The monumental artworks of Lynn Chadwick, one of the twentieth century’s most important British sculptors, are to go on show against the suitably dramatic backdrop of Lake Windermere and the Lakeland Fells. Lake District destinations Abbot Hall Art Gallery (Kendal, pictured) and Blackwell, The Arts and Crafts House (Bowness-on-Windermere) are teaming up for a retrospective of Chadwick’s distinctive, innovative sculptures, which made use of materials such as welded metal and hard-setting plaster and iron compound stolit. The two sites will show off key works from all phases of Chadwick’s career, several of which will be displayed outside to interact with their surroundings. Early abstract mobiles and mid-twentieth century human/beast/machine metal constructions are on show at Abbot Hall, whilst large-scale figures from the later period of his career tower over the lawn at Blackwell, with domestic-scale sculptures sitting inside the Arts and Crafts house. The ticket price gains visitors entry to both venues, and includes free entry to the Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, also housed in Abbot Hall.

Lynn Chadwick: Evolution in Sculpture, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL and Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3JT. Thu 28 Mar-Sat 15 June, Tel: 01539 722464, £12,

Thu 28 Mar - Sat 15 Jun
Natalie Bradbury
Published on:
Fri 22 Mar 2013