Fine Art Research Unit Talk: Caroline Wendling

Events — Public Talk Microsoft Teams
8 December 2021, 14:00

Caroline Wendling’s work explores ideas of place and belonging through layered projects that draw on history and explore local myths, inviting re-imaging of sites. Daily rural walks from home to studio, at Wysing Arts Centre, feed her multidisciplinary practice.

She creates artworks that are fragile and transient in the form of sensory walks/performances and events, blurring notions of audiences and performers. She also makes drawings, prints, objects and, more recently sonic walks. She often works with collaborators, specialists in their fields such as children, chefs, musicians, foresters, perfumers and master printers.

Caroline will be introducing her broad practice and share her sonic walk Hypoteinousa, a Test Space commission by Wysing Arts Centre. She will also discuss her 40 days residency with Nene Park, Peterborough for which she made a series of unique screenprints in collaboration with Kip Gresham at The Print Studio, Cambridge.

Caroline is a French multidisciplinary artist. She has lived in England for over 30 years. In 2016 she received the Commendation for Art in Public Spaces Awards for White Wood from the Saltire Society, Edinburgh. Commissioners include Wysing Arts Centre, 2021 and 2019, Kettle’s Yard, 2019, Whitechapel Gallery, 2019, Deveron Projects, 2014 and 2021. In 2020, she was the recipient of a 40 days residency at Nene Park, Peterborough; she produced a series of prints and a new performance. She is presently working on a community ‘blue-print’ project with BCA (Bedford Creative Arts).

The talk will be preceded by an introduction by Cambridge-based artist Sarah Evans of a Zine project of Creative Activities inspired artist Matthew Darbyshire’s Cambridge public art commission Hercules Meets Galatea. The Zine includes creative activities by Sarah Evans, Caroline Wendling and David Kefford, with assistance from MA Fine Art and MA Printmaking students Ian Philips-McClaren, Sarah Strachan and Ayeshah Zolghadr. Copies are available for distribution.

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