Exhibitions Programme


04 July to 01 August

Made With…

Maxine Bristow, Anna Fairchild, Sian-Kate Mooney and Mark Woods

Curated by John Stephens

Made With… is cocerned with materials, not just as the means by which art objects are made but also with the ways in which the intrinsic qualities of materials and associated processes determine the form and the meaning of art objects. Their use of materials reflects the artists’ interests in social issues and issues of culture, gender and sexual politics, psychoanalytics, pschogeography and semiotics.


About the curator

John Stephens is a painter with a particular interest in a pared down abstraction. He uses the materiality of paint and its associated processes along with the structure and design of paintings to focus on articulations of colour. His curatorial interests embrace a wider range of artistic practices outside his own that include installation, photography, performance and mixed material processes. Of particular interest to him is the way in which artists generate ideas that then become manifest in close association with materials and processes. They are often ideas about space, place and location but also aspects of the human condition and identities and the way the semiotic processes of art can be exploited and reinvented by artists.



10 October to 23 October

Boundary Songs: Notes from the edge of the Lake District National Park

David Banning, Iain Sharpe & Julian Hyde

This collaborative exhibition is the companion piece to a new book, Boundary Songs: Notes from the edge of the Lake District National Park.

It brings together a fragmentary assemblage of images, text and film that show a landscape consumed by ghosts of nostalgia…

Chroma Editions – https://chromaeditions.com/

This exhibition will be open everyday during 10 October – 23rd October.

The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting an exhibition for the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival for a second year.

Igort is a giant of Italian comics and contemporary culture. Best known for his award-winning comic, 5 is the perfect number, his work is also influenced by periods living in Russia, the Ukraine and most notably in Japan. He created Assaults of the Bakeries with Haruki Murakami and the extraordinary Baobab series of comics, plus a graphic biography of Fats Waller and in 1994 represented Italy at the Venice Biennale.

This unique exhibition, curated by Igort and Italian comics specialist, Leonardo Rizzi, will feature sixty works from Igort’s key comics alongside his work in film.

This exhibition is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute and presented by the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival in partnership with Cross Lane Projects.

Please note that due to COVID-19, the festival is now online this year. With a fantastic range of artists, comics and writers with LICAF LIVE.

For more information please see their website: https://www.comicartfestival.com/

31 October – 12 December

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award Exhibition

Off Grid

Olivia Bax 

Cross Lane Projects is proud to present a solo exhibition of new work by Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2019/20 winner Olivia Bax.

The work of Olivia Bax is often characterised by familiar elements such as a hook, handle or vessel presented in unconventional, coloured forms. Bax generates her own paper pulp to cover and form a mantle over linear armatures, moulding each sculpture in this way creates the distinctive texture of the work. Rooted in drawing, the work carries instinctive gestures from start to finish to suggest an action or feeling: slipping and holding: funneling and filtering: draining and containing.


Top: Mark Woods, Boy Racer, 2020, leather over turned and carved wood. Second: Image copyright David Banning, 2020. Third: Logo copyright, Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, 2020. Bottom image: Olivia Bax, Monkey Cups, 2020, steel, chicken wire, newspaper, glue, paint, plaster, 240 x 212 x 146cm. All works copyright the artists.