Laura Ford: Seen and Unseen

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

11 March – 25 June 2016

£3.20 with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.35)

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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

Open Monday - Saturday

1 November to 28 February
The Gallery: 10.30am - 4.00pm
Last admission: 3.30pm
The Bakestone: 10.30am - 4.00pm

1 March to 31 October
The Gallery: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Last admission: 4.30pm
The Bakestone: 10.00am - 5.00pm

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