Laura Ford: Seen and Unseen

Blackwell: The Arts and Crafts House

11 March – 4 September 2016

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Work from Ford’s early career is brought together with new sculptures at this dual-venue exhibition running across two sites in Cumbria.

Laura Ford describes her work as 'sculptures dressed as people who are dressed as animals', conceived of as a means by which to explore aspects of the human condition. Weeping girls, pacing cats, elephants dressed in nightwear – her anthropomorphic works are at once entertaining and disturbing.

This spring the sculptors’ imaginative creations are displayed simultaneously at Abbot Hall Gallery and Blackwell Arts & Crafts House.

Venue information

Opening times

Nov – Feb

Daily, 10.30am 4pm

Mar – Oct

Daily, 10.30am  5pm

Closed 25 & 26 Dec

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