The Merz Barn project
Expressions of interest are invited from arts development and architectural heritage consultants, or consortia, with experience of developing major art museum projects in remote/rural locations. To undertake a three/four month options analysis study with proposals for the future development of the Merz Barn site in Lakeland, Cumbria.
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MERZ BARN at the Royal Academy
as part of the Modern British Sculpture Exhibition
Kurt Schwitters in the North West
Exhibitions in Cube Gallery, Castlefield Gallery
Merzman.co.uk The archive...
In 2012 the Littoral Trust was awarded a grant from the Cumbria Fells & Dales LEADER+ RDPE programme to carry out essential upgrading of the Merz Barn and the paved area outside.
Work has been ongoing from last October until now, involving much heavy machinery and disruption to the site, but is now at last virtually complete. Read more
In the centre of the space is Jill Rock's artwork The Root of Modernism commemorating those artists who, like Schwitters, were forced to leave Germany in the 1930s after being declared 'degenerate' by Hitler because of their Modernist practice. Read more
Kurt Schwitters Autumn School 2014
Saturday 25th Oct. 2014. The Merz Barn, Elterwater
Housing the Rural; new creative rural contexts and workspaces for the arts in the countryside