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Fukushima Narratives

The narrative behind this exhibition spans 40 years and began on a trip to Hayle Mill in Kent, when Eleanor witnessed cotton and linen rags being shredded and pulped into beautiful rag paper.  This started a paper-textile journey which eventually led her to Fukushima, North East Japan.

Fukushima experienced a devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011. The shadow of this disaster halted paper production and now the added restrictions of the pandemic have consigned the 1000 year old paper making traditions of Fukushima farmers to a curiosity. Eleanor’s paper pieces and paper sculptures tell hidden or incomplete stories of fragility and strength within the fragments of paper from which they are formed.

Eleanor’s work is shown alongside the textile treasures of her weaving teacher, Harue Yoshida, and archive photographs and handmade paper of Koichi Anzai, 6th generation papermaker of Kamikawasaki, Fukushima. Yoshida Sensei introduced Eleanor to artisans and craftspeople of Fukushima and together they visited the papermakers of Kamikawasaki.  This photographic archive and textile collection offer a rare and unique glimpse into traditional material culture under threat and represent textile and paper processes which inform Eleanor’s research and practice. 

Coming soon

Nov Havering Young Artist

Dec The Thing About Artists Lisa Brennan and Majida Burch

Dec Staff Photography Competition

Past Exhibitions


Oct Black History Month: Participating artists; Jade Montserrat; Tanaka Mazivanhanga; Antonietta Torsiello; Tapiwa Mugabe; Fungai Marima; Amma Ofosu; Nzinga project, Students of FBA

Sep Art of the Pandemic- A-Level Art Exhibition

Jun      Hazel Albarn, NOW and THEN two thousand and twenty one – nineteen fifty eight.

Jan-May    Exhibition of Childhood


Jan       ‘Dagenham, A Moment in Time’, Josh Law and Catrin Bailey 

Mar     ‘Motive/Motif’, commemorating the Suffragettes, touring exhibition from the LCF

Sep      Contained, Art During a confinement of Pandemic, Viewable online

Oct      Havering Young Artist 2020 

Nov     Ralph Overill

Dec      Staff Photography Competition


Jan       ‘Queering the Art Classroom’ 

Mar     ‘MARCH’, Celebrating Women’s history month

Apr      GCSE Exam Show

May     ‘Going Places’ A-Level Exhibition

Sep      Grand Opening of the new Appleby Gallery

Sep      SACRE, Havering Primary School Exhibition, exploring religious beliefs. 

Oct      Havering Young Artist2019

Nov     Anne Frank Trust

Nov     ‘Movement and Connection’, Isabella Pavitt, Artist Residency and exhibition 

Dec      Staff Photography Competition


Jan       ‘Access Arts Village’ Touring Exhibition from Access Arts.

Feb      ‘One day this glass will break’, Cornelia Parker; Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition.

Mar     ‘Behind Every Great Woman’; Celebrating Women’s history month. 

Apr      ‘The Nature of Light’, outreach exhibition at the Mercury shopping Centre 

Apr      Screen Printing Workshop with Jenny Bell; Big Draw at the Mercury shopping Centre.

May     GCSE Exam Show

Jun       ‘Nothing is Off Limits’ A-Level Exhibition

Jul        ‘Vestige’, Havering College Exhibition 

Oct      Havering Young Artist 2018

Nov     ‘LEST WE FORGET’, Remembrance Exhibition.

Dec      Staff Photography Competition


Jan-      ‘Journey’s through the in-between’, Ralph Overill

Feb-     ‘Drawing with Scissors’, Matisse; Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition

Apr      ‘Herstory’,Alice Wroe

May     GCSE Exam Show

June     ‘Milieu’, A-level Exhibition

July      Hall Mead; GCSE exhibition 

Sep      Havering Young Artist 2017

Oct     ‘My Sea, Past, present, future’, Mark Bradford

Nov     ‘Autobiographical series and 11 drypoints’. Louise Bourgeios; Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition.

Dec      Staff Photography Competition


Jan-      Eduardo Paolozzi; General Dynamic: F.U.N Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition

Feb-     ‘Young Curators’, Year 9 photography exhibition

Mar-    ‘More than a Woman’, Female Print Exhibition

Apr-     ‘My Beautiful Self’, Sophie Walsh

May-    GCSE Exam Show

Jun-     ‘Truth’, A-Level Exhibition 

Jul-      ‘Trace’, Jake Sanderson and Emma Savage 

Sep-     Havering Young Artist 2016

Oct-    ‘Music Seen’, Frank Briffa

Nov-    ‘Private Empire: New Territory’, Paul Wye 

Dec-   Staff Photography Competition


May-   Bow Down, A-Level Exhibition  

Sep-     Past and Present, Student Exhibition

Oct-    Artist Educators Exhibition

Nov-    ‘Of Portals and Parallel worlds’, Netti Edwards

Dec-    Anne Frank Trust

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