Fifty-five photos of rural life are going on display throughout the Eskdale Valley in the western Lake District. The pictures will be shown beside waterfalls, along footpaths, at farms and at several stations on the Ravenglass and Eskdale railway on the 8th and 9th September.
One of the strangest installations of Kendal's Street Arts festival 'Mint Fest' will be an igloo -made entirely from Kendal Mint cake.
The idea is the brainchild of artist Richard DeDomenici who was inspired by explorers such as Edmund Hilary and Ernest Shackleton.
Richard will use 64 giant slabs of the mint cake to make the igloo over two days, before eating his way out of it.Richard said:
"We will be working with very big blocks so this is uncharted territory. Nobody has ever tried to do anything like this with Mint Cake before.
"The project is linked to explorers like Shackleton who used Kendal Mint Cake on his trips and built igloos. We are embracing his spirit of exploration and uncertainty and this project is a journey into the unknown. We are genuinely not sure what will happen."
– Richard DeDomenici
His previous works have been seen at venues including the Edinburgh Festival and the National Theatre. He has performed as far afield as Beijing, Iceland and New York.
A new photography exhibition that has been described as 'vivid and varied' is on display at Hawick Museum.
It features the work of Hawick born photographer Robin Chapman.
The museum say the exhibition, which is called 'A Teri's eye view' reflects Robin’s interest not only in the countryside but also in the art of photography, composition and post-process techniques – all of which is displayed to stunning effect.
The exhibition shows many familiar and unfamiliar places in Scotland.
Artwork is being hidden around Traquair House in the Scottish Borders, as part of a contemporary art exhibition which explores the history and heritage of the historic building.
Seven artists have created the works, taking their inspiration from books and patterns already in the house.
The owner of Traquair house, Catherine Maxwell-Stuart, explained to our reporter Jenny Longden that the works of art on display.
She said: "It involves seven artists producing installations and interventions in the house and also in the grounds and a couple of the pavilions.
"Some of them are quite subtle, almost historical reflections, and taking their inspiration from the history of the house, the different stories in the house, and producing some really unusual works of art'