A display of the work the Turner Prize nominee created during his two years as associate artist at the National Gallery.

Inspired by the woodland themes within the National Gallery's collection, Shaw created this body of work reflecting on his own experiences with nature. He describes walking in the forest near his hometown as a teenager, with the feeling that something out of the ordinary could happen at any time there, away from the supervision of adults'.

What is particularly interesting about his approach is his choice of Humbrol enamel paint, typically used to colour model trains and aeroplanes.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Abbot Hall, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5AL

01539 722464


Opening times

Open Monday to Saturday

1st November - 28th February

The Gallery: 10:30am - 4:00 pm

Last Admission: 3:30pm

The Bakestone: 10:00am - 5:00pm

1st March - 31st October

The Gallery: 10:30am - 5:00pm

Last Admission: 4:30pm

The Bakestone: 10:00am - 5:00pm

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