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.




Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Season's Greetings

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Here's to a fabulous 2013 full of opportunities and happiness

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

New Blog - Time stands still when I think of you

After more than two years of working on the public art project Time stands still when I think of you, I have finally collated all of the documentation to date into a new blog page - click here to check it out.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

The Arts Club, Winter Exhibition

Here are a few photos I took at the Arts Club, Dover Street, when they asked me back to photograph their latest installation. 


The opening of Media Space has been announced

A couple of weeks ago I was commissioned by the Science Museum in London to take some photos of the new Media Space - a collaboration between the Science Museum and the National Media Museum in Bradford - scheduled to open in June 2013.

For further information and to read some of the recent press, click on the articles below.


 The Telegraph, Friday 2 November 2012


The Guardian, Friday 2 November 2012

British Journal of Photography, November 2012

Amateur Photographer, November 2012

Friday, 2 November 2012

Exhibition: A Chain of Wooded Mountains

On Thursday 1 November the KEEM exhibition A Chain of Wooded Mountains opened at Long White Cloud Gallery as part of Photomonth 2012.  The exhibition continues until 12 November.


Press Release: 
Last October KEEM travelled to the Balkans, taking 3 cameras and shooting 1237 photographs in 10 days. What happens when two people take the same trip, see the same things, and hold the same cameras? When does the memory of physically taking a photograph merge into the memory of the image produced? Through the amalgamation of two individuals' memories, boundaries start to blur, and lines start to cross over. 
 
There are common themes that run throughout the images, bringing elements of the individual practice of each of the KEEM artists to the forefront: the body, people in the landscape, architecture, the presence of two individuals, an intimate relationship.

Both members of KEEM have made a personal edit of 80 images from the original 1237 photographs. Here, they have selected a series of diptychs previously undisclosed to each other. The act of editing has taken on the same importance as the initial act of taking the photographs - opening up the first chance for conversation, comparison and influence.

Long White Cloud Gallery 151 Hackney Road, London, E2 8JL
Exhibition dates: 1 November – 12 November

This is a KEEM project - click here for more information

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
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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.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

The World in London

 Tigana Sari by Kate Elliott - The World in London


Yesterday saw the launch of The World in London, a major public art project initiated by The Photographers' Gallery. The portraits are exhibited as large-scale posters at two sites close to Olympic venues: on the external wall surrounding the BT London Live site in Victoria Park in East London, and across a city-block in Central London covering the faƧade of the new Park House development in Oxford Street.

For more details and to access some of the fascinating stories behind each of the portraits, check out the website. (There are approx 50 video interviews, 50 audio interviews, 50 written statements from sitters and 50 from photographers...)

Exhibition dates: 
Victoria Park
27 July - 12 August 2012 London, E3
Park House
27 July - 30 August 2012 453 - 497 Oxford Street, London, W1

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Architecture Today article


A recent article in Architecture Today about the reopening of The Photographers' Gallery, including my before and after photographs.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Upcoming shows


  • 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. The portraits will be displayed in Victoria Park from 25 July - 12 August, and there will be a dedicated project website, where you can access the stories behind the photographs, launching on 27 July www.theworldinlondon.org.uk  
  • My portrait for The World in London will also be shown at The Gulbenkian Foundation, Hoxton Square, where 30 selected works will be on display from August - end of 2012.
  • From 2 August - 2 September I am showing a new site-specific work - The Landscape - as part of the Patio Projects programme, at WW Project Space, 30 Queensdown Road E5 8NN
  • Last week I found out I have been longlisted for the WW Solo Award 2012. There will be an exhibition at the new exhibition space - 34/35 Hatton Garden EC1N 8DX, from August 1 - 25
More details to follow soon.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Urination Liberation 2


I have just uploaded the sequel to Urination Liberation to my website. Click here to view Urination Liberation 2...

Interview


Last week I was interviewed by Roger Ford, a photographer and student at City of Westminster College. We had a really interesting conversation and debate about photography. Click here to check out a little of what was said.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Photographers' Gallery



I have been documenting the refurbishment of The Photographers' Gallery for the past 20 months, and it is now almost over! It will be reopening on the 19 May.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

The Family

The Family from the project Time stands still when I think of you 

Published in this month's free local newspaper, the Hackney Citizen, The Family looks out from the bottom corner of a page. Posing for a family portrait, their gaze off kilter, the hidden source of distraction interrupts what would otherwise be the 'perfect portrait', and evokes in the viewer a feeling of shared experience and emotion.

For more information about this project please click here


The Family in the Hackney Citizen

Friday, 27 April 2012

The Girl and The Boy - update



Eight months on, the 'discover amazing talents in your local area' posters on The Girl have been and gone, and one image in The Boy has started to fall away. With the lower half of the image no longer there, the remaining piece moves in the wind, the boy still looking ahead. 

For more information about this project please click here

The Family - coming soon... 

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Arts Club

A couple of photos from a recent shoot I did at The Arts Club, Dover Street.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Emma

With Fringe! finished for another year, you can now watch Emma online:

A KEEM project commissioned by Fringe! as part of the exhibition Super 8 Cam.

Monday, 26 March 2012

The Birth


With Spring in the air and the lambing season upon us, I have just uploaded a new video piece to my website. Click here to view.

Friday, 23 March 2012

KEEM



I have been working with Emma McGarry on a number of different projects recently. It is the differences in our approach to these projects that informs the content of the work produced.  Through our methodology we continuously question the nature and limits of collaboration. And so KEEM was born. 

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Girl and The Boy - March update


 
Seven months on, the shop at Hackney Downs junction has changed, and two small posters have been added to The Girl - 'discover amazing talents in your local area' - but The Boy remains untouched. 

For more information about this project please click here

Saturday, 4 February 2012

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to go up in a crane for a shoot I was doing of a construction site. I didn't realise this would involve actually hanging from the crane, in a very tiny box. Well, I survived it (and with hindsight I can say I even slightly enjoyed it). Above are just a few pictures from when I was up there including one, before I went up, of the aforementioned 'box'...