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Art Exhibition, Wed 26 Sep - Sun 28 Oct 2018, £4-£5

The Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre


Friday 14 September – 28 October 2018. Showcasing the most innovative and exciting craft practice in the UK today, the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize exhibition from the V&A marks the 70th anniversary of BBC Woman’s Hour. A collaboration between the V&A, BBC Radio 4 and the Crafts Council, this is the most comprehensive prize of its kind. Ceramicist Phoebe Cummings was named the winner on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour broadcast live from the V&A on 8 November 2017. She was awarded a prize of £10,000.

Traditional materials and historic skills meet new techniques and challenging ideas in a richly varied, stunning and very contemporary show. The 12 finalists show the broad spectrum of craft practice today, from woven willow and darned jumpers to a bespoke bicycle and an intricate jewellery box. As well as being beautiful and technically excellent, the show explores the decline of UK manufacturing, advances in medicine and personal stories of loss and memory.

The artists in the exhibition are Laura Ellen Bacon (willow weaving), Alison Britton (ceramics), Neil Brownsword (ceramics and installation), Lin Cheung (jewellery), Phoebe Cummings (clay sculpture), Caren Hartley (metalwork), Peter Marigold (cabinet making), Celia Pym (wool/ repair), Romillly Saumarez Smith (jewellery), Andrea Walsh (ceramics), Emma Woffenden (glass) and Laura Youngson Coll (vellum/scupture). Exhibition tour organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize is in association with BBC Radio 4 and the Crafts Council.

Alongside the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, there will also be a small exhibition that puts a spotlight on northern makers. Curated by Rheged specifically to coincide with the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, it is a snapshot of craft and design in the north right now, featuring makers who live and work in the North of England, and Scotland. The exhibition includes Lorna Singleton (weaving), Jessica Harrison (ceramics), Joan and Jack Hardie (3d printed ceramics), Megan Randall (site specific ceramic installation) and Novocastrian (metalwork/furniture).

Enjoy 15% off food from our Main Café menu with a gallery, cinema or family theatre ticket.
Redeemable all day on the same day as your event ticket. Show your event ticket at point of payment to receive the discount. For groups, each diner must have a valid event ticket to receive the discount. Non Transferrable. Valid until 15 November 2018. Offer excludes food from our Taste Café and Deli, Pod Café and our Filling Station.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 26 Sep - Sun 28 Oct 2018 10:00 to 17:00


Full Price £5, Concession (60 years and over, students – student ID card or NUS card required) £4


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled car park next to main visitor entrance


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Map reference: NY 496283  Lat: 54.64728 Long: -2.78254

Just 2 minutes from M6 jct 40, off the A66 heading towards Keswick

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Penrith station

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