Best UK Exhibitions for 2014

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Home to some of the world’s most inspirational artists, the UK boasts a dynamic selection of native painters, sculptures and craftsmen. Not only is Britain home to these talented individuals but we have also built an array of monumental buildings in which to showcase their ground breaking work. With such a wide choice of venues and art available to us, it can be hard to decide which exhibition to visit. Here at Sykes Cottages, we want to assist you with your struggles by suggesting the best UK exhibitions to visit this year. Below you will find an enticing selection of 2014 exhibitions with information regarding the location, artists and of course the work on display!

Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of a War

Via Flickr.

Work by Stanley Spencer, picture via Flickr.

Usually found at the Sandham Memorial Chapel, this very special collection of paintings is now touring the UK for the first time in 80 years. Presented in a fantastic exhibition, Stanley Spencer’s work has been displayed beautifully at the Pallant House Gallery where it will remain until June 15th. This collection of work draws on Stanley’s experience as an orderly in the Royal Army Medical corps and comes to the Pallant House Gallery just before the 100 year anniversary of the First World War. Not to be missed this fantastic exhibition is a must see for anyone living in or visiting the Chichester area.

Barbara Hepworth: Within the Landscape

Work by Barbara Hepworth, picture via Flickr

Work by Barbara Hepworth, picture via Flickr

From July 5th until September 28th the legendary art of Barbara Hepworth will be on display at Abbot Hall Art Gallery. Containing some of the artist’s most iconic sculptures, the exhibitions will also showcase prints, photographs and ephemera depicting the artist’s love of the landscape. Set amongst the rolling hills of the Lake District, we predict that these magnificent sculptures will draw in quite the crowd this summer. Easily enjoyed by all generations, Barbara Hepworth’s work is sure to inspire you and provide some wonderful pictures for the family album.

Chance Find Us

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, picture via Flickr.

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, picture via Flickr.

A dynamic artist led project, Chance Find Us is brought to you by a collection of artists from the North East and hosted at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. The work covers many fields including drawings, sculpture, installations and painting; all pushing the limits of modern art. Each artists work is different but connects through a recurring theme of the opposition of order and the implication of the chance encounter. This exciting exhibit includes a number of new pieces created especially with the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in mind and will be on display until September 4th

So there you have it, our choice of the best art exhibitions to visit in 2014. If you’re thinking of travelling the country this year in search of Britain’s greatest artwork then make sure to check out our holiday cottages, with both modern and classic properties on offer we have something to suit all tastes!

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Nicole Jones-Gerrard

By Nicole Jones-Gerrard

As a food lover Nicole can often be found in the kitchen, covered in flour and experimenting with new tastes! When not making a mess she loves to explore her Celtic roots by roaming the Scottish countryside or exploring the bays along the Anglesey coast with her husband.

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