Eileen Hogan: Artist-not-in-Residence May - September 2017

Eileen Hogan was appointed the Garden Museum’s artist-in-residence just as the Museum closed for a major Heritage Lottery funded Redevelopment Project.

In Spring 2017, an exhibition of Hogan’s works will coincide with the launch of the newly redeveloped and extended Museum. 

Hogan’s response to the challenge of being an artist definitely ‘not-in-residence’ was to ask ninety people to nominate a green space in London along with a description of why it was significant to them. 

The enquiry revealed the range of Londoners’ attraction and attachment to these spaces which, she says, include ‘horticulture, history, personal psychology, private myth, romance, and eccentricity’.  From this large and varied selection, Hogan will develop twelve into large-scale oil paintings, one for each month of the year.

The exhibition features six panels which represent the first year of the residency and include Chelsea Physic Garden’s seriated beds, in August and the park of Chiswick House in the mist and frost of a cold February morning. These will be shown alongside etchings, sketch books and preliminary studies from the project and a short film about Hogan’s sketch books and their role in her artistic process.

Continuing the theme of process, – the exhibition will also showcase a further selection of the nominated gardens through pages from Hogan’s sketch books, descriptions and photographs of her at work by Sandra Lousada.

A symposium addressing themes emerging from the residency presented by Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School Public Programme and convened by Eileen Hogan will be held at the garden Museum on 4 May 2017.  For more information and to book tickets click here.


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