Bespoke artist commissions

Archive

Laura creates work internationally and exhibits regularly. Please click on the headings below to see details of selected past exhibitions, commissions, awards, press, and events. Laura also undertakes commissions for private collectors which are not detailed.

Selected Exhibitions

2016

Along the Lines of Happiness
Laura Ellen Bacon & Sebastian Cox collaborating for AHEC
Milan Design Week
Interni Open Borders
11-23 April
Porticato Richini, University of Milan, Italy
alongthelinesofhappiness.info

2016

Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers
Morris Museum, March 19 – June 26, 2016 Morristown, New Jersey USA

2015

The Invisible Store of Happiness, St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell
A collaboration between Sebastian Cox and Laura Ellen Bacon, alongside the American Hardwood Export Council, for Clerkenwell Design Week, London

2015

Installation on the facade of The Holburne Museum, Bath

2014

Out of Sight: Drawing in the Lives of Makers, Contemporary Applied Arts, London

2014

Inundation, Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales

2014

Space Craft, Platform Gallery, Habitat, London

2014

Contemporary Sculpture & Mompesson House, Mompesson House, Salisbury

2013

Make the Most, Barrington Court, Somerset

2013

‘Collect’, Saatchi Gallery, London

2012

‘In the Thick of it: A Woven Space’, The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre

2012

‘Exposed – A Sculptural Installation’, Blackwell, Cumbria

2012

‘The Nature of Things’, The New Arts Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire

2011

‘Material Worlds’ A Sotheby’s exhibition, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire

2011

‘Basketry: Making Human Nature’, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich

2010

Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010, Jerwood Space, London

2010

‘Into the Weave’, Derby Museum and Art Gallery. Solo show

2009

‘Woven Space’, installation at Chatsworth.

2009

Origin 2009, installation commissioned by the Crafts Council

2008

‘The Secret Garden’, The Solomon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2007

‘Fragmented and Full’, 78 Derngate, Northampton Solo show

2006

‘In Residence’ The Yard Gallery, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham Solo show

2005

‘Nesting Vessels’, Hove Museum and Art Gallery. Solo show

2004

‘Secret Garden’, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield

2003

‘Out There’, Crafts Council, London

2002

‘Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail’, Hebden Bridge

2001

‘New Designers, London

Selected Commissions

2012

‘Waste Not, Want It’, Bloomberg, London

2011

Chatsworth Garden, Derbyshire

2009

Origin 2009, commissioned sculptures for pavilion, Somerset House, London

2008

Commemorative gift to Toyota City, Japan, by Derbyshire County Council

2008

Cotswold Water Park

2007

Hampton Court Flower Show, for Chris Beardshaw’s award winning garden

2007

Internal commission for BBC Birmingham

2006

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

2006

Charnwood Museum as part of Museumaker Programme

2005

Paul Smith flagship store, Nottingham

2004

St. George’s Hospital, London

Awards

2010

Selected as a ‘Jerwood Contemporary Maker’, by Jerwood Foundation

2007

Pinolere 2007 Contemporary Basketry Competion, Spain

2005

Nottingham Open Exhibition

2004

Crafts Council Development Award

2003

Quenington Sculpture Trust Bursary

Selected Press

2014

CASA VOGUE (Brazil) February 2014

2012

Country Life Magazine, 4-page feature

2011

Wall Street Journal

2011

Crafts Magazine, 6-page feature

2010

Design Week

2009

Financial Times, ‘How to Spend it’ magazine

2008

BBC Radio 4, Open Country

2007

BBC1, Countryfile

2006

Image of work and portrait used in city poster campaign, Derby

2004

Observer Magazine

2001

Italian Elle Decoration

Selected Events, Education Projects and Residencies

2014

Workshop at Ruthin Craft Centre

2014

Harrow School, Artist in Residence

2013

Winchester College, Artist in Residence

2013

‘Spaces of Our Own’, Roche Court Educational Trust, October 2013

2011

Compton Verney, residency

2010

‘Friday Late’, V&A, South Kensington, London

2006

‘Finding Spaces’ Craftspace, Birmingham