Lakes inspired scavenged scrap masterpieces

Lakes inspired scavenged scrap masterpieces

Famed modernist artist Kurt Schwitters left a rich Lake District legacy from work made in a remote Langdale barn, immortalising his scavenged scrap material masterpieces. During the last three years of his life which he spent in the Lakes, he also wrote poetry and prose and painted landscapes and portraits.

Inventor of nonsense word Merz to describe his art practice, the German Dadaist will be put under the spotlight during a talk at University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.

Dr. Martyn Hudson, from Northumbria University, along with artist and University of Cumbria PhD researcher, Jackie Haynes, will take the stage at the Percival lecture theatre, to explore Kurt Schwitters and his Cultural Landscapes.

Part of a Writers and Artists in the Lakes lecture series, the free talk runs from 6.30 to 7.30pm, on Monday, February 3.

To book tickets or for more information click HERE.