellor. To coincide with Sedition, artists have also taken the initiative to open their studios, to organise events and to stage exhibitions around Carlisle, offering visitors the opportunity to encounter a wider selection of work than could be shown at Tullie House.

Artists include;
Kit Abramson, Christian Barnes, Kate Gilman Brundrett, Kevin Carr & Michael Cumming, Di Clay, Caroline Dalton, Jane Dudman, Derek Eland & Richard Wainman, Linda Fitzgerald, Maggie Hall, Rebecca Mellor, Monica Metsers, Russell Mills, David Morris, Stuart Parker, Lesli Sharples, Hannah Stewart, Patricia Townsend and Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Kit Mead, Gerard McGlade

Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery
Castle Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TP
T: 01228 618718
Art Gallery Opening Times
10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday, 12pm – 5pm Sunday
From November, Art Gallery closes at 4pm daily


Image: Rebecca Mellor: Untitled (Blinkers), 2010

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