UNLOCKED Radio Interview, August 2020

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UNLOCKED Summer Exhibition 2020 in the pop-up Bunker Gallery

over August Bank Holiday weekend...


The Bunker Gallery is sited in a converted WW2 Radar Bunker – it is also home to artist Lisa Traxler and designer Lincoln Miles.

The abandoned RAF bunker has been transformed into a home, sculpture park and gallery. Annually an artist or creative group are invited to install a pop-up exhibition celebrating this unusual space.

During the Second World War, more than 50 Chain Home early-warning radar stations were erected on Britain’s coast to keep the Luftwaffe at bay. This radar station at St Lawrence, on the south coast of the Isle of Wight, was built in 1941 and buried in the earth; it helped to detect V-1s, but was closed in 1947 and fell into ruin.

This is the back story to the wonderful bunker that Lisa and Lincoln are guardians of and the backdrop to the pop-up gallery over the August Bank Holiday.

Lisa has created a new limited edition sculpture, unique to the ‘Unlocked’ Summer Exhibition 2020. This slotted, hand painted sculpture is acrylic on birch ply and was created specially for this event. There is a limited edition of 50 individually boxed and numbered sculptures and each piece is unique. These collectable sculptures are £150 each, and will sell on a first come basis.

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