See The Sheltering Five

Head to the ground floor lobby at Exchange House and see the incredible The Sheltering Five exhibition from sculptor Rosie Leventon as part of our Urban Eden season. 

This series of wellbeing-and-sustainable-themed works by sculptor Rosie demonstrates her ongoing preoccupation with found and recycled materials.

Fabricated from insulation boards and raw pigment, the five sculptures in Exchange House's exhibition have been fashioned from thick sheets of board and the surfaces are coated with pigment creating a link between the everyday industrial and mass-produced material and the hand-crafted objects the artist has collected on her extensive travels throughout the Middle East.

Generating a sense of wellbeing and nurture, some of the structures can be entered while others are closed; their inviting interiors visible through apertures.

More work from Leventon will be heading to Broadgate from 21st April-29th May. Viewings are available 10am-4pm Monday to Friday. To ensure ease of access on arrival please confirm your visit by email to Broadgate’s Art Curator Rosie Glenn (rg@rosieglennfineart.co.uk).

About the artist

Working with both indoor and outdoor spaces, Leventon’s practice reflects contemporary issues and displays a strong interest in vernacular architecture, archaeology and green concerns. Her site-specific UK commissions can be seen at the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Woods in Leicestershire, at Clifton Country Park near Manchester and at Kings Wood, Challock in Kent.

She has undertaken a recent residency period for Vistabella Landart in Spain and plans for 2017 include a two location exhibition of sculpture in Italy. Rosie studied at Central St Martins in London and her studio practice is based in Kilburn. For more details about her work visit rosieleventon.com.

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Other art to see this spring at Broadgate

Capturing London by Julie Leonard (until 1st September at Broadgate Tower) - a series of artworks featuring cityscapes, landscapes and portraits on prints taken from drawings done in situ by Julie on her iPad or iPhone of the local area.

Natural Histories by Tracey Bush (until 29th May at 201 Bishopsgate) - delicate and subtle plant studies, artist's books and cut-paper pieces which reference traditions of botanicals and herbariums.

Green Space by Mark Diacono (10th-31st March at Finsbury Avenue Square) - energizing and inspiring photographs of nature and gardening projects.

Nourishment by Anthony Turner (from 27th March to 31st May at Broadgate Tower) - evocative stone carving inspired by nature.