Summer Events for your Diary

Find out here about Art Gene’s Landscape Working Party Summer Programme, 2018. With mini-beast hunts, bread-baking, winkles and dens – there’s fun and facts for everyone. All activities are free but booking is essential!

Feather Your Nest

Feather Your Nest Workshops: Find out about when we designed archetypal models of bird boxes to look like the three housing types found in Barrow, and invited locals to help build them.

Call for Artists – Digital U: Extreme Views

We are currently searching for 2 innovative digital artists to complete our 2018/19 online exhibition programme. Digital U : Extreme Views will examine the radical nature of artistic activities in digital space.

Student Placement Opportunity

We have a student placement opportunity over this Summer for two students aged 16-25 studying in Barrow-in-Furness. Click to find out more.

Wonderful News: Arts in Barrow – £1m vote of confidence

Arts Council England announce £1m for Barrow groups, including £440,000 for Art Gene  (2018 – 2022). “These organisations will be able to deliver great arts and cultural experiences for audiences and participants across the whole area” – Arts Council

£444K of Coastal Communities Fund for Barrow

The Islands and Bays of Barrow and Furness Coastal Team has been awarded £444K from the Coastal Communities Fund to begin to act on the aspirations of our team’s Economic Place Plan, written by Charlie MacKeith and Maddi Nicholson of Art Gene.  

Seldom Seen App – OUT NOW

There are 5 new ‘Seldom Seen Apps’. These are guided Walking Audio/Video Tours which explore small parts of the areas covered in the 5 Seldom Seen Maps, through historic photographs and video clips, featuring local people as your guides.

Seldom Seen Maps – Out Now!

Developed by Art Gene working closely with Morecambe Bay Partnership, together, these 5 maps span from the islands of Barrow to Cockerham; plotting the hidden assets of the spectacular Morecambe Bay area of Cumbria and Lancashire.