Elouise is an artist as well as a skilled carpenter and metal worker.
Elouise is an artist as well as a skilled carpenter and metal worker. This means she is able both to originate imaginative concepts and realise them practically. She’s also interested in disrupting the perceived binary between the theoretical and the practical – between an idea and the realisation of it, between art and craft.
She makes work then, that aims to be experiential, transportive and interactive – work that’s being made, unmade and remade at all times. Her practice is diverse, creating furniture pieces, installations, sculpture, automaton and puppetry.
Elouise studied at Chelsea School of Art and Design focusing primarily on Performance Art. The idea of ‘performance’ is one that she’s gone on to interrogate professionally and in her personal practice. Specialising in set building, Elouise has worked at a diverse range of theatres and venues, from tiny tents at Latitude Festival to The Royal Opera House, from Yorkshire Sculpture Park to the Natural History Museum, and from under kitchen sinks in Margate to the Young Vic Theatre.