Image 3 E copyEleanor Wemyss graduated from Byam Shaw (Central Saint Martins) in 2010.

Since then her work has been greatly influenced by social history. She uses pen on board to abstract architectural plans and maps from various periods throughout the last two centuries. Her work is becoming concerned with the geometric shapes formed by these urban areas and the idea of control.

In past exhibitions Eleanor has used her work to show the story of the place that the work is shown in. She uses various mediums including a series of cigarette cards produced from collected information London Metropolitan Archives.

As part of her practice she runs participation programs in connecting schools. This is to bring more ideas into the project and engage the local community in how their borough came to be how it is now.

Eleanor has also become involved in curating, something that is key in her work.

She retains control of the viewer by hanging her drawings at obscure angles forcing the viewer to study the work as she would have the map. This has become another aspect of her work with her previously collaborating with Assembly Projects over their 2010 show Re-Read.

This year-long project brought together a series of MA graduates to work in response to an underground warehouse in Trinity Buoy Wharf. She is now curating for the South East London arts and music festival ‘The Big Noise’.