Sept 2019 - Sept 2020
A monthly "book club" that uses an artist studio located in the South West of England as a base room to discuss, critique, share and expand on contemporary themes within art practice, develop new ideas for collaboration, future projects and artist opportunities, and creates a sense of community by building relationships and connecting within a wider network of creatives.
9th AUG - 16th AUG 2019
Travel Prize (Part Two: Old Town, Corfu)
The second trip made in response to the travel prize will be made during Corfu's peak season, August. Corfu is host to one of the most curious old towns that I have ever had the pleasure of walking within. It holds a great feeling of nostalgia as it has been a place for family summer holidays and afternoons of gyros and Mythos. The peach coloured church rests to the right of the main street and the pigeons take refuge in the shade that the green square umbrellas create. Saving them and me from the relentless sun's gaze.
30th APR- 4th MAY 2019
Travel Prize (Part One: Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain)
In September 2018, I was fortunate enough to win a travel prize. Awarded on a written application with examples of my previous/current work, I was selected to follow through on my proposed ideas. Visiting three locations within 2019, Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain, Messina in Sicily and Old Town, Corfu, I intend to follow the footsteps of strangers that were introduced to me through found Hi8 video tapes on eBay. Retracing their 'OUR HOLIDAY' videos that they created, I will be creating work in response to the spaces that I inhabit (both from the past and the present). Taking residence in strangers memories.
The first trip will be made at the end of April, beginning of May this year. Alhambra Palace, home to stunning architecture and history, the space will ensure time to document and reflect on cultural references, light, line and attention to detail.
The Four Ethers
Definition of 'the ether’ ;
The hypothetical medium formerly believed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves. Philosopher Rudolph Steiner believed that there are four types of ether: Sound, Life, Warmth and Light.
(more to come)
Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire
'MAKE YOUR MARK'
To celebrate the art of observation with the ‘New Perspectives’ show Messums Wiltshire are inviting famous artists, celebrities and members of the public to start with a dot and complete their own pencil drawing and return it to the gallery by the 10 November. All works are being sold at £25 each to raise money for the New English Art Club and The Heatherley School of Fine Art and Drawing Projects UK.
British Pavilion, Giardini, Venice Biennale 2018 (Architecture)
Drawing Boundaries: Folding Islands
The installation included works by fifty-two undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, graduates, and staff from across Arts University Bournemouth. It formed part of the wider AUB MArch project at the Biennale, Mutability conceived and led by MArch Course Leader, Ed Frith.
Northlight Studios, Arts University Bournemouth
[MISC.] MA end of year degree show
A group exhibition that celebrates the end of an era. MA students studying Illustration, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Commercial Photography will be preparing space, creating work and curating their final show that will be displayed at the Northlight Studios at Arts University Bournemouth.
Recipe Book Project
A forthcoming group publication run by Simón Granell. Including no more than 100 artists and their personal choice of recipe, the publication will be a limited edition print of works chosen by the selected group and printed in July 2018.
JUN - AUG 2018
The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth
I am the Space that I am
An exhibition organised and curated by Professor of Drawing, Siân Bowen. Exploring the concept of collapsible spaces: places of temporary refuge, camouflage and ritual, the exhibition will collate three explorational workshops that have influenced both the practical outcomes and curatorial element of the show.
Paradise Works, Salford, Manchester
There's No Such Thing As Boredom
An exhibition organised, curated and presented by The Scaffold Gallery, Manchester, hosted by Paradise Works, Salford.
A piece of work produced for the exhibition that responds to the given theme on the discussion of boredom... is there such a thing?
DEC 2017 - FEB 2018
The Observatory, ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire, UK
Artist Residency at The Observatory, ArtSway, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire, UK.
(For more information, visit www.lookinlookout.org/alexandra-wilson - a project by SPUD)