An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Gerard Hemsworth will open later this month in a former Kendal Mint cake manufacturing unit in Kendal, Cumbria, in north-west England. The present, Excessive on Hope (22 July-24 September) pays tribute to the influential former professor of Effective Artwork at Goldsmiths, College of London, bringing collectively works by eight artists Hemsworth taught on the MFA Effective Artwork Programme at Goldsmiths within the Eighties and Nineties. The alumni roll-call is spectacular with Mark Wallinger, Bob & Roberta Smith and Jessica Voorsanger among the many collaborating artists honouring the late educational and artist (the late Roy Holt additionally options). The present, organised by the up to date artwork organisation Cross Lane Initiatives, additionally features a number of Hemsworth’s canvases. Rebecca Scott, who’s behind the homage, says in an announcement: “Hemsworth as a instructor and artist influenced an enormous variety of artists working in all fields of artwork. This exhibition consists of these whose work I really feel greatest echoes Gerard’s values.” Cross Lane Initiatives, which is funded by Scott and one other artist Mark Woods, “brings new up to date artwork to Cumbria” but in addition has a foothold in London, launching a brand new gallery house in Sacristy Avenue (go see works by Nicola Bealing, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Denise de Cordova within the launch present, A Fashionable Capricho).