Top: Lee Holden, Serve My Soul, 2018 (detail). Copyright the artist. First shown in the inaugural exhibition of Auto-Destruct at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop. Below: Jay Price. Copyright the artist.

Opening Preview

Curated by Cedric Christie, Pascal Rousson and Stacie McCormick

Friday 28 June 2019 


One year on from opening the Cross Lane Projects gallery to the public we’re delighted to announce our summer exhibition, Auto-Destruct, with works by

Steve Carr, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Cedric Christie, Jean Luc Dubin, Lee Holden, Graeme Miller, Simon Liddiment, Stacie McCormick, Elena Montesinos, 
Owen Oppenheimer, Ben Philpott, Jay Price, Pascal Rousson, Rebecca Scott, 
Gavin Turk and Tisna Westerhof.

The exhibition’s title Auto-Destruct is inspired by the work of Gustav Metzger (1926, Nuremberg – 2017, London). Metzger’s metier frequently alerted us to the risks in our deluded pursuit of technological progress. Many of the works in Auto-Destruct regard the automobile as the device that was seen as liberation, independence, a revolution for mankind, but that has led to wars, contributed to climate change and is responsible for over 3000 deaths a day. The exhibition examines themes of our fascination and capacity to be seduced by world changing inventions and technologies that may or may not lead to improvements. Read more…


Join us for opening preview from 6 to 8pm on Friday 28 June

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Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods established Cross Lane Projects in 2018 with the aim of bringing new contemporary art and debate to Cumbria, presenting a curated programme featuring the work of local, international and British artists with a regularly changing programme of three exhibitions of contemporary art each year, accompanied by public talks and events.

Cross Lane Projects is situated in a former Kendal Mint Cake factory in Kirkland, Kendal.