The gallery is the home of Upfront Puppet Theatre and the workshops of artist, John Parkinson, who is the co-founder and owner of the gallery, along with his wife, Elaine.
The gallery presents a changing programme of exhibitions every six weeks. It is the home of the “Upfront Cumbrian Artists Open” which takes place every January and February, exhibiting selected work from all over Cumbria.
Please will artists interested in entering the exhibition email for details and an application form. Alternatively you can download our application form.
Open Daily 10.30am to 4.30pm.
(Closed on a Monday unless a Bank Holiday)
December 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th
January 7th to 17th.
A self-catering holiday cottage, uniquely designed eco-lodge and two static caravans are also available on site.
Parking is possible directly outside the main entrance door of the gallery and level smooth access is available to all the main downstairs areas of the building. The mezzanine floor of the gallery is at present accessed by staircase only.
All of the main downstairs area of the gallery is on one level, including the gallery space used for the puppet theatre.
We have a specially adapted toilet and baby changing facility within the gallery.