Simon WoolhamArtist, Maker, Curator, Researcher, Gallery educator
My work is concerned primarily with occupied spaces and the narratives that unfold in them. My drawings of school playing fields, junked underpasses and the like often contain text with the tone of dialogue. Through these glimpses of speech the dilapidated environments come to life in a skint version of enchantment: a tree stump or a broken fence are filled with the meanings of the events that go on around and about them. In my attempts to unearth this unpredictable and fragile process of memory, I use biro drawings, paper interventions, animation, video and text. More recently I have made a series of interventions, films and animations and text that focus on recurring motives that often feature in the work, ditches, unofficial dumps and breached security fences.
|Location||Manchester, North West|
|Activities||Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Participatory projects, Curating|
|Artforms / type of project||Animation, Book Works, Drawing, Film & Video, Text|
|Tags||drawing, PhD researcher, gallerist, books, animation, text, film, music, PAPER|
News & Events
Unstable Ground at PAPER, curated by Simon Woolham Annabel Dover - Laura Oldfield Ford - Reece Jones - David Miles George Shaw - Stephen Walter - Lisa Wilkens - Simon Woolham
PAPER Industry Commissions
PAPER at Barnaby Art Festival 2014 16/06/2014 – 29/06/2014 Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Macclesfield. SK11 6AJ PAPER Gallery transform an empty unit within the Grosvenor Shopping Centre.
Spirit of Theatre
An online project with MMU www.spiritoftheatre.org
Soft Estate - Spacex, Exeter
'Soft Estate' has now toured to Spacex, Exeter http://spacex.org.uk/exhibitions/soft-estate-8-march-3-may-2014/