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EWAAC (East West Art Award Competition) 2017

Rosie Leventon (Award winning Installation and land artist)

Rosie Leventon makes Sculptural Installations Land Art and drawings. She makes interventions into the fabric of a building such as floating floors and corridors, as well as sculpture using glass, recycled copper or paperback books . Also permanent outdoor environmental artworks of earth, stone, water and wood.

Currently she has made a series of five sculptures called Up the Duff which is constructed from a type of building insulation and raw pigment. They may look a bit architectural with ideas coming from anything from termite mounds to Hindu Temples .One can be entered and the interiors of others can be viewed through apertures.

Exhibitions include: Serpentine Gallery, Chisenhale Gallery , The National Maritime Museum and Nettie Horn gallery in London. Internationally , Galeria L’Affiche, Milan , La Fortezza del Girifalco, Cortona , Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale Venice, Prague Festival of Contemporary Art, Czech Republic. The Dostoyevsky Museum, Russia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, and Der Pfalzgalerie, Germany.,

Commissions Include: The Woodland Trust. National Maritime Museum Greenwich. Convergence Int. Arts Festival USA, The Irwell Sculpture Trail, Manchester and Camden Arts Centre. 

She has won several Awards including the Mark Tanner Award for Sculpture. and has sold drawings to the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust in Leeds.

Using her background in archaeology she creates work which re-appraises our historical provenance – Her psychological approach to the archaeology of a space implies that she will often peel back layers of modern day living to reveal things that have been lost or forgotten. 

Her outdoor installations are often grounded in a sensitive concern for the natural environment and how we use it. For example they often have a functional regional element providing water for animals or promoting biodiversity and regeneration.

Recently she was commissioned by the Woodland Trust to make a large scale Earthwork for their flagship Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods in Leicestershire. 

She featured on BBC1 Countryfile ( 23/2/2014) and in several books, most recently, Thinking is Making and Presence & Absence in Contemporary Sculpture. Black Dog Publishing. 2013. The State of Art   Installation & Site Specific # 2' Published by bare hill publishing 2015​. 

 

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