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Unveiled: open submission roundup of reopenings across the North of England

Corridor8

 We invited artists and organisations across the North of England to send information about their upcoming programmes for 2021, with galleries and museums allowed to reopen from mid May. We have been thrilled to receive listings for contemporary art exhibitions and events, as well as continuing digital and remote programmes from across all of the regions that we cover…Continue Reading

LAF Selects: Highlights of London Art Fair: EDIT 2021

 

“Olivia is one of the best young sculptors working today. She was a finalist in the Ingram Prize and had had some great projects and shows recently. One to watch!” – Jo Baring, Director, The Ingram Collection.

 

LAF Selects: Highlights of London Art Fair: EDIT 2021

“The pieces selected all have a certain quality that binds them together. There are landscapes that call into question environmental concerns from flooding to desolation. However, there are works that are more celebratory such as Oliva Bax’s wonderful and functional bench and Abe Odedina’s “Measure for Measure” which presents you with part of a story and does the thing that art can do so well, which allows you, the viewer, space to fill in the gaps, using your own imagination to complete the narrative. There is a range of more experienced practitioners and emerging, I am pleased that LAF makes space for artists at all stages in their careers.” – Cherie Federico, Managing Director, Aesthetica Magazine.

LAF Selects: Highlights of London Art Fair: EDIT 2021

A new addition to LAF EDIT, LAF Selects invites experts, collectors and prominent friends of the Fair to present their own personal highlights from the Viewing Rooms.

“The works selected are a cross section of Modern British and Contemporary British art chosen for their universal narratives and appeal.” – Paul Carter Robinson FRSA, CEO & Editor in Chief, Artlyst.

Aesthetica Managing Director Cherie Federico has chosen six stand-out artworks from London Art Fair: Edit 2021

Aesthetica Magazine

London Art Fair: Edit 2021 launches online this week, presenting work from over 60 leading contemporary galleries. As part of this year’s extensive programme – which encompasses panel discussions, artists insights and workshops – LAF invites experts to present personal highlights from their Viewing Rooms.

Aesthetica Managing Director Cherie Federico has chosen six stand-out artworks. “The pieces selected all have a certain quality that binds them together,” she explains. “There are landscapes that call into question environmental concerns – from flooding to desolation.” 

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London Art Fair: Edit 2021 - What's on

Artlyst

The 2021 edition of the London Art Fair Fair will present over 50 leading Modern and Contemporary galleries in an alternative digital format. Providing an unmissable opening to the art calendar, London Art Fair: Edit invites collectors and enthusiasts to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th century to today… Continue Reading

Off Grid Review

Corridor8

As you turn into the car park for Cross Lane Projects, tucked-away behind the main street through Kendal, the large glass gallery doors provide an early vista into the exhibition, giving a glimpse of colour and scale… Continue Reading

Olivia Bax: Off Grid

Creative Tourist

Among the artforms that have suffered most from the recent shift towards online viewing is sculpture; its inherent materiality demanding a chiefly spacial encounter. Which is why a journey to Cross Lane Projects to experience the work of Olivia Bax is essential… Continue reading

About the Search: A conversation with Frances Richardson

Sculpture Magazine

Read Here: Frances Richardson Sculpture Magazine NovDec20

An interview with Frances Richardson who won MTSA and exhibited with us in 2018.

GALLERY SETS SIGHTS HIGH

Westmorland Gazette

A Kendal art gallery which is rapidly gaining national reputation since being set up in 2018 is preparing for a major new exhibition of contemporary sculpture.

There is a wide network of artists who are largely London based, but they were keen to get some of that energy further up in the north west. They have run exhibitions there with a national and international flavour... Continue Reading

REVIEW: MADE WITH...

Corridor8

Cross Lane Projects have emerged from lockdown with an exhibition of substance, enjoining two otherwise distinct sculptural modes under a banner of the ‘made’.

In Made With… curator John Stephens stages something of a two-for-one – old work and new, the found and the formed – encouraging visitors into socially-distanced pirouettes between the jostling sculptural forms…. Continue Reading

ANXIOUS OBJECTS: A CONVERSATION WITH ANNA READING

Sculpture Magazine

Read here: Anna Reading: Sculpture Magazine

An interview with Anna Reading who won MTSA and exhibited with us in 2019.

AWARD-WINNING ARTIST SHOWS NEW SCULPTURE AND PERFORMANCE WORKS

Westmorland Gazette

Cross Lane Projects is staging a solo exhibition of new work by Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2018/19 winner Anna Reading.

Installed across a floor of vinyl collages, Anna Reading’s The Pothole presents a series of new sculpture and performance works developed over the past year as the 16th recipient of the major UK award… Continue Reading

THE POTHOLE - ANNA READING

Solo exhibition of Anna Reading supported by Mark Tanner Sculpture Award touring programme installed at Cross Lane Projects in Kendal.

