BLAST WALL at The Bunker Gallery, Isle of Wight, 27 - 30 August 2021 and selected dates in September

 
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1 .GHOST SCULPTURES from BLAST WALL exhibition exterior acrylic varnish resin on poplar ply 2021 TRAXLER
BLAST WALL at The Bunker Gallery
27 - 30 August 2021 and selected dates in September
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Lisa Traxler’s ‘Blast Wall’ Exhibition explores the notion of ‘home’ and the artist’s relationship to her distinctive home, charting her experience of living within a World War Two radar bunker on the south coast of the Isle of Wight
This August Bank Holiday weekend head down to Old Park Road in St Lawrence for the annual exhibition at The Bunker Gallery.
Artist Lisa Traxler tours her new sculptures and wall-based works in this unique and delightful coastal pop-up gallery space alongside her working studio.
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The Bunker Gallery: 

The Bunker Gallery is an experimental project space with an annual selected exhibition within the walls of this decommissioned WWII radar bunker.

The exhibition this year will be ‘Blast Wall’  Lisa’s solo Arts Council Awarded show fresh from its London preview at the Foundry Gallery in Chelsea brought to the Island for this special open weekend. 
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Exploring the notion of home:

When does a place become home? Is it the building, your belongings, memories created, the everyday ordinariness or a place of safety and comfort that we retreat to? 
‘Blast Wall’ explores this notion of ‘home’ and the artist’s relationship to her distinctive home, charting her experience of living within a World War Two radar bunker on the south coast of the Island.
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The artist
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Lisa is continually experimenting with the inter-disciplinary nature of contemporary art and is comfortable working in both two and three dimensions, whilst exploring ways to bring the two together.
Her works are concerned with her connection to her immediate landscape and often incorporate historical references. Hers is a landscape of ‘place’, an abstract concept rather than a traditional depiction.
Lisa is an award-winning artist and elected Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and the Royal Watercolour Society.
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Limited edition mini ‘Ghost’ sculptures:

To celebrate this exhibition, Lisa has created a limited edition mini ‘Ghost’ sculpture (pictured below).
Limited edition mini ‘Ghost’ sculpture, hand-painted in a  bespoke box  ©Lisa Traxler 2021
This unique hand painted and boxed sculpture is available at the exhibition or contact Lisa to reserve one of these fast-selling collectable pieces.
Further artworks will be available from the artist’s onsite studio.
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Artists Talk:
The Bunker Gallery will also be hosting a talk with the artist and fellow artist, writer and lecturer, Jonathan Parsons http://www.jonathanparsons.com/ on Saturday 4th September at 5.30pm to discuss the 'Blast Wall' artworks and thoughts behind the show.
This will be a ticketed event and has limited spaces available, please contact Lisa to book at  lisa@lisatraxler.com  
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Where and when:

Lisa Traxler,  ‘Blast Wall ‘ at The Bunker Gallery, takes place over the August Bank Holiday of 27th to 30th August 2021.
Opening times are Friday 2pm to 7pm: Sat/Sun/Mon 11am-4pm and selected dates in September – entrance is FREE.
The Bunker Gallery, Old Park Road, St Lawrence, PO38 1XR.
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Find out more
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Find about more about the artist by visiting her website:   www.lisatraxler.com  
Following her on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lisa.traxler/
and following the Bunker Gallery on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thebunkergalleryiow/
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Over the same weekend, you can head a little further down to the road to visit Binnel Studios for their Annual Summer Exhibition.
Image: Lisa Traxler’s Ghost sculptures, ‘Blast Wall’ exhibition at the Bunker Gallery. Photographed by Julian Winslow  © Lisa Traxler 2021

GHOST mini sculpture boxed TRAXLER 2021

Limited edition Mini Ghost sculpture in bespoke box. ©Lisa Traxler 2021

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