I am a freelance photographer and visual artist currently based in London, UK. I use this blog as a place to show work-in-progress, images from recent commissions, exhibition details, and other random bits and bobs.

Please visit www.kateelliott.co.uk for more examples of my work, and www.kateelliottphotography.co.uk for my commercial photography website. I am also one half of artist collaboration KEEM.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

The Landscape at WW Patio Projects

Installing The Landscape at WW Patio Projects

WWPatio Projects 30 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN
Private View: 2 August 6.00 – 9.00
Exhibition dates: 2 August – 2 September, open 24/7
Open 24/7 - Patio Projects Public Art Programme (Site-specific public art - outdoor space only
The Landscape is a site-specific photo installation, forming part of the on-going public art project Time stands still when I think of you. The project derives from an archive of over 100 found family photos, the earliest of which dates from the turn of the nineteenth century.
Whilst previous installations from the project have focused on specific events or familial relationships, for Patio Projects #10 the wall of the patio space is transformed into a photographic montage of landscapes. The relationship between the environments depicted in the photographs, and how they intercept with the urban landscape of Hackney Downs, is central to the piece, the proximity of one affecting the reading of the other.

For more details and to see a full documentation of this project to date please click here.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

The World in London - installation shots

Installation shots of The World in London at Victoria Park. 

Last year I was commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery to take a portrait for The World in London - a large-scale, public art project which set out to bring together 204 portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from a different nation that will be competing at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Click here to see my portrait of Tigana Wesa Sari from Indonesia, and to hear her story.

The portraits are exhibited as large-scale posters at the following two sites across London:

Victoria Park, London E3: 27 July - 12 August 2012
Enter by Crown Gate East, walk in a north easterly direction down Central Drive towards the bandstand and monument- the exhibition is on the hoardings around the Live Nation Site.
Park House, 453 - 497 Oxford Street, London, W1: 27 July - 30 August 2012
Opposite Selfridges

There is a dedicated project website, with further information at -  www.theworldinlondon.org.uk

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Exhibition: Group 2012 at WW Gallery

GROUP 2012: An exhibition of 37 artists longlisted for the WW SOLO Award

1 - 25 August 2012
Private View Tuesday 31 July 6-9pm
Closing Reception Saturday 25 August 11-4pm
Open Weds – Fri 11 - 6pm; Sat 11 - 4pm
WW Gallery 34/35 Hatton Garden EC1N 8DX, London 

Tristram Aver | Alison Bickmore | Catrine Bodum | Sara Brannan | Max Cahn | Emma Cousin | Calum James Crowther | Jolanta Dolewska | Alexandra Dudley | Dexter Dymoke | Kate Elliott | Gabriela Fabrowska | Susan Forsyth | Jonathan Gabb | Sarah Gillham | Kirsty Harris | Mark Harris | Sally Hewett | Minae Kim | Andrew Litten | Ope Lori | Roman Manfredi | Lee Marshall | Sonia Martin | Rob Miller | Wendy Nelson | Leigh Niland | Margaret Proudfoot | Julie Rafalski | Scott Robertson | Mark Scott-Wood | Yukako Shibata | Elly Thomas | Kazuya Tsuji | Ben Walker | Dominic Watson | Joe Webb | Sarah West | Sarah Kate Wilson

WW Gallery is pleased to present GROUP 2012, an exhibition presenting the long-list for their inaugural Solo Award. From over 300 entries a long-list of 37 artists has been selected for exhibition. A distinguished panel of judges includes Sheila McGregor (Chief Executive, Axis, the online resource for contemporary art),Helen Sumpter (Art writer and Deputy Visual Art Editor of Time Out London ), Kate Davis (Artist & Tutor in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art) and Deb Covell (Artist & Co-founder Platform-A Gallery, Middlesbrough).

The overall winner will be announced on the 25th August and will receive
prize money of £1000, a flexible three month residency from October to December 2012 and a solo show in January 2013.

WW is one of London’s leading contemporary artist-led spaces with a reputation for consistently forward-thinking and innovative projects, with sites in Clerkenwell and Hackney.