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Meet Rachel Foullon at Launch Pad

8 October 2014 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

chokerJoin us for the unique opportunity to meet both artist (Rachel Foullon) and Sarah Elson, the force behind Launch Pad, Elson’s innovative project promoting artists who have yet to exhibit in the UK by commissioning personal works. Brooklyn-based artist Foullon will create a large wall sculpture inspired by the history of Elson’s house and its vicinity. For Launch Pad, Foullon has chosen to shift her historical reference point to the Victorian heritage of the local neighbourhood, with Choker, a 6′ high aluminium and fabric bow. Drawing on her interest in clothing, and the collar in particular as an expressive signifier of the self, the black velvet bow is presented as both fashion accessory and symbol of the strictness and austerity of its time. Its heroic scale makes a monument of the object, giving a timeless dimension to an item with a particular history and resonance in the collective English memory. Coffee and croissants will be served.  Cost: Patrons – free; Friends £10; and guests £15. RSVP to  RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org.  Address provided on RSVP.  Post your cheque to UK Friends of NMWA, Box 539, 28 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3SS.  Exact address to be provided with RSVP.  


8 October 2014
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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