The Art and Architecture programme aims to produce quality, contemporary work that is accessible to as many visitors to Kielder as possible. Each of the pieces offer an insight into the way the artist or architect has responded to this unusual environment.

Recent commissions have won a number of national architectural awards including the Stephen Lawrence Prize, two RIBA Awards, a Civic Trust Award and the Northern Culture Award for ‘Best Use of Public Open Space’.

These works are rapidly establishing Kielder’s national reputation as an essential destination for all visitors interested in experiencing contemporary art and architecture in a striking rural setting. Works include: a futuristic shelter, a circular building buried in the ground directing your gaze to the sky, a contemporary maze, an iconic bridge, a window on the universe and much more just waiting to be explored.

Further information on the programme can be found at Kielder Art and Architecture

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Activity information

There are three art and architecture trail guides to download before your visit to help you plan your route.
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