This major retrospective celebrates the extraordinary talent of Cumbrian artist, Percy Kelly.

For the first time Kelly’s entire artistic output is brought together in a rich display of over 100 works, many of which have not been exhibited before, spanning more than 65 years from 1928 when he was nine to his death, aged 74, in 1993.

The exhibition charts every facet of Kelly’s career: his love of the Cumbrian lakes, fells, coast, villages and industry captured in expressive charcoal and luminous watercolour. Dramatic linear panoramas, small intimate compositions, bold prints, exquisite calligraphy, beautifully illustrated letters and sensitive flower studies are all on show in this tribute to one of Cumbria’s best-loved artists.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

01228 618718


Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm (until 4pm Nov – Mar) ​Sun, 11am – 5pm (from 12noon-4pm Nov – Mar)

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