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Back to freelance from three glorious years at the National Trust

I’ve been working for the National Trust for the last three years as the Contemporary Arts Programme Manager (North). I led the Trust New Art in programme in the North, commissioning artists to explore heritage, contemporary society and climate change across countless properties and places, working in partnership with a range of organisations, artists and communities, including […]

Skills 4 Work

I am delivering a series of workshops in design and reuse for unemployed people in West Cumbria including: upholstery, lampshades, soft furnishings and decorative techniques.

Britain from Above

I’ve just been appointed to project manage the Solway Firth (Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway) community engagement projects and artists commissions in response to Britain from Above. “The project aims to conserve and engage people with a fascinating collection of historic aerial photographs, taken by pioneering company Aerofilms between 1919 and 1953. We have approx. […]

Tactile View Landscape by the Metre

Woolly Artwork inspired by a landscape painting Horizon, Warwick Hall by artist Bridget Cox exhibited at Dunthwaite Barn, Sethmurthy, Cockermouth 10-16th August 2013. The idea came about when Cathy met the exhibition organizer and resident of this beautiful National Trust property Annabel Lewis. The artwork uses local sheep’s wool and was dyed and woven by […]