Tuesday 28 May 2019
Meet our Main Gallery Artists
We are excited to announce our new Main Gallery artists, James Wignall and Bradley Moore working in collaboration with Eley Williams, Fiona Williams and Nicholas Tufnell. From July – October our Main Gallery will be transformed into a unique exploration of Alexander Pope and his creative influence, immersing visitors and allowing them to become part of their own grotto myth.
Here’s a little more about them:
James trained in the UK, winning RIBA awards and nominations before qualifying as an architect at Cambridge in 2015. He graduated from the Royal College of Art and has since worked between the worlds of Architecture and Sculpture. James has worked within extremely sensitive environments such as Tower Bridge and has formed an ambition to unite contemporary design and technology with historic architecture and narrative.
Bradley grew up being trained by his father in the multi-generational family business of carpentry and building. After receiving his qualifications in Architecture and Engineering, Bradley constructed several small scale projects across London. His architectural philosophy is centered around the power that spaces can hold over the inhabitant.
Fiona Williams is a principal heritage consultant with specialisms including industrial heritage and late twentieth century architecture. Following her studies, she completed research and conservation projects for the Victoria & Albert Museum and Design For London. Fiona has worked on buildings designated at the very highest level including several Grade I and Grade II listed properties. This includes the restoration of the Banqueting House (Grade I) and the extension of Kensington Palace Orangery (Grade I).
Eley Williams is an award winning author, poet and Twickenham resident. Her site-specific work has included performances at Tower Bridge with the Thames Festival 2017, at the Edicola Radetzky during Milan Art Week 2018 and for Royal Holloway, University of London’s celebration of Emily Wilding Davison. Her book of short stories Attrib. and other stories was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial and Republic of Consciousness Prizes 2018. With stories anthologised in The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story and appearing on BBC Radio 4, she is a Fellow of Royal Society of Literature and the MacDowell Colony.
Nicholas Tufnell is a writer living and working in London. His poetry has appeared on the BBC and CBC Radio. As a journalist he has written for numerous publications including the BBC, the Guardian, Conde Nast, Bloomberg and DANTEmag.