Compact Contemporary
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
ONLINE - Instagram @compactcontemporary
Compact Contemporary

Eleanor Louise West (she/they) is an emerging artist and a recent graduate of Camberwell College of Arts. Mainly working in textiles using quilting, embroidery and crochet, the interdisciplinary artist explores their experiences as a queer woman.

West’s solo exhibition ‘Feels Like Home’ at Compact Contemporary imagines the gallery as a miniature safe haven and accessible space for a young disabled queer person. The artist uses the metaphor of the ‘Protect and Survive’ guidance given out to the public by the British government during the Cold War, detailing how citizens could survive nuclear attack in their homes by constructing shelters from furniture.

The exhibition runs from 1st – 22nd April 2021 at Compact Contemporary, and is viewable via Instagram @compactcontemporary – There will be an Instagram Live event with the artist and curator on Wednesday 14th April at 17:30 (UK time).

Compact Contemporary is an art gallery in a repurposed dolls’ house, and is curated by Helen Dryden in her home in Leeds.