Harvey Tye: a solo art exhibition – Carlisle Cathedral

20th October 2022

Carlisle Cathedral has once more teamed up with an inclusive-arts charity that provides creative opportunities for young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism, or additional needs.

Harvey Tye: a solo art exhibition – Carlisle Cathedral

The first solo exhibition by local artist Harvey Tye: a solo art exhibition – experience landscapes, animals and humankind through a unique perspective opened today in the newly refurbished Fratry Hall and will run until Saturday 29 October.

Harvey has been working and collaborating with arts charity, Prism Arts for almost a decade.

A talented illustrator, he can lend his skills to a wide variety of subject matters. His personal favourites explore creatures, both familiar and magical, humans with intricate detail as well as full-impact vistas.

He said:

“I like to create shapes in my art. My favourite things to draw are buildings, landscapes and cartoons.”

Harvey has shared his work in group shows across Cumbria in venues such as Tullie House (currently featuring in the Travelling Stories Exhibition) and the Wordsworth Centre in Grasmere. His theatre production design has been toured across Cumbria and the North of England.

This is Prism Arts’ second project with Carlisle Cathedral. Based in Carlisle, they run weekly arts programmes for adults with learning disabilities and autism as well as running arts projects in partnership with other organisations.

The exhibition has been funded by the cathedral, Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council, National Lottery Community Fund, Arts Council of England, and the Esme Fairburn Foundation.

Pictured Harvey is curating his work for the solo exhibition with staff from Prism