Meet the Artist

Meet the Artist
Brompton Cemetery Chapel

Zone 6 - Earl's Court

Brompton Cemetery Pavilion, Fulham Rd., London SW10 9UG, UK

@lisebouissiere

When:

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18 June - 30 June
11 am to 5pm

Free

During Art Week, ‘Roller Coaster’ by Lise Bouissiere will be exhibited in the Brompon Cemetery chapel. Inspired by London’s cityscape and the cranes constantly overhanging the city like giant insects, the sculpture is made of reused straws that have been collected in the city’s bars, clubs, coffee shops and tea houses; these plastic pieces of rubbish, which nature cannot digest, are transformed into blooming sculptures.

Added to this architectural inspiration, the composition suggests a wide range of other interpretations. From shape and colour harmonies, to the reuse of material and the evolution that the straw is going through today, as a result of the environmentally-related discussion. In addition, the people who used the straws left their DNA fingerprints behind.

Roller Coaster has been exhibited in the Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show (2021), The Smallest Gallery in Soho (2019), Gerald Moore Gallery (2020), Aora space (2022) and Venice art land (2019).

Brompton Cemetery is one of Britain’s oldest and most distinguished garden cemeteries. It combines historic monuments, trees and wildlife with the stories of the remarkable people buried here. This beautiful landscape is the only Cemetery in the country owned by the Crown and managed by The Royal Parks on behalf of the nation.

205,000 people from all walks of life are buried in Brompton Cemetery, from the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst to military personnel and Chelsea Pensioners, artists, actors and founders of Chelsea Football Club. There are some 35,000 monuments of which 28 are Listed.

You can meet the artist at the installation on 28, 29 and 30 June from 11 to 5pm daily.

Listen to Lise talk to Gary Mansfield on Ministry of Arts Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ministry-of-arts-podcast/id1418975813