Rock Solid?2' exhibition features national and international artists

The event kicks off next month <i>(Image: Rock Solid?2)</i>
The event kicks off next month (Image: Rock Solid?2)

Heavyweights of the Cumbrian and international art world are coming together next month to take part in a new exhibition.

Titled, 'Rock Solid?2', the exhibition will last from May 9 to June 29 at the People’s Gallery, Kendal Museum and will coincide with a series of events including an art trail through Kendal town centre.

The exhibition is a fascinating exploration of Lake District landscape and the plan to use coastal geology to contain atomic wastes.

Over 20 artists, including notable mountain painter Julian Cooper, and internationally acclaimed artist, Russell Mills, will be taking part.

The guest artist for the event will be Martin Greenland, winner of the John Moore’s Painting Prize.

The Westmorland Gazette: Martin Greenland is the guest artist
The Westmorland Gazette: Martin Greenland is the guest artist

Coordinator and participating artist Marianne Birkby said: "This is a unique celebration of Lakeland’s jewel-like geology, landscape, flora and fauna seen through the lens of a ‘quixotic’ plan to bury atomic wastes deep under the Cumbrian coast and the sea."

Ms Birkby also said: "Altogether 20 artists have produced artworks including comic books, installations, sculpture and multi-media in a vibrant and thought provoking exhibition - a must see for all those who love Cumbria!"

The exhibition will open with a preview evening on May 10, 6-8pm.

The People’s Gallery will be open to public from Thursday to Saturday, 9.30am-4.30pm, and entry is free.