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Laura Ellen Bacon: Rooted in Instinct



Saturday, 21 October 2017 to Sunday, 14 January 2018
Friday, 20 October 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

This Autumn, The National Centre for Craft &
Design is proud to present Rooted in Instinct —
a new collection of work developed especially
for NCCD by Woman’s Hour Craft Prize nominee
and British Sculptor, Laura Ellen Bacon.
Rooted in Instinct is a unique exhibition
demonstrating an evolution of the intuitive making
process that has dominated Bacon’s practice to
date. It is a pivotal moment in the artist’s career,
featuring unexpected and familiar forms in willow
and new explorations in thatch, further developing
the possibilities of traditional hand weaving and
knotting techniques. In response to NCCD’s history
as an old seed warehouse, new abstract sculptures
create height, density and detail. The forms are all
at once majestic, immersive and ‘protective’ with a
unique sense of connectivity to the heritage crafts
and architecture of the Lincolnshire landscape.

Private View, Fri 20 Oct, 6–8pm
Free, everyone welcome


Curator :

Artist ( Description ): 

British Sculptor, Laura Ellen Bacon (born 1976) works raw materials into large-scale or ‘human-scale’ artworks, in both interior and landscape settings.

Working with predominately natural materials and her bare hands, her works embrace, surround or engulf architectural and natural structures.

Her work has been described as ‘startling but beckoning’; ‘monumental yet intimate’; ‘frenzied yet calm’.  Laura’s particular use of materials emerges from a compulsive desire to work them into a formed space of some kind, using a language of materials that seems strangely familiar to the natural world.

01529 308710
Venue ( Address ): 

Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW

Hub, Sleaford , Sleaford, Lincolnshire

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