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, they 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. Some work is interactive, people can explore it by walking around and through it, or they can go inside and use it as a performance area, for contemplation or as seating. Recently she has 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, Poland, Russia, Denmark, Germany, USA, Japan, Spain Switzerland and France. She is currently working on new environmental Artworks for The Woodland Trust, for the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods in Leics. UK . 2013 -14. She is also making a new series for indoors called Up The Duff . She was recently 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 recently 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) read full statement

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

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  • Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods.

    Currently working on 3 Commissions for the Woodland Trust for some environmental artworks that will be interactive and site responsive. They will relate to some amazing archeological discoveries made