NEWS

2022

Art Highlights - Sea to the West

Kendal Mountain Festival

A collection of photographs exploring the Cumbrian CoastCumbria’s coast extends to some 180 miles of often heavily-indented coastline and has a rich and fascinating history.

Located in Cross Lane Projects Gallery, Kendal, this fascinating exhibition will run until 10th DecemberContinue Reading

High on Hope Review

Corridor8

“Throughout the show, certain motifs and visual dynamics are echoed by individual works, including modes of visual interpretations and punctuation, along with the use of space and subtext. In this way, High on Hope can be read almost like a mixtape – using the combination of multiple artists to tell a unique story in subtle and intricate ways”Continue Reading

Behind The Scenery - Ep 2.

Cumbria Arts & Culture Network Podcast

‘There’s also a visit to High on Hope, the new exhibition at Cross Lane Projects in Kendal’ – Click Here.

Featuring a chat with Rebecca Scott, co-director of Cross Lane Projects and curator of High on Hope.

Creaturely Connections: A Conversation with Dean Kenning

Sculpture Magazine

Read here: Dean Kenning: Sculpture Magazine

An interview with Dean Kenning who won the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award in 2021 and exhibited with us at Cross Lane Projects 2022.

(Post-)Conceptual Painting: From Text-Paintings to Figuration

Contemporary Art Issue

Essay on the Occasion of the Group Show High On Hope at Cross Lane Projects.

Cross Lane Projects invited our artistic director Julien Delagrange to write an essay on conceptual painting and post-conceptual figurative painting for the exhibition catalogue of the group exhibition High On HopeThe show features a selection of works by Mark Fairnington, Gerard Hemsworth, Roy Holt, Rebecca Scott, Bob & Roberta Smith, Michael Stubbs, Jessica Voorsanger, Mark Wallinger and Suzy WilleyContinue Reading

Gerard Hemsworth Memorial Exhibition to open.

Artlyst

High on Hope,Cross Lane Projects

A memorial exhibition to artist/teacher Gerard Hemsworth (1945-2021) opens next week at  Cross Lane Projects in Kendal. It is the most extensive exhibition of contemporary painting held at the project space to dateContinue Reading

High On Hope at Cross Lane Projects

Creative Tourist

An exciting exhibition of paintings is taking place at Cross Lane Projects in Kendal this summer, paying homage to artist Gerard HemsworthContinue Reading

Tribute show to Goldsmiths star professor takes place in former Cumbria factory

The Art Newspaper

An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Gerard Hemsworth will open later this month in a former Kendal Mint cake factory in Kendal, Cumbria, in north-west England. The show, High on Hope (22 July-24 September) pays tribute to the influential former professorContinue Reading

4 - Lawson Oyekan, William Plumptre, Nicola Tassie & Gavin Turk: Review

Corridor 8

The current exhibition at Cross Lane Projects in Kendal is called 4 – a clever title that neatly squares up the work of four distinctive artistsContinue Reading

Nicola Tassie Interview

The Financial Times

In a former button factory just north of London’s Old Street, Nicola Tassie is building a wall. “It’s going to be a dry stone wall of glazed pots”Continue Reading

4 - Ceramics Exhibition

Crafts Council

A stunning new ceramics exhibition featuring artists Lawson Oyekan, William Plumptre, Nicola Tassie and Gavin Turk opens in Kendal.

These four completely different artists are brought together through a single material that explores the uniqueness of human existence. Through it, they connect not only with each other, but also to a global history of material cultureContinue Reading

4 at Cross Lane Projects

Creative Tourist

Ceramics in a gallery setting. Including a colourful ceramic circle, ceramic wall and totem and tables of pots and jugs.

Kendal’s Cross Lane Projects showcases a set of new contemporary ceramic works for the current exhibition 4, with pieces by four renowned ceramic artists: Lawson Oyekan, William Plumptre, Nicola Tassie & Gavin Turk.

The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Scott and firmly places ceramics in the realm of fine art, while remaining rooted in the skill of the artists so necessary to work with a material as complex and full of possibility as clay. The works on display reveal a connection between all material culture and something deep at the core of the human condition that propels us to create. Let’s take a closer look at the exhibiting artists…Continue Reading

Dean Kenning: Evolutionary Love Review

Corridor8

The ‘crawler’ robots that populate Dean Kenning’s exhibition, Evolutionary Love, are part of a critical trajectory that the artist has been developing for some time, since rejecting the ‘dominant mode of tastefully arranged, one-liner conceptual works’…Continue Reading

Kendal Cross Lane Projects to reopen kinetic art exhibition this month

Westmorland Gazette

A KINETIC art exhibition is about to launch in Kendal this month. Cross Lane Projects will reopen this month with an exhibition by Dean Kenning, winner of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2020/21…Continue Reading

Dean Kenning Evolutionary Love exhibition

Craft Council

Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, is excited to announce it will reopen this Spring with an exhibition by Dean Kenning, winner of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2020/21…Continue Reading

2021

Lakes International Comic Art Festival confirms Exhibitions for October Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced its three comic exhibitions taking place during its annual gathering in Kendal (15th – 17th October 2021), which includes a major retrospective of the work of Guardian cartoonist Martin Rowson…Continue Reading

MADE WORLDS: A Conversation with Olivia Bax

Sculpture Magazine

Read here: Olivia Bax: Sculpture Magazine

September/October 2021 - International Sculpture Center

An interview with Olivia Bax who won MTSA and exhibited with us in 2020.

An interview with Olivia Bax who won the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award and exhibited with us at Cross Lane Projects in 2020.

Mark Woods: Absorption Review

Corridor 8

“A year since Corridor8 reviewed the group exhibition Made With… at Cross Lane Projects, artist Mark Woods – one of those on display in Made With… – returns with the solo exhibition Absorption”.

“Cross Lane Projects itself is a nondescript building, hidden away up a narrow lane. You’d never expect that it would house as bold an exhibition as Woods’”…Continue Reading

Mark Woods An Uncanny And Taboo World – James Payne

Artlyst

Mark Wood’s new show “Absorption” at Cross Lane projects in Kendal is at times disturbing, uncomfortable and challenging. And for those reasons, it is not to be missed! …Continue Reading

Mark Woods Multimedia Cabinet of Curiosities at Cross Lane Projects

Artlyst

Cross Lane Projects in Kendal reopens this Summer with an exhibition by Mark Woods. Curated by Vanya Balogh, the exhibition features objects, vignettes & photographs of elaborate artefacts housed in a purposely designed environment that aims to enhance viewers’ disorientation and surprise… Continue Reading

NEW MURAL CREATED FOR KENDAL

A new outdoor mural is the latest addition to a Kendal street.

It has been created on the side of a building on Cross Lane, next to the Cross Lane Projects gallery and is composed of large circular forms on a geometric backdrop…Continue Reading

Cross Lane Projects is delighted to unveil a new piece of art, created by Alex Giles

Visit Kendal

The striking new outdoor painting is the latest edition to Cross Lane Projects’ free contemporary art offering in Kendal town centre…Continue Reading

Kendal sees Manchester artist's work unveiled

Westmorland Gazette

A NEW outdoor painting has become the latest addition to Cross Lane Projects’ free contemporary art offering in Kendal. The artist behind the work is Manchester based artist Alex Giles, who is best known for his bold, multi-coloured vibrant paintings…Continue Reading 

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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

2020

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

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

2019

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 Debuts New Work At Cross Lane Projects

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

2018

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.

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