Gossamer Days - Spiders, Humans and Their Threads, with Eleanor Morgan

What happens when one making animal meets another? Gossamer Days explores the strange web of spider-human relationships.

DETAILS

Dec 5th 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Last Tuesday Society

11 Mare Street London E8 4RP

DESCRIPTION

Artist and writer Eleanor Morgan has spent a decade working with spiders and their silk. Her explorations have led her in search of one of the world's largest web weaving spiders, from the rooftops of Oxford University to a garage in Sussex. Her weaving and drawing with spider silk drew her to research the lost history of Europe's attempt to create a spider silk weaving industry. Here, she details her findings from a life unusually spent.

Eleanor Morgan is an artist living in London. Eleanor uses printmaking, sculpture, video and drawing to explore materials and processes of making. This has included serenading a spider, making a diamond from the dead creatures of the River Thames and embracing a giant green sea anemone.