JULY – Hiraeth by Seren Shaw – Exhibition

About the exhibition

Hiraeth: An Incomplete Journey of Art & Belonging is an ongoing project by Cumbrian artist Seren Shaw. This new exhibition at Kendal Museum’s People’s Gallery will launch Shaw’s fascinating and locally embedded practice and demonstrate creative synergies between archaeological collections and our natural world.

The exhibition runs from the 4th of July until the 10th of August. Shaw’s first solo exhibition will explore themes of personal identity, ancestry, local history, and the desire to belong. Shaw utilizes ‘mudlarking’ (searching riverbanks for objects of historical interest) as a way to collect found objects, both man-made and natural, to incorporate into her artwork.

Hiraeth is a collection of mixed-media sculptures, natural weaving, printmaking and collage. She uses found objects and historical artifacts to create thought-provoking conceptual works that take the viewer on a journey through the past, and what it means to belong.

Artist biography

Seren Shaw is a freelance artist and creative practitioner based in Carlisle, Cumbria. She is deeply inspired by the natural world and enjoys exploring concepts of collective memory and geographical history through her work.

Entry and opening

Please join us for a preview evening on Friday 5th July 6pm – 8pm to celebrate the opening of Hiraeth.

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.

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