This new body of work continues the artist’s exploration into the absurd relationship between the organic and the synthetic. Reading’s sculptural structures appear as relics from an unknown future. She combines materials that cling to the sculptures ‘as if they’ve grown there without being cleaned away’, in an attempt to consider ‘what can grow uncontrollably out of moments of destruction and chaos’… Continue Reading

TOM OF FINLAND CENTENARY CELEBRATED WITH NEW CUMBRIAN EXHIBITION

Artlyst

A new exhibition in association with the Tom of Finland Foundation at Cross Lane Projects Kendal, Cumbria marks the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the birth of Tom of Finland.

The show celebrated the world’s best-loved queer artist, comics creator and gay icon. This highly anticipated event will take place during the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival in October… Continue Reading

TOM OF FINLAND: DRAWING BEAUTIFUL MEN PROUD TO LOVE EACH OTHER

by Rebecca Larkin

The exhibition Let’s Go Camping with Tom of Finland at Cross Lane Projects celebrates the work and influence of the iconic queer artist and comics creator ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth, as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival… Continue Reading

REVISITING TOM OF FINLAND'S SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OEUVRE

The Economist

Kendal hosted “Let’s Go Camping with Tom of Finland”, a show of work by the 20th-century artist. Held in a former mint-cake factory, the event reflects a changing view of gay desire. Where once such pieces would have been dismissed as merely obscene, representations of sex are increasingly appreciated for their artistic qualities… Continue Reading

REVIEW: AUTO-DESTRUCT

Corridor8

The car has had an iconic role in art and popular culture for well over a century now. From the futurits’ celebration of technology and speed to the eroticised fetishisation of American automobiles in Pop Art, for much of the 20th century the car was seen as a glamorous symbol of modernity and progress… Continue Reading

AUTO-DESTRUCT EXHIBITION OPENS AT CROSS LANE PROJECTS, CUMBRIA

Artlyst

Auto-Destruct, curated by Cedric Christie, Pascal Rousson & Stacie McCormick features works relating to and reflecting upon the nature of our aspirational technological inventions and the destructive nature they become… Continue Reading

NEW EXHIBITION IS INSPIRED BY RADICAL ARTWORK

Westmorland Gazette

AUTO-DESTRUCT is the summer exhibition for the region’s latest art space.

Adding another dimension to an already vibrant cultural scene, Cross Lane Projects opened its fresh and innovative doors last year in the former Kendal Mint Cake factory… Continue Reading

FLUGBLÄTTER AT CROSS LANE PROJECTS, KENDAL

The Fourdrinier

Poised at the entrance to the Cumbrian gallery, I found myself on the narrow shore of a vast sea of paper; each page gently floating – or ‘fluttering’, as the onomatopoeic title of the exhibition invites – on the air currents in the room… Continue Reading

Erotica Wins at Miniscule Venice Art Awards 2019

Artlyst

Vanya Balogh in association with Cross Lane Projects has announced the winner of the Miniscule Venice Awards 2019 from the 183 works exhibited in the Miniscule Part 2 exhibition during the 58th Venice Biennale… Continue Reading

Cross Lane Projects Launches Two International Exhibitions

Artlyst

Cross Lane Projects opens two exhibitions this week with a consciously international list of artists in the run-up to Brexit. Flublätter and Miniscule 2 features artists from across the globe to create a wide-ranging show questioning aspects of modern society… Continue Reading

REVIEW: NOT EVEN NOTHING CAN BE FREE OF GHOSTS

Corridor8

Cross Lane Projects is a new initiative that makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of Kendal and the wider Cumbria region.

Their second exhibition is the only showing outside London for this year’s prestigious Mark Tanner Sculpture Award and is the first of what will be an annual event, bringing the prize from the capital to be shown in the rural north-west of England… Continue Reading

AWARD WINNING SCULPTOR BRINGS LONDON EXHIBITION TO NEW ART SPACE

Westmorland Gazette

Nestled into Kendal’s cultural quarter, Cross Lane Projects is a gallery space situated in the former Kendal Mint Cake factory, on Cross Lane. Opened by artists Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods, the aim of CLP is to bring new contemporary art and debate to Cumbria… Continue Reading

FRANCIS RICHARDSON - TANNER PRIZE EXHIBITION OPENS AT CROSS LANE PROJECTS

Artlyst

Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, welcomes a major UK sculpture award as it is shown outside of London for the first time. 

Frances Richardson’s exhibition Not even nothing can be free of ghosts has been developed over the period of a year, as the 15th winner of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award…Contiue Reading

NEW SPACE PUTS ART AND DEBATE IN THE FRAME

It might not be hidden exactly, but it’s certainly been Kendal’s best kept artistic secret for a few months now… Continue Reading

OUTSTANDING ART IN KENDAL CUMBRIA - FRINK, REGO & SCOTT

Artlyst

This summer Kendal is hosting major exhibitions featuring Elisabeth Frink, Paula Rego and Rebecca Scott… Continue Reading

PAULA REGO & REBECCA SCOTT EXHIBITION LAUNCHES IN NEW KENDAL GALLERY

Artlyst

A new art space in Kendal Cumbria kicks off with the dynamic pairing of Paula Rego and Rebecca Scott. The vibrant Kendal art scene has been further enhanced by a new contemporary gallery, Cross Lane Projects… Continue Reading