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|Medium||Ink, pencil and watercolour|
|Dimensions||36.5 x 32.6 cm|
|Bidding Open||Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am|
|Bidding Ended||Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm|
Laura Eldret (b.1982, Macclesfield) lives and works in London. Graduated from Wimbledon School of Art, London (2004). Awards include being shortlisted for the Vordemberger Prize (2016); receiving the Artists International Development Award (2014); and the Arts Council England Award (2011). Residencies include Gasworks URRA, Buenos Aires (2016). Select projects include programming What is the Digital Draw? at Drawing Room, London (2016). Eldret has taught at Goldsmiths University of London; Wimbledon School of Art; Hatfield University; Nantes School of Art; Villa Arson; Royal College of Art; Artsadmin; Norwich University College of Arts; and University of the Arts London. Select exhibitions include Fig.2 Futures, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, supported by Outset (2019); 07427397776, temporary public art commission, Turf Projects, Croydon (2019); City Gateway Women’s Project, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); ONLINE, a commission for Up Projects, London (2017); Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London (2017); 3 Dartboard ( Constellation), Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London (2017); Air: Display A Show in The Sky, Ox Art, London (2017); Foreign Objects, CCA Derry, Derry (2016); URRA, Galería Del Infinito, Buenos Aires (2016); Music Heard Through Utopia, Somerset House, London (2016); Tannery Projects, London (2016); Fig-2 50/50, ICA, London (2015); South London Gallery, London (2013); Ikon, Birmingham (2013); The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth (2012); Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne (2012); Glasgow International, Glasgow (2012); and Camden Arts Centre, London (2011).
Plan for a Rug #ArtistImpression reflects on stereotypes of art making, and features motifs of pens, pencils and perspectival lines. The drawing is also a proposal for an art work in the form of a rug. Eldret has recently spent time in a Zapotec community in Mexico, where she has designed and commissioned a series of woollen rugs that combine her own observations and research interests with the makers’ life stories and anecdotes. This works relates to Eldret's project which opens and closes the Fig 2 programme at ICA, London.