artist in residence | 2011

Madeleine Waller

We are pleased to present our third Artist in Residence, acclaimed photograher Madeleine Waller. Madeleine was shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010; her work Wet and Dry, Laura is one of 60 portraits chosen from over 6,000 entries.Her Portraits of Poets were selected for the National Portrait Gallery's Photographic Portrait Exhibition in 2006 and more recently as part of its Faces of Poetry special display in 2009; her exhibition at the London Fields Lido  has also attracted much critical praise. For her residency at Swedenborg House, Madeleine has taken photographic portraits of members and associates of the Society. These portraits will be on display as part of her residency exhibition in October 2011.

Exhibition Opening & Book Launch | Saturday 22 October | 6-9 pm

Madeleine Waller completes her residency on Saturday 22 October 2011, with the publication of her artist residency book and with the opening of her exhibition throuhgout Swedenborg House, held in conjunction with the Bloomsbury Festival 2011.

Madeleine's photographic portraits will be placed around the building and also digitally projected in Swedenborg Hall; the Society will also launch Madeleine Waller: Portraits a limited edition print of work completed by Madeleine during her year-long residency at Swedenborg House. The publication also features an Introduction and Q & A with the artist by writer and Guardian journalist Sean O'Hagan.

Refreshments will also be served. Admission is free and open to all, but it would be great to confirm numbers, so please RSVP to

Music will be provided by 'sublime master of the lute', Jozef Van Wissem, from 7 - 8 pm in Swedenborg Hall. Capacity for the performance is limited, so please book your places via the Bloomsbury Festival website.