The exhibition is a culmination of work created over two year project with our Studio Theatre group, Mayfield School and Distington Community School.
They have been exploring the life of Kurt Schwitters and the impact of the Second World War.
Kurt Schwitters was at the cutting edge of German Art during the 1920-30s, creating his unique “Merz” work in reaction to Germany’s economic and political instability after World War I.
In 1933 Germany’s Nazi Party swept into power and Schwitters’ unconventional work was deemed as “degenerate” and “un-German” by the Nazis.
To escape persecution Schwitters took refuge in Norway, then Scotland, suffering imprisonment and internment before finally moving to Ambleside, Cumbria where he lived until his death in 1948.
Exhibition opens at 2pm, Sunday June 20th. After which, it is open daily from 10am to 6 pm, until July 7th.
Information about visiting the exhibition can be found on their website – https://merzbarnlangdale.wordpress.com/contact/
This project and exhibition is thanks to funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund