Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Control Magazine Launch at Kate MacGarry Gallery

Control Magazine Issue Nineteen Launch

Tuesday 9 September, 6.30-8.30pm
at Kate MacGarry, 27 Old Nichol Street, London, E2 7HR

Kate MacGarry will be hosting the launch of the Nineteenth Issue of Control Magazine. Issue 19 brings together current, socially-engaged art practices. There will be an introduction to the new issue by the editor. Contributors include Ricardo Basbaum, Luke Cohen, Andrea Francke, Christian Nyampeta, Rosalie Schweiker, Emma Smith, Ross Taylor & Madalina Zaharia, Eva Weinmayr, Stephen Willats and Laura Wilson.

For more information please visit the Control website: www.controlmagazine.org

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Some Photos from Black Top

Here are some images from Black Top at the Whitstable Biennale 2014, more images and an excerpt of the film to follow soon.

Photos: Jonathan Bassett

Friday, 13 June 2014

Whitstable Biennale 2014: Last Weekend

​Laura Wilson, Black Top, 2014, commissioned by the Whitstable Biennale 2014.
Photo: Bernard G Mills

This is the last weekend of the Whitstable Biennale 2014 where I am presenting a new work entitled Black Top viewable Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm. Please click here for more information on the work http://bit.ly/1n8OAU9

On Saturday at 2pm at I will be giving a talk about the work, meeting point: Dead Man's Corner, more info here: http://bit.ly/1hPWC6X

There have been some great mentions of the work in the press, in The Telegraph by Louisa Buck and in frieze by Ellen De Wachter.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Laura Wilson: Black Top at Whitstable Biennale 2014

I will be presenting a new work entitled Black Top at the Whitstable Biennale 2014.
The opening is this Saturday 31 May - there is a bus leaving from London. Click here for details. 
If you can't make the opening weekend the festival is running until the 15 June.

Below is further information about my work on the Whitstable Biennale website:

Whitstable Harbour
Dead Man's Corner
31 May-15 June
Thursday-Sunday, 12-6pm

Laura Wilson makes sculpture, installations, drawings, video and performances. Process plays an important part in her work, as both a way of creating the work and and woven into the final works themselves. Often working with unglamorous materials such as bricks, tarmac or light bulbs, Wilson’s work appears subtle and understated. However, in the process of building and dismantling she is able to reveal the true nature of these bare materials.

Wilson’s research project Black Top centres around the industrial factory of Brett’s Aggregates which has been a feature of Whitstable Harbour since the 1930s. Since October 2013 Wilson has been visiting Whitstable investigating the manufacturing process of aggregates: from the importation of raw materials by sea via the Pluto, to the operation of the factory by its employees, through to the application of the product in roads and car parks. Wilson’s research will be presented as a film accompanied by a sculptural work.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Whitstable biennale 2014 artists announced

Whitstable Biennale 2014 artists announced

The 7th Whitstable Biennale 31 May to 15 June 2014

Rosa Ainley • The ARKA Group • Bronwen Buckeridge • Martin John Callanan • Collaborative Research Group • Louisa Fairclough • S Mark Gubb • Neil Henderson • Susannah Hewlett • Max Leonard Hitchings • Ben Judd • Fiona James • Una Knox • Hannah Lees • Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski • Rachel Lichtenstein • Force Majeure • Louisa Martin • Jeremy Millar • Katrina Palmer • Colin Priest • Abigail Reed • Kieren Reed • Rachel Reupke • Margaret Salmon • John Walter • Laura Wilson • Richard Wilson and Zatorski + Zatorski

Screening programme by Mark Aerial Waller

Whitstable Biennale is supported by:

Arts Council England • Canterbury City Council • Kent County Council • University of Kent • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation