Elisa Alaluusua - Sketchbooks: An Obsession

Image Credit: Elisa Alaluusua, Thirteen Sketchbooks, Thirteen Artists, 2016. [L-R] Sketchbooks, Naomi Shaw, Eileen Hogan, Michael Sandle

Drawing Projects UK

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Thursday 09 February 2017 – Saturday 04 March 2017
Opening Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10am-4pm

An exhibition by Elisa Alaluusua, 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 that exposes sketchbook pages on screens and projections, 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.

There will be a special Drawing Discussion event on Saturday 4 March 2017, with Nigel Hall, Michael Sandle and Anita Taylor, for which booking ia essential.

The exhibition and event are kindly supported by The Finnish Institute in London.

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