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Exhibition, Fri 14 Jul - Sat 30 Dec 2017, £7.70

David Hockney, A Rake's Progress

David Hockney, A Rake's Progress

The Start of the Spending Spree and the Door Opening for a Blonde from A Rake’s Progress, 1961 – 1963, David Hockney (detail), Etching aquatint, Edition of 50, 18 x 23", © and courtesy David Hockney

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    David Hockney is one of the most successful and widely recognised British artists of his generation, with a career that now spans 6 decades.

    A Rake’s Progress was made following David Hockney’s first trip to New York in 1961, a visit that marked a transformation in Hockney’s personal and professional life. Hockney’s prints revisit themes in English artist William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress, an eighteen-century moral tale presented in a series of 8 engravings.

    A Rake’s Progress was Hockney’s first major group of etchings. Since then he has created more than 500 prints. Accomplished in drawing, Hockney developed a natural talent for depiction in line on etching plates. This series of 16 skillfully executed etching and aquatint prints draw on his experience as a visitor to New York in their narrative, featuring a semi-autobiographical character.

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

    Children welcomeDisabled access

    Picnic site nearby. Free admission to The Bakestone cafe at Abbot Hall.

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Fri 14 Jul - Sat 30 Dec 2017 10:00 to 17:00 12:00 to 16:00

    Prices

    Adult £7.70 / £7.00. free for kids, students and 'friends'

    Contact

    Kate Clegg

    01539 722 464

    Address

    Abbot Hall,
    Kendal,
    Cumbria,
    LA9 5AL

    Directions

    From M6 jct 36 take A590 to Kendal. Come off dual-carriageway at Kendal south. Follow signs into town, Abbot Hall is well signed, next to Parish church.

    Just a short walk from Kendal Train Station. Swap onto the Lakes Line from Oxenholme and alight at Kendal.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Kendal station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access

    Picnic site nearby. Free admission to The Bakestone cafe at Abbot Hall.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Dining

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu
    • YesAudible alarm system

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