Joy For Ever at the Whitworth

We're delighted to have contributed to Manchester's big Ruskin-themed show at the Whitworth Gallery, now steered by our ex-deputy Alastair Hudson.

We have collected together documentation of 101 projects we have done over the last decade with the communities of Coniston village and with its Institute, which was revived by Ruskin when he moved here in the late 19th century.

Works shown range from new tiles made by Tom Philipson, a sausage sausage dog by Coniston Youth Club and a new community garden outline by Hayatsu Architects & Karen Guthrie which is planned for the Whitworth.

Thanks go to Francesca Ulivi who helped pull this show together at very short notice.

The exhibition runs until June 9, more visiting info here.


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Summer Volunteering Call-Out: RESULTS

Huge thanks to everybody who applied for our 12 summer volunteer placements.
We've now sent out emails to all successful applicants, so check your Inbox if you applied!

It was a hugely competitive round this time, and we are very sorry that we don't have capacity to answer all your emails personally. You are of course very welcome to apply again in the future if you have been unsuccessful this time round as we are looking for different skills and interests at different times of the year.




In London town

We've works in 2 free-to-visit acclaimed London shows currently, both Ruskin in flavour -  given it's his bicentenary an' all.

First up is 'Making It Happen' (Jan 30 - April 27) at RIBA London, a show designed by our collaborator Takeshi Hayatsu featuring our collaborative bricks with Coniston Institute for the proposed 'Ruskin's Road' project.

Architecture Gallery, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Second is a new Grizedale work by the hands of Adam Sutherland, Tom Phillipson and Calum Stirling, set amidst the blockbuster 'John Ruskin: The Power of Seeing' (Jan 26 - April 22) at 2 Temple Place.

Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD

Anchorhold underway

June 29 & 30 2019: Save the dates

We hope you can join us on the last weekend of June for Lawson Park's 10 year celebrations - it's us or Glasto, you decide.

Details of food, places to stay, exhibition/s, parties & so forth to follow very soon.

Blowing Our Own Trumpet

Watch a new short film that asks that million dollar question, 'What did Grizedale Arts do for you?'
Thanks to everyone who took part.

Bedside Reading Freebie

Copies of GA director Adam Sutherland's personal and very irreverent Exhibition Guide to his magnum opus, 'The Land We Live In, The Land We Left Behind' are available free by mail from us now.

Drop us a line for your copy, it's a great read for anyone who needs to know how Henry Moore connects to Otis Redding.

Grizedale Arts is made possible by the ongoing support of Arts Council England and South Lakeland District Council

Plus Tate

Grizedale Arts is a partner of Tate, and exchanges programmes, ideas and skills with Tate and the Plus Tate family of visual arts organisations