IN THE FIRST PLACE
15 November - 20 December 2013
Eleanor Watson’s exhibition IN THE FIRST PLACE at The Foundry Gallery is her first solo exhibition of paintings, which will explore ideas surrounding travel and home. The work tells disjointed stories with the understanding that the further and wider you travel the more you understand the shores left behind; returning home with borrowed culture and history. But the paradox here is that all the images are pilfered from the Internet or glossy magazines, so perhaps the artist is none the wiser.
Biography – Eleanor Watson (b.1990) lives and works in London. She attained her BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting from Wimbledon College of Art (2012) She has been awarded with the following prizes - Futuremap Prize - runner-up (2013) Jonathan Vickers Award-runner up (2012) Hans Brinker Budget Trophy Award-winner (2011) and the Prunella Clough Painting Prize-runner-up (2011)
Eleanor has recently exhibited her work at The South Bank Centre (2013) The Mall Galleries (2013) New Contemporary South (2013) The Albemarle Gallery (2013) and The Affordable Art Fair (2013, 2014) amongst others. She has also taken part in a residency at the Down Stairs Gallery in Madley, Herefordshire (2013)