Debut for Cumbrian artists at Tullie House

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Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is about to host a showcase event.

The event is for the SOURCE Cumbrian digital artist development program and will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 25.

This event will celebrate the success of the program and feature the seven SOURCE award-winning artists presenting their work.

SOURCE began in March 2020 under the leadership of a partnership between the Cumbria Museum Consortium and Signal Film & Media, providing a free opportunity for emerging and mid-career artists to take their practice to the next level with a particular focus on technology and digital media.

Each artist has been matched with one of Cumbria’s four cultural organizations including Signal Film & Media, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Windermere Jetty Museum and Wordsworth Grasmere.

An impressive and diverse selection of works has been created as part of the program from animated photo albums, digital photographs, short films and even a customizable online game.

Kate Parry, Director of the Cumbria Museum Consortium, said: “It has been fascinating to see how the seven artists reacted to the various sites and museum collections across Cumbria and to see the works of art emerge.

“As museum staff, we have learned how diverse, intriguing and fun digital art can be.

“After so many conversations on Zoom, I can’t wait to see all the artists come together to present their work in person.”

There will be the opportunity to hear artists during a roundtable and ask questions about their work.

The event will end with an exclusive screening of Jennifer McMillan’s “Shadow Clock” projected onto the historic spaces of Tullie House that inspired her work.

It’s a great and rare opportunity to hear local artists discuss their work in person.

Although the SOURCE project started over a year ago, due to COVID-19 restrictions, this event brings the artists together for the first time in public.

Project Manager for Tullie House, Claire Sleightholm said: “These works have now been added to the permanent collections of Tullie House and we will be able to share with the public the work of these incredible Cumbrian artists for years to come.

The showcase event is free and open to the public, seats can be reserved through the Tullie House website.


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