New Art Highlights

27 June - 3 July

New Art Highlights of the week includes: leon, Rosie Leventon, Lisa Traxler and John Cake

SECRETS: The Last Five Days Of Sandra, 2022 by leon


When my mother died she told me who my father was. It is a family trauma that spans four generations that was held secret for 42 years. This is the first part of a lived trauma trilogy SECRETS+SHAMES=SELFS, and it is also expanding sideways to become a co-created project about Absent Fathers.

This short story is an every expanding multi form art piece (performance, film, audio, installation, participation, theatre). From a week's residency at Snape courtesy of Britten Pears Arts and PRS Foundation for Music, I worked with Kelly O'Brien, Andrea Edwards and Gerry McNee to create a three-film two-hander performance piece.

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now & then, 2022 by Rosie Leventon

Rosie Leventon 

A commission from the Woodland Trust which is now maturing. Its sited at Normanton le Heath near Leicester in the Midlands post code : LE 672. Open everyday , car park available. It comprises a spiralling earthwork which takes visitors down through the layers of archaeology and up again into the light. In future the 13 Pedunculate Oaks and 2 Wild Service trees that surround it should create a shady space.

An outer ring of natural indigenous bushes were specially chosen to provide food for birds.
6m x 63 m diameter.

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SHAPE SHIFTER INFANTS, 2022 by Lisa Traxler

Lisa Traxler

Hand painted acrylic on poplar ply

Commissioned for the exhibition 'Time Traveller' at Southampton City Art Gallery

2 July - 8 October 2022

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HMS Approxick Deckicators, 2022 by John Cake

John Cake

Perspex, mdf, vinyl, nylon, fake pomegranates and crisp packets.
230cm x 220cm x 10cm

A sculptural membrane between two works — HMP Approximate Decking and HMP Sick Indicators.
I want the viewer to lose, or find themselves within the layers of the paintings.
If you could zoom right in on Google Maps, beneath all the layers, what would you see if you turned around?
The map becomes a territory.

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