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Pallas Citroen & Anna Reading 

Shell Shelter & Raven Ravine

Private View Thursday 19th September 6-9pm

Continues until 4th October

The Bomb Factory Art Foundation present "Shell Shelter and Raven Ravine" an  exhibition of Sculpture and Installation by  Anna Reading , 2018-19 winner of The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, and Pallas Citroen, whose work was recently chosen for The Creekside Open exhibition at the APT Gallery in Deptford.

Both artists are working in some way with the idea of our interconnection with nature.


Reading’s practice addresses the absurd relationship between the organic and the synthetic. Her sculptures appear familiar and puzzling at once, existing between life form & architecture, ancient & futuristic, and decay & regeneration. Reading aims to foreground the illogical, the emotional, and the sensory. For Shell Shelter and Raven Ravine, Reading will present a new printed vinyl floor work produced specifically for the Bomb Factory. The digital collage is comprised of Reading’s own photographic images of the Scottish Isle of Staffa, layering its hexagonal black basalt columns and colonies of white limpets in a disorientating camouflage. The island, for Reading, is at once an ancient sculptural outcrop as well as an ultramodern host for organic growth, and acts as a site of inspiration for the sculptures shown here. Reading’s work for the exhibition is funded by The Elephant Trust.


Citroen's practice concerns the seduction of surfaces in nature and how we try to replicate the sublime or that very instant  when confronted by the imposing, majestic natural word. She plays with ideas of desirability and attraction, often using heavily manufactured materials such as plastics, acrylics, and fluorescents to replicate things found in or from nature. Her use of these types of materials is specific in questioning ideas around taste, as well as the permanence - or otherwise - of the art-object.

The exhibition runs for two weeks from 20th Sept-4th Oct and an additional music and performance event is  planned .

During the evening of 27th September and in partnership with the Emerge Festival, we are excited to host contemporary Music and Performance Art group JIZ ( Hua Hua records) and electronica duo Among|Bright|Lights alongside DJ sets from Mekon, Iz from Jiz, Fat Harry, and Dispraxsick. Also expect a special performance by Harry Smithson with his extraordinary sound suit.


For further information on this event, please contact Pallas Citroen:

E:  T: +44 (0) 7939 049731


Notes to Editors

About The Bomb Factory


The Bomb Factory Art Foundation was founded on the premise that art, artists and creative culture offer significant value in our society. Our mission is to support artists, cultural organisations and educational institutions to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in the viewing and creation of art. The Bomb Factory enables contemporary visual arts practice to thrive through the provision of affordable studio and exhibition space as well as a supportive network of artists where peer collaboration and critique is encouraged. 

Location: The Bomb Factory, Unit 2, 9-15 Elthorne Rd, London N19 4AJ 

+44 (0) 203 211 0034

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