Photo: Rosie Leventon in Brent and Hammersmith., London

Rosie Leventon

Artist, Maker

Rosie Leventon makes Sculptural installations, Interventions , Public Art Commissions , Environmental Artwork and drawings some of which are permanent and some ephemeral. Green issues run through the work, she always prefers to use recycled materials. Many of the pieces are architectural and relate to or use their surroundings in some way, and often contain paradoxes and surprises.

She has made false floors and corridors that float in water underfoot. Some work involves looking through and behind the surfaces of modern day living to find something lost or forgotten beneath.Work is often interactive, people can explore it by going inside or use it as a performance area, for contemplation or as seating. Currently she is showing 2 new sculptures at the Arsenale in Venice. Arte Laguna Sculpture Prize. 21 March - 5 April 2015 . Recently she has  completed an Environmental artwork for the Woodland Trust 2012 - 2014,  for their flagship  Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods In  Leics. There will also be a 2 person show at Angus Hughes Gallery London later this year.

She  sold 5 drawings to the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds and won the Rouse Kent Award for Public Art for two commissions for a forest in Kent, and before that the Mark Tanner Award for Sculpture. Much of the work embodies green principles and environmental awareness. Materials are recycled, labour is locally sourced, and several pieces provide water for animals and birds. Some also encourage biodiversity and regeneration.

She undertakes site-related commissions for museums, galleries, businesses, atria, parks, forests, gardens, factories and barns. She works internationally including the Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Germany, USA, Japan, Spain Switzerland and France.   She was  at TINA B Festival of Contemporary Art , Zizkov, Prague, Czech Republic ( Nov 2011 - Jan 2012), and a piece can be seen at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich London, (Room 4B ground floor, the Queens House. Check for occasional closures at: - (Latest visitor Info.), at King's Wood, Challock Forest in Kent, and at Clifton Country Park near Manchester as part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail. Also  at Standpoint Gallery Hoxton London June 2013. And in the following books: " Thinking is making, Presence & Absence in Contemporary Sculpture "; Published by Black Dog . Matilda Strang, Martin Herbert, Fiona MacDonald. ( ISBN 978 1 908966 04 9) Available from : FABRICA - The First ten years, (ISBNO 9543380-2-2) Mathew Miller & Liz Whitehead. King's Wood: A Context Eds. Sandra Drew and Liz Kent. Stour Valley Arts. (ISBN 0-9535 3409 x) Meditative Spaces by Michael Freeman. Universe Publishing. Rizzoli International. NY Installation Art by Nicolas de Oliveira, Nicola Oxley and Michael Petry. Thames & Hudson. (ISBN 0-500 -23672-0) Sculpture Parks & Trails of England by Alison Stace. A & C Black.( ISBN 978-0-7136-7952-6)

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Location Brent and Hammersmith., London
Activities Residencies, Built environment, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Project, Drawing, Environment, Installation, Sculpture
Tags Installation, Site Specific, Site responsive, sculpture, Intervention, Environmental Artwork, Landart, Outdoor sculpture, Drawing, 3D Work

News & Events

  • SPECULATIONS : Making Thinking Drawing.

    26/06/2015 – 08/08/2015
    HATTON GALLERY . The Quadrant, Newcastle University. NE1 7RU

    A drawing by ROSIE LEVENTON is included in this exhibition which presents drawings by contemporary Sculptors and Installations artists alongside engineering drawings exploring space .

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  • UP THE DUFF London. new architectural work by ROSIE LEVENTON and cityscapes by LEANDRO LOTTICI

    A 2 person show with Leandro Lottici at ANGUS HUGHES GALLERY , 26 Lower Clapton Rd. near the junction with Urswick Rd, London E5 0PD STATION: HACKNEY CENTRAL . June 6 - 28 . 12 - 6 Fri - Sun.

  • 9th Arte Laguna Sculpture Prize.

    2 of my new pieces went to the Arsenale in Venice recently. March 21st - April 5th 2015 They were shown in the huge C 19th brick ship- building warehouses on the East side of the city.

  • LAUNCH EVENT. New Environmental Artwork by Rosie Leventon. 25 Nov 2014. QEDJ Woods, East Midlands..

    25/11/2014 – 31/08/2023
    Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods. Normanton le Heath Near Leicester.LE 672

    now & then is an interactive environmental artwork that was commissioned by the Woodland Trust with Arts Council Funding.. The ring of Pedunculate Oaks are being planted now.

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  • now & then - A Landscape Art Commission for the Woodland Trust.

    We have finished making an Earthwork with planting for the Woodland Trust's flagship Jubilee Woods in Leics ( LE 672). It is now settling and the Trees and bushes are growing.