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Atelier UEL at Eastbury Manor House

Atelier UEL at Eastbury Manor

PROJECT LAUNCH is March 7 2018

5pm to 7pm.

Continuing the relationship between UEL and Eastbury Manor House we have initiated a programme of events through the year that explore the nature of place and offer opportunities to our students and the local community to develop skills and engage in conversations.

The collaboration aims to promote a commitment to civic engagement by establishing a  team of bridge builders that can transcend the boundaries between the academy and the local community. The mission of the team is to deploy a series of innovative pedagogic art & design projects that investigate and explore the themes and strategies of ‘Place Making’ in and around Eastbury Manor. This will enable art & design professionals, local industry and our students to foster powerful real-world community connections; develop  employability within our students and nurture relationships to engender active citizenship enabling vital civil democracy.

On Wednesday March 7 from 5pm we will be launching the residency programme with a series of exhibitions at Eastbury Manor House, all of which will be on display until March 30: 


Dying Forêt by Samuel Zealey

A sculpture installation entitled; Dying Forêt, Samuel Zealey aims to highlight the destruction of nature caused by humanity by engaging the audience in an immersive experience, which emulates, on a small-scale the effect we as a population are having on the planet.  

Dying Forêt or Dying Forest is an immersive installation comprised of abandoned post-Christmas trees salvaged from the streets of London and brought together into one space and positioned standing up in generic Christmas tree stands to replicate a forest, a Dying Forest. The work highlights the questions social and cultural consumption: “As you squeeze between the trees needles drop all around you and you realise that the trees are dead and forgotten. A mass grave of formerly living things, killed for short-lived human entertainment” 

His sculpture re-evaluates the relationship between architecture and the natural world This relationship results in a more evocative ‘public art’ which embodies the spirit, meaning and purpose of art in the first place.


Linger on Farah Ishaq, Simona Pesce and Evelina Zakharov

Farah Ishaq, Simona Pesce and Evelina Zakharov present a diverse mixture of sculpture, installation.

An exhibition of sculpture curated by Simone Pesce to celebrate the emancipation of women and marks the 100th anniversary of Women gaining the rights to vote in UK law. This exhibition is part of Barking and Dagenham Council yearlong project entitled, Her Story. that is committed to commemorate the democratic milestones and the fight for equality, from the suffragettes to the Ford workers who fought for equal pay. More importantly, championing the women who are making change in our community and beyond. 

Monthly events/publications on the HerStory pages - website: 

Through a series of sculptural/film installations, the exhibition will examine the themes of inequality and disproportionate discrimination women artists continue to face in the art world. The National Museum report on gender disparity shows 65-70% of art students are female yet, women often compromise less then 30% of artists shown in public galleries. 

“We must Linger on the memory, but also Linger on our strength to change attitudes around the world.”

The exhibition will open on 7th March to mark International Women’s Day -  A celebration of women’s courage, conviction and achievements. (8th March);;  Evelina


A Memory Of Place by Takuro Hoshino, Catalina Pollack, Keita Tajima, Keith Winter, Fernanda Palmieri & Foundation Students (Architecture)  

of A Memory Of Place within a historic site. The Team will lead a series of workshops that develop analytical processes such as;  surveying the space, observing its historic residue by means of  sensing its atmosphere, texture, smells, light conditions and the material evidence that describes layers of  physical history. The experience will enable the historic resonance of the site to be constructed into a visual narrative that demonstrates the continued importance of heritage within of Eastbury manor. 

Students will find a fragment of the room that invokes a memory of the space or any human interactions through their details such as materials, the texture of wear, the sign of the repair and aging. The students will survey the element very carefully and draw it at the scale 1:1. into axonometric drawing which reveals “a sense of place”. The final work will be installed in the Buttery Room on the ground floor at the manor house.   


This Must Be The Place by Rob Reed

Rob Reed maps the historic territories of Eastbury Manor by walking the many footpaths, pathways, passages, underpasses and bridges all of which find themselves hidden in the commonplace. His paintings examine how these environments can offer a sense of tranquility and affect the human condition. The resonance of the historic site is built upon each other in unrealized typologies which often cause confusion in the present. Reed’s project identifies these lost spaces and questions their need to be valued into a contemporary communal plan.


If you wish to attend please RSVP:

Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Square, London IG11 9SN

Nearest tube: Upney (District Line) & 10 minute walk towards Ripple Road via Tudor Road

Nearest Bus stop: Tudor Road Upney (Stop E)


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

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