The King of Cats local art showcased at Lancaster City Museum

11 March 2015

An exhibition of contemporary art based on Lancashire folklore will be on display at Lancaster City Museum from Saturday 21 March.

The 'King of Cats' is a touring exhibition, funded by Arts Council England. It features a variety of artwork by five talented artists.

Heather Dowler, Lancashire County Council's manager at the city museum said: "Our exhibition showcases the work of artists Jacqueline Harris, Christopher Rainham, Julie Miles, Patricia Ramsden and Marjan Wouda. They have each been inspired to create art work for the exhibition, in their own style, inspired by local places, stories and folklore.

"Visitors will be able to see a wide variety of creativity as their work ranges from more traditional paintings and drawings, to sculptures, videos and work in clay.

"Jacqueline Harris has also helped us with the stories we've used and will share them in her own way. Visitors can immerse themselves in the people and stories that inspired the exhibition and listen to recordings of new folk tales that are being told in Lancashire today."

The exhibition runs until Sunday 17 May. Entry to the museum is free but costs apply for the workshops. Opening times are 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

The museum is run by Lancashire County Council on behalf of Lancaster City Council.

The exhibition will be supported by accompanying artist workshops. The workshops are as follows:

'Bookarts' with artist Patricia Ramsden on Sunday 12 April 10am – 4pm

'King of the Cats – Storytelling for Literacy' with artist Jacqueline Harris on Wednesday 15 April 10am – 4pm

'Characterful Creature Creations' with artist Julie Miles on Sunday 19 April 10am – 4pm

'Clay the Wouda Way' with artist Marjan Wouda on Sunday 26 April 10am – 4pm

'Rain Washes and Resist Moors' with artist Christopher Rainham on Wednesday 29 April 10am – 4pm

For more information about the exhibition or the workshops telephone 01524 64637 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, visit

For further information please contact: Julie Dobson on 01772 536616
[email protected]

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