AUGUST – Skulduggery by Fliss Watts – Exhibition

About Skulduggery

This exciting new exhibition at Kendal Museum’s People’s Gallery will showcase work by Cumbrian artist Fliss Watts from 15th August until 21st September. Skulduggery incorporates and expands on work by Fliss Watts previously shown in Carlisle and at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, under the title ‘Living is easy with eyes closed’.

Previous exhibitions addressed the climate crisis and the ways of thinking that have contributed to it. This showcase of new work turns to the non-human, animal world, biodiversity loss and mass extinction, which makes Kendal Museum, with its natural history collections, an ideal location. The exhibition includes a dynamic combination of prints, drawings, paintings and installations.

Please join us for a preview evening on Friday 16th August 6pm – 8pm to celebrate the opening of Skulduggery.

Entry to the People’s Gallery is free and open to public Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30-16:30. Please note that the gallery is down a flight of stairs. Please contact us if you require alternative access.

About the artist

Fliss Watts makes sculpture, paintings, prints and drawings. Her work is mostly figurative, including portraiture and still life.

Fliss grew up in Yorkshire and studied PPE at St Anne’s College, Oxford, and philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. After teaching philosophy in the USA for 3 years, she returned to the UK to study sculpture and printmaking at the City and Guilds of London School of Art (1989–92). She took up painting in 2010.

Fliss has lived in West Cumbria since 1999, taking part in open studio events and exhibiting in various local galleries. This year, one of her paintings forms part of a collaboration of 40+ artists from Cumbria and beyond, organised by Carlisle-based artist, Daniel Ibbotson, for the European Cultural Centre (ECC); the work will be exhibited at Palazzo Bembo in Venice during the 2024 Biennale. @proseed_Collective_Venice24

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