FUSE - CHELSEA BARRACKS
Women In Art - Spring 2023
"Visitors entering Chelsea Barracks from the Pimlico Road entrance were welcomed by Anna Gillespie’s Fuse, within the water feature of Whistler Square. This installation is composed of sections of body casts taken from fellow sculptors, friends and family, celebrating the female body and all its variations.
Gillespie is a contemporary British figurative sculptor, part of the Royal Society of Sculptors. She explores personal and political themes through the sculptural human form, using an intuitive rather than conceptual approach and describes her latest work as biomorphic, arising through her fascination with life-casting, looking at the experience of embodiment and how humans are influenced by their surroundings.
She challenges concepts of perfection, in the digital age of airbrushed images she draws attention to unusual beauty, vulnerability and strength of the reality of our working bodies".
Curated by Marshall Murray the public art walk and free outdoor exhibition showcased works by world-class female artists. The Sculpture Trail welcomed the public to explore art amongst the architecture and public grounds, embracing the heritage, creativity and community of Chelsea Barracks.