Exhibition

Radioactive Boglach Aimee Lax

30 Mar 2019 – 2 Jun 2019

Event times

Open Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm. Sunday* & Bank Holidays 10am - 4pm.

Cost of entry

Admission is free

New Brewery Arts

Cirencester, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 51 Bus from Cheltenham and Swindon
  • Nearest Rail Station: Kemble, Glos

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Recent work by Aimee Lax using a range of materials including ceramics, steel and acrylic glass, to explore her fear and fascination of human effects on the natural world; events include a unique workshop experience with Aimee Lax to create organisms in porcelain.

About

In the summer of 2017 Aimee Lax took part in a residency at Cove Park, Scotland, overlooking Loch Long. She was immediately struck by the soil, peaty rich-brown and shimmering with metallic-looking healthy bacteria.The fungus and lichen bright green and orange, as a result of the clean air. But literally lurking around the corner, buried deep in the hill side, reside our nation’s warheads. …

This led her to follow a fictional line of enquiry, a ‘what if?’ scenario. What if any of the radiation should leak, what kind of organisms might result after decades of undetected toxic seepage? Some results of her thoughts are seen here, as samples of Radioactive Boglach. Prolonged radiation results in peculiar changes to DNA resulting in forms that have a different order, recognisable but alien forms. Beauty lurks but these are potentially terrifying possibilities realised through sculpture.

Lax graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2005 and has worked with Sir Terence Conran, The Royal Over-Seas League, IKON gallery, Crafts Council the Millennium Seed Bank, Eden Project, RHS and the V&A, where she has work in the permanent collection of contemporary ceramics. 

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