Akerman and Buckler drew attention to the architectural features of the site, and the Soapwork’s changing status as a building site, by creating large-scale geometric chalk line drawings which responded to these features.

Frea Buckler studied Fine Art at Central St Martins and MA Multidisciplinary Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She has presented two solo shows in London with Smithson Gallery and Jealous, has participated in group shows internationally with galleries including the Royal Academy London and Davidson Gallery, New York. She has been commissioned for projects by organisations including Facebook, Ginkgo Projects and Denver Art Museum. Her work is held in collections at the University of Warwick, Trinity College Dublin and The National Archives of Ireland. Frea currently lives and works in Bristol.


Jessica Akerman explores histories and place through objects, sculpture and installation. Cultural artefacts - such as folk songs, Excel spreadsheets or military symbols - are a starting point to visualise modes of communication and social structures. Her work is often site responsive, and characterised by vibrant colours and an exploration of materials.



Photos by Benjamin Jones