“The King of the Cats” is a stunning and varied touring art exhibition of engaging contemporary art deeply rooted in the local landscape; funded by the Arts Council of England.
We are a group of artists living and working in Lancashire. We work quite independently in our various practices – be it painting, ceramics, sculpture, creating installations or storytelling – and come together to promote our work as artists in schools.
We decided to have a look at the stories that have arisen from this landscape in which we live, and to make this the basis for a touring exhibition. We named the project after the title of one of the stories: The King of the Cats. The idea was to let these stories lead us on an adventure; to take ourselves out of our comfort zone and to create something new. Simultaneously we can reach out to schools and the wider community to help museum and gallery venues inspire new audiences.
Four visual artists and a storyteller respond to Lancashire folktales through the mediums of sculpture, painting, ceramics, film, sound and installation.