Filter
What’s On Collections Bar & Kitchen Our Shop Contact Venue Hire Friends of Rossendale Museum at The Whitaker About us Schools Become a Volunteer Artist in Residence Your Visit Exhibiting Blog Virtual Tour

Become a
volunteer

Your support makes a real
difference to The Whitaker.

Support us

Connect with us

Enter your email address to receive our newsletter

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Richard Cafiero Being Human

About the artist.

Currently based in Padiham, Burnley Richard Cafiero gained over 50 years ago a BFA in Graphic Arts and Design and an MFA in Fine Arts in the State of California. He participated in many exhibitions and in 1970 was selected by the City of Los Angeles as that year's “New Talent”. He completed a number of commissions and solo shows and served as President of the Westwood Art Association.

Cafiero moved to Burnley and had a long career as a Specialist Nurse and Head of Rochdale Health’s Learning Disability Services from 1985 – 2005. He returned to working as an artist after retirement. As well as showing his own work he has Chaired the Gay and Lesbian Arts Society and also chaired the Littleborough Arts Festival for 10 years.

  • Dates
    04 December 2021 – 06 February 2022

Official opening 3rd December.

The concepts and context of the Surrealist movement had a big impact on the content of Cafiero’s work. He attempts to use colour and imagery within his work to create additional dimensions. In recent years Cafiero has embraced the use of digital technology and print processes.

The focus of this exhibition is being human, and is presented in two parts focusing on being human from the inside, and perspectives on being human from the outside.

Additional notes:

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only. If you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email learning@thewhitaker.org
  • All activities are fully inclusive. Please contact our team on learning@thewhitaker.org if you have any specific questions on accessibility
  • Unless otherwise stated, for family workshops, you only need to book a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adult is free
  • Activities can be booked via our website or by visiting our Welcome Desk

What's On

Discover More

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition

This is a permanent event
Find Out More

Schools

A virtual Q n A with a museum collector

Register Your Interest

Schools

A school visit from our museum collectors

Register Your Interest

Schools

School visit to our museum.

Extended until 2023.

Register Your Interest

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

British Textile Biennial 2021

25 September 2021 – 28 November 2021

Find Out More

Activities at The Whitaker

Early Years Studio. Mark Making

06 October 2021 – 24 November 2021

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

Yoga at The Whitaker – Easy Like Sunday Mornings…

10 October 2021 – 12 December 2021

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

The Larks of Dean

28 October 2021 – 28 October 2021

Ticketed

Connect with us

Enter your email address to receive our newsletter