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Stephen Felmingham - The Violet Club

Plymouth College of Art
Tavistock Place

Tel: 01752 203434

Stephen Felmingham - The Violet Club

Stephen Felmingham presents a new body of work made in response to the Cold War bunkers of the royal observer Corps that still exist, abandoned, across the UK. Using the possibilities of drawing as a 'sensitive detector', he sets out to investigate the trauma of the generation that lived through this most dangerous time in man's history.

The bunkers have been an enigmatic presence in the landscape for Stephen since childhood and now, as an artist, they have provided him with objects and contexts as conceptual ‘laboratories’ for experiments into the subtle field of perceptions that form his work. The work in The Violet Club continues Stephen’s exploration of the abilities of drawing to hold cultural memory and anxieties.

By drawing the bunkers and their objects from his peripheral vision he brings forth the haunting and uncanny forms that populate the edges of his vision while in the bunkers.

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