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Rheged presents ‘SLUNG’

Slung at the Rheged Centre

Wednesday 10 January – Tuesday 31 July

Experience an artwork that is a breath of fresh air at Rheged. A signature installation in Lakes Ignite 2018, ‘Slung’ is a huge, vibrant and colourful commissioned artwork by acclaimed artist Michael Shaw. Created from ripstop fabric often used in parachutes and hot air balloons, it is suspended in the heart of Rheged. ‘Slung’ resembles a pair of lungs appearing to breathe the fresh air of the rich open countryside, a key reason why many visit the Lake District. ‘Slung’ invites you to reflect on the constant cycle of change and interaction between nature, weather and the built environment that has a profound impact on how the Lake District – the world’s newest world heritage site – looks today. The bulbous, striped shapes have a joyful nature, which in the words of the artist “has a mild flavour of Dr Seuss, with a hint of the Cheshire Cat from Disney’s Alice in Wonderland”.

Following your visit, please share your thoughts and photos of Slung with #LakesIgnite @LakesCulture @RhegedCentre on twitter.

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