Eleanor Ekserdjian

I Know Where I’m Going! 9.37 minutes, Film still, 2020


Light & Line

11 November – 15 December 2021

Private views:
Thursday November 11th 6.30 – 8.30pm
Sunday November 14th 12.00 – 3.00pm
Tuesday December 14th 6.30 – 8.30pm

Open Days:
Wednesdays  12.00 – 6.00pm

Viewing by appointment at other times.

For further information contact Jonathan Ross:
Phone 07747 807576
or jross@gallery286.com

Eleanor Ekserdjian is a multidisciplinary artist, creating installations which combine drawing, film and performance.

Her most recent body of work responds through the act of drawing to the highly distinctive visual language and emotive power of silent film. By projecting the film onto paper and drawing from and over it, her physical and emotional responses are made visible through rapid mark-making. Through gesture and line she traces the visions, fears and terror of the film’s protagonists. These drawings become lyrical landscapes of anxiety, exploring her emotional response to film and exploiting the unique ability of the medium of drawing to act as a spontaneous record of thought.

Drawing here becomes thinking in action. The performative act of drawing and the physical drawing itself seek to reconcile the physicality of gesture with psychological interiority, between what is thought and what is seen.


Eleanor graduated from The University of Edinburgh with an MA Fine Art (Hons) in 2019. She has since worked as a practicing artist and freelance journalist, writing for publications such as The Article and Standpoint magazine on the subject of film.


Exhibitions include:

2021 – The Gallery at Green & Stone, Summer Exhibition
2020 – Hidden Door Arts Festival, Spectral Pathways
2019 – Edinburgh College of Art, Degree Show

Other work in the Light & Line exhibition by Shelly Bancroft