Vanessa Baird: If ever there were an end to a story that had no beginning

Drawing Room is pleased to present a short film produced to accompany the first UK survey of renowned Norwegian artist Vanessa Baird. 

The film explores the artist's oeuvre with insights from exhibition curators, Mary Doyle (Co-Director of Drawing Room) and Gillian Fox (Independent Curator and Assistant Curator at Hayward Gallery Touring), and Anita Haldemann (Head of the Kupferstichkabinett, Department of Prints and Drawings, and Deputy Director at Kunstmuseum Basel).

Vanessa Baird’s work is story telling of a kind that is both potently provocative and emphatically individual. Her charged creations, made in pastel and watercolour, range from room-size murals to intimate self-portraits and draw on a wide range of references from her own lived experiences, as well as from Scandinavian folklore and literature. This exhibition, the artist’s first solo survey in the UK, introduces Baird’s world through a selection of her extraordinary drawings, made over the last two years, and includes an immense wall-size seascape created for the show.