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Richard Skelton and Boyle Family Cumbria exhibitions explore art and landscape

Abbot Hall gallery in Kendal hosts exhibition by the musician and publisher plus work by UK light show collective

Following the announcement of Richard Skelton’s forthcoming Landscapes live music project comes news of a new exhibition by the UK musician and small press publisher that will further explore his interest in the relationship between art and landscape.

Hosted by the Abbot Hall gallery in Kendal in Cumbria, where Skelton now lives, Memorious Earth: A Longitudinal Study has been co-curated by Skelton and his partner Autumn Richardson and will contain material published by the couple’s Corbel Stone Press, including audio, books and prints, as well as objects and artefacts drawn from the collection of the Museum of Lakeland Life & History, which will be assembled into a new work titled Ferae Naturae. Skelton’s latest solo album, Nimrod Is Lost In Orion And Osyris In The Doggestarre, has just been released by Corbel Stone Press as a book and CD package.

In parallel with Memorious Earth, the Abbot Hall gallery is hosting an exhibition by Boyle Family, the UK art collective which became known in the 1960s for their pioneering psychedelic light shows which were projected during performances by the likes of Soft Machine and Jimi Hendrix, most notably at London’s UFO club. Also addressing the links between art and landscape, Contemporary Archaeology will feature a number of Boyle Family’s Earth Studies – 3D casts of random areas of the earth’s surface which they have been producing since the late 60s.

Both exhibitions run from 16 January–14 March. More info via Abbot Hall.