Approved: 15.04.2012

Louise Winter

Artist, Curator, Writer

Approved: 15.04.2012

I'm interested in questioning the fixed identities of objects and materials so they defy usual definitions and expectations, or, as the artist Tom Friedman has said, 'Testing what matter is by allowing it not to be'.

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  • Location: Newcastle, North East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Critical writing, Curating, Project management
  • Categories: Curatorial project, Publication, Film & Video, Installation, Sculpture
 

Biography

I'm interested in questioning the fixed identities of objects and materials so they defy usual definitions and expectations, or, as the artist Tom Friedman has said, 'Testing what matter is by allowing it not to be'.

Central to my practice are ideas of displacement: is the location of material central to its definition so that if it is displaced from its 'real' context can it still be regarded as the same object, where then does it exist, if at all? I am interested in how the re-assembling of such material, or discarded aspects of known objects, can start to question the boundaries of the 'real' by creating a tension between the literal and abstract readings of these objects as signifiers.

My practice is investigative in its nature and form, moving between object, process, event and performance. I don't 'create' objects but work with already existing matter to collapse the distance between art and the mundane, exploring the poetic and often absurd potential of the everyday.

CV & Education

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015: Artist in Residence, ArtERRA, Tondela, Portugal

2015: Dimensions Variable, 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle

2015: Residency and Solo Exhibition, The Shed, Haltwhistle (funded by ACE and NAD)

2014: Metanoia, St.Michael's Church, Heaton Arts Festival, Newcastle

2014: Artist in Residence, Allenheads Contemporary Art, Northumberland

2013: Commission: Site Specific Installation, Gallery 333, Exeter

2012: Per Diem, GreySpace Gallery, Leeds

2010: Ballon Performance, Peckham Rye, London

Group Exhibitions:

2016: Art Meeting Spring, GaleriaZero, Barcelona

2016: Early Warning: MDP Associates, &Model Gallery, Leeds

2015: Charette: Spectacle, Resistance, Material, Newcastle University

2015: #Utopia, Art Licks Festival, Clapham Orangery, London

2015: PLATE, Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Nottingham Trent University

2015: Unusual Space, 3irty 2wo Gallery, Scuthorpe

2015: Toast, The New School House Gallery, York

2014: Bath Night, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle

2014: Eulogy, Vane, Newcastle

2014: Painting and Sculpture Show, Candid Arts, Islington, London

2013: Curated Selection: Axisweb Online Exhibition and Essay, curated by Alice Bradshaw,         Axisweb

2013: Off Quay Gallery Launch, Off Quay Studios, Newcastle

2013: Placeless, Place, The Shed, Contemporary Art Gallery, Haltwhistle

2012: 4th Annual Empty Shop Exhibition, Empty Shop, Durham

2012: Open Exhibition, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick

2012: Open Exhibition, Crocus Gallery, Nottingham

2011: Found (Two Person Exhibition), Moving Gallery, Newcastle

2011: MA Visual Arts Degree Show, Northumbria University, Newcastle

2011: Mixed Media Exhibition, Candid Arts, Islington, London

2011: Moving On, Galleries Inc. Central Square, Newcastle

2010: Creative Cohesion: Open Studio Event, Studio Q, Creative Partnerships, Sunderland

2009: Instant Mash Collective, Empty Shop, Durham

2009: Points of Departure, Unit 1, The Gates, Durham

2008: Salon 08, Vine Place Gallery, London

2008: Summer Show, Camberwell College, University of the Arts, London

2007: Cornered, Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London

2007: Inside/Outside, Mile End Arts Pavillion, London

Curated Projects:

2013: Placeless, Place, The SHED Gallery, Haltwhistle

2012: Hold My Coat, Park View Shopping Centre, Whitley Bay

2012: Jeremy Davies: Solo Exhibition, Gallery North Project Space, Newcastle

2011: Found (Two Person Exhibition), Moving Gallery, Newcastle

2009: Attitudes to Form, Empty Shop, Durham

2009: Points of Departure, Unit 1, The Gates, Durham

Awards:

2014: Beers Award for Contemporary Emerging Art (Shortlisted)

Press:

2015: Exhibition Review, Corridor8

http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-louise-winter-the-shed-haltwhistle-northumberland/

2015: Residency and Solo Exhibition Preview, The Crack http://www.thecrackmagazine.com/view-editorial/2372

2014: Five2Watch in the North East, Spotlight Features, Axisweb http://www.axisweb.org/features/spotlight/five2watch-north-east/

2013: Preview of Placeless, Place, exhibition, The Journal http://www.thejournal.co.uk/culture/establishing-place-best-todays-art-5744549

2013: Interview with international contemporary art magazine Peripheral ARTeries, July Issue http://issuu.com/artpress/docs/peripheral_arteries_art_review_-__j_425b53057d6fc3/66

2013: Interview with curator Alice Bradshaw on the use of rubbish in contemporary art   practice, Artists Talking,  a-n Magazine 

http://www.a-n.co.uk/artists_talking/projects/single/2334120/0/2/desc

2012: Interview with Bhavani Esapathi, Henry Moore Institute, Per Diem     http://www.greyspacegalleries.co.uk/?page_id=23

2009: Artful Lodgers, Points of Departure Review by David Wood, Northern Echo

Artist talks:

2014: Exhibition Tour, Metanoia, Heaton Arts Festival, Newcastle

2014: Artist’s Talk, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Northumberland

2012: Artist's Talk, GreySpace Galleries, Leeds

Educational experience:

Tertiary 2011 - MA Fine Art (Distinction), Northumbria University, Newcastle

2005 - BA Painting (2:1), Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts, London