Drawing Projects UK is delighted to be hosting an exhibition by Elisa Alaluusua at Bridge House in Trowbridge from 9 February - 4 March 2017.
The exhibition, Sketchbooks: An Obsession, explores and presents sketchbooks used by contemporary artists and has been developed from a research project undertaken by Alaluusua that involved in-depth interviews with a number of artists and sketchbook users. A video installation exposes sketchbook pages on screens and projections and the stories of the interviewed artists blend into one another as their voices are heard talking about their sketchbook practices. Featuring extracts from interviews with artists Stephen Farthing, Dennis Gilbert, Nigel Hall, Eileen Hogan, Anne Howeson, Michel Sandle and architect Naomi Shaw, the installation draws the viewer into the compelling world of sketchbooks.
Elisa Alaluusua originates from Finnish Lapland and has been exhibiting internationally since the early 1990s. in 2015, she won second prize in the prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize with her video/drawing Unconditional Line. Alaluusua lives and works in London and regularly visits the reindeer farm where she grew up in Lapland.
The exhibition will be open to the public Thursday to Saturday from 10am-4pm from 9 February to 4 March 2017. A special event will take place on Saturday 4 March at 4pm, the Drawing Discussion: On Sketchbooks with Nigel Hall RA, Michael Sandle RA and Anita Taylor with Elisa Alaluusua will explore the role of sketchbooks in their practice. More details on how to book a place for this event will be available soon.
Sketchbooks: An Obsession is kindly supported by The Finnish Institute in London.