Eleanor is one of the QEST Scholars exhibiting at Collect 2020
27 February 2020
To mark 30 years of supporting excellence in British craft, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) will be exhibiting at Collect for the first time, showcasing the work of seven QEST Scholars in an exhibition titled ‘Tradition Redressed'.
New Echoes of Amphora series debuts at PAD London
03 October 2018
This new series represents the tension between two dimensions of time and beauty. The scale of human civilisation and culture - our search for formal perfection and balance. The scale of geological or organic evolution chaotic, vital and surging.
'Time & Texture' Installation won the British Wood Award (Bespoke)
21 September 2017
Lakelin's 'Time & Texture' Installation won the British Wood Award (Bespoke). The installation formed part of ‘A Landscape of Objects’, a site-specific exhibition set in the gardens of Forde Abbey, curated by Flow Gallery for Somerset Art Works.
Echoes of Amphora 'Column Vessel I/20' acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum
27 February 2020
Echoes of Amphora 'Column Vessel I/20' has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum. The work was exhibited at COLLECT on show as part of 'Tradition Redressed' curated by Brian Kennedy for QEST.
UnEarthed: Eleanor Lakelin Solo Show at Sarah Myerscough Gallery
23 June 2021
Antediluvian landscapes, lost worlds and buried cities. The opulent darkness of scorched growths, milky surfaces striated with sandy estuaries, flowing ripples of textured rustiness. Ostensibly abstract, Eleanor Lakelin’s vessel-shaped sculptures abound in metaphorical resonance. They speak to the hand and to the soul, conjuring sensory imaginings and visual narratives. They share an equal timelessness and sense of urgency." - Dr. Melanie Vandenbrouck. Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria & Albert Museum. UnEarthed : Eleanor Lakelin 23rd June - 21st August 2021
LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize Finalist 2022
10 February 2022
'The Landscape of Memory' has been selected as Finalist for the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2022. "The Landscape of Memory is a particularly personal piece, which draws on my deep-rooted connection to the valleys of Mid-Wales. Created from turned and hollowed-out British Sequoia, this vessel has been sandblasted and carved off the lathe. Sequoia is tannin-rich so I make and use iron solution like a painter’s palette to evoke the light moving across the hillside and the iron-stained rocks and streams of the Mawddach valley." The Panel of Experts selected 30 finalist works from over 3100 works - submitted from 116 countries. The pieces will be included in an exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Craft Art, South Korea running from 1 - 31st July. The overall winner will be announced by the Jury on 30th June.