2009

Open House

The refurbishment of the buildings is finished and we begin a new programme

In July 2009 the refurbishment of the buildings - delayed by several months - is largely complete, including the installation of a ground source heat pump to heat water and the buildings; the provision of 4 artists' live/work spaces, a shared living space including bespoke library by Guestroom, and an attached warden's cottage.

Grizedale Arts holds two public openings to celebrate the £800,000 redevelopment. The first - attended by locals including former resident Ted Taylforth (pictured) - is launched by broadcaster Eric Robson, the second by Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota.

Artists-in-residence to visit during this time included Wapke Feenstra, Pablo Bronstein and Fernando Dores. Resident interns Sophie Perry and Matt Do spent several months contributing to bringing the buildings and gardens to fruition.

The gardens open under the NGS scheme again on July 26th 2009.