MAY – Rock Solid? 2 – Exhibition

Rock Solid?2  is a group exhibition that explores Lake District coast atomic waste burial.

Visit this new group exhibition in our People’s Gallery from the 9th May until 29th June 2024

The exhibition brings together heavyweights of the Cumbrian and international art world at The People’s Gallery, Kendal Museum, alongside an art trail throughout Kendal and other events.

John Moore’s Painting Prize winner Martin Greenland is Guest Artist.  Other Cumbrian icons taking part are Julian Cooper, internationally renowned for iconic mountain paintings and Russell Mills who has produced record covers for some of the biggest names in rock music.   Altogether 20 artists have produced artworks including comic books, installations and multi-media inspired by the plan to use coastal geology to try and contain humanity’s most long lived and dangerous wastes.

For more about the project see: RockSolid?2 (

Interested? Why not get involved in the free events!

🐾 Trail – Art trail through Kendal town center, drop by the museum for a trail sheet.

🥂 Exhibition preview – Open preview evening 6-8pm on Friday 10th May at Kendal Museum’s People’s Gallery. All are welcome.

🎙 Talk – Atomic Wastes Under Cumbria?” with Dr Ian Fairlie, an expert on radiation in the environment and Richard Outram of Nuclear Free Local Authorities 7-9pm on Saturday 11th May at The Venue via Kendal Museum. Entry is free but please RSVP to

🥾 Walk – a geology, wildlife and literature walk along the Cumbrian coastline from St Bees to Jonathon Swift’s House at Whitehaven (date tbc)..

Entry and opening
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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