Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House

Blackwell The Arts and Crafts House
Blackwell
Bowness-on-Windermere
Cumbria
LA23 3JT
England

Website

www.blackwell.org.uk

www.lakelandartstrust.org.uk

E-mail

info@blackwell.org.uk

Telephone

015394 46139

Fax

015394 88486

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Blackwell is one of England's most important surviving houses from the turn of the 20th century. Designed by M. H. Baillie Scott between 1898 and 1900, it is a superb example of Arts and Crafts movement architecture.

It occupies a stunning position overlooking Windermere in the English Lake District and is open to the public as a Historic House and a gallery for contemporary craft.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Historic house or home, Architecture centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

17 January - 31 December 2014 (except 25 & 26 Dec)
Open Daily, 10:30 - 17:00 (Closing 16:00pm Nov - Feb)

Admission charges

Adult admission £8/£7.25, Children and Students FREE

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Glasgow Style: Arts & Crafts from 1890-1930

  • 25 July — 31 December 2014 *on now

The end of the nineteenth century saw Glasgow’s artists emerge as accomplished and talented crafts people. Born at the highly influential Glasgow School of Art and blending together the imagery of the Celtic Revival with influences from Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement, the term ‘the Glasgow Style’ was coined and came to represent this distinctive style developed in the west of Scotland.

This exhibition explores the unique skills of some of the leading makers associated with this period including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Talwin Morris, Jessie Marion King, Ernest Archibald Taylor and Margaret and Frances Macdonald, showing the strength and prominence of Glaswegian Arts and Crafts.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult Gift Aid £8, standard £7.25, children and students FREE.

Website

http://www.blackwell.org.uk/exhibitions/glasgow-style-arts-crafts-1890-1930

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Clay Days

In’Tent: Clay Days

  • 7 August 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm
  • 8 August 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm
  • 9 August 2014 11am-1pm
  • 9 — 10 August 2014 2-4pm

Ceramic artist, Karen Wilkinson is back to run more raku firings, one of the most popular events at Blackwell last year. There is so much to inspire on a walk through Blackwell’s rooms. There will be much to enthuse and excite the Clay Days participants who will design a decorative motif onto a biscuit fired tile which will then be fired on site in Karen’s raku kiln.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 includes one child on to workshop, admission to the house for accompanying adult. £3 for each additional child.
Booking essential

Website

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/10816028031/c24

Glasgow Style

Glasgow Style

  • 15 August 2014 2-2:30pm

Join our Curator to find out more about the most accomplished Arts & Crafts makers: Talwin Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Ernest Archibald Taylor.

Admission

Free with admission, no booking required

Website

http://www.blackwell.org.uk/event/talk-glasgow-style

Stories at Blackwell

In’Tent: Stories at Blackwell

  • 21 August 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm
  • 22 August 2014 11am-1pm, 2-4pm
  • 23 August 2014 11am-1pm
  • 23 — 24 August 2014 2-4pm

Following on from last years Finding Stories Festival, story teller, Ian Douglas, will be in setting up an inspirational tent of words and wonder at Blackwell. Step in from the outside world and create your own world of magical stories together. There will be magical lantern making inside to help illuminate the stories too.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 includes one child on to workshop, admission to the house for accompanying adult. £3 for each additional child.
Booking essential

Website

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/10816090217/c24

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