Bronwen Sleigh is a multi-disciplinary artist who takes inspiration from industrial architecture, unused and forgotten urban spaces, and environments at the edge of the city. Her work provokes an extended and considered dialogue with these spaces, which she transforms through the processes of her practice. Sleigh’s work explores space rather than describing it, challenging perceptions of the ordinary by presenting it in an unfamiliar way.
The talk’s accompanying exhibition, Form Follows, is a response to Sleigh’s visit to Kampala, Uganda, in 2015. Each work featured takes inspiration from a single five-story, concrete business centre, one of Kampala’s many imposing modernist buildings, erected during the country’s era of independence. Sleigh uses the techniques of etching, drawing and sculpture to explore and expand on the forms found in the original building, each artwork informing the next, one form evolving into another.
The transitions between two and three dimensional techniques, allow the work to become progressively more abstracted, whilst continuing to be an intuitive response to the original structure.
This talk is a delayed finale to our Season 1 session of Talks, which included Rural Office for Architecture, STUDIO NIRO, Clancy Moore, Assemble, wHY Landscape, IF_DO Architects, Sebastian Cox and Graux Baeyens Architects.
Please come and share a drink and some thoughts with us!