FRED an art invasion across Cumbria  

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uncommon ground by Ben Teasdale

Uncommon Ground (visual) - © Benjamin Teasdale 2008

FRED - get out there!

FRED is a 16-day Art Invasion across the whole of Cumbria. Over 60 artists from across the UK and beyond take their art out into the big wide world in Europe’s largest event of its kind. From the beautiful west coast to the unspoilt hills of the Pennines, from the Solway Firth to Morecambe Bay, FRED is the hills and on the walls, in the towns and the villages, on the bus and on the train...

and it's FREE!!

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As well as the cream of cutting edge art in the countryside, there area a number of one-off events to learn more about art in the great outdoors. From workshops and guided walks with artists, to seminars and topical discussion events. From children to creative professionals, there's something for everyone.

A free guidebook to FRED and a set of limited edition postcards by Sally Barker are available from participating venues and Tourist Information Centres throughout Cumbria.


FRED is facillitated by Fold

FRED management team:

Steve Messam (Director, Fold )
Hannah Stewart (FRED Project Officer)
Bryan Eccleshall(Regional Curator - South)
Richard Webster (Regional Curator - North)

Colman Getty (Press & PR)
Tony West (Photography)

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Sponsored by:

lake district national park authority

Key funders:

Fold the Northern Rock FoundationArts Council EnglandSouth Lakeland District CouncilPRS Foundation

Key supporters:

freerange artists