Elisa Alaluusua - Sketchbooks: An Obsession: Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge, UK

A Taylor (Curator), Elisa Alaluusua (Artist)

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


    Exhibition Dates: 9 February to 4 March 2017

    Taylor organised the exhibition 'Sketchbooks: An Obsession' by Elisa Alaluusua for the Drawing Projects UK project. The exhibition 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 artist and sketchbook users. The exhibition comprises 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. The installation draws the viewer into the compelling world of sketchbooks. Featuring extracts from interviews with Dennis Gilbert (painter); Eileen Hogan (painter); Anne Howeson (painter); Stephen Farthing (painter); Naomi Shaw (architect); Michel Sandle (sculptor); and Nigel Hall (sculptor), the exhibition presents the opportunity to think about contemporary sketchbook practices and to consider what keeping a sketchbook means for us. Elisa Alaluusua originates from Finnish Lapland and has been exhibiting internationally since the beginning of 1990s. In 2015, she won the second prize in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 for her video work, An Unconditional Line. A Drawing Discussion: On Sketchbooks, was on 4 March at Drawing Projects UK. It included speakers Nigel Hall RA, Michael Sandle RA, Anita Taylor and Elisa Alaluusua.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationTrowbridge, UK
    PublisherDrawing Projects UK
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


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