The Waiting Room........ Eleanor Bartlett
January 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AMView all dates for this event
Eleanor has created this site-specific new work for installation in the waiting room.
The monumental object and the room are integral to each other. The Waiting Room has reclaimed its original function. The structure is embalmed in wax, suggesting preparation for some ancient ritual. It sits within the silent room which has become a place of transition. Eventually it will cease to exist.
Exhibition Dates: Friday 8 January to Saturday 27 February 2016 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday (excluding Sundays).
Evening view: Thursday 21 January 6-8pm
Eleanor Bartlet’s work is concerned with human endeavour, the poignancy of the human condition and the endurance of effort over time.
Her work is faithful to the nature of the materials she uses and the way they behave as they are worked. It expresses raw and elemental energy, which is suggestive of a primitive origin.
The Waiting Room........ is a response to the building and the room that houses it, while remaining resolutely non-representational.
Eleanor’s work has featured in exhibitions at The Parlour, The Black Swan and the Grace Gallery in Frome; Bruton Museum: the Updown Gallery Ramsgate; Pallant House, Chichester; the Princes Foundation Gallery, London and the Minerva Gallery, in Chichester, as well as the RWA, and was the Regional Winner of the National Open Competition in 2012.
Her next project will be at Salisbury Cathedral in 2017.
There will be a chance to meet the artist here on Thursday 21 January 2016 between 6-8pm when the Town Hall will be open for an evening view.