Laura Hudson is an artist, writer and curator with a background in experimental film, information technology and sustainable agriculture. A cross disciplinary artist; her early work took the form of public interventions, site specific works and expanded cinema with a distinctly queer feminist agenda. More recently her practice focuses on hidden thresholds and our changing relationship to knowledge, time and certainty. She is based in South East London.
CV & Education
Born: 1966, Northumberland, UK Lives: London
1991-1992 Central Saint Martins School of Art, London. Film & Video
1985-1989 Glasgow School of Art. Environmental Art, (BA Hons)
Director Fluxit multi-media, France (2006-2012), Project Manager Arts Online Arts Council England (2001-2003), Development Manager Cinenova Feminist Film Distribution London (1997-2000), Cinema Organiser London Filmmakers Co-op (1992-1996), Film&Media Women in Profile Glasgow (1989-90).
Laura Hudson Passing Through, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, England June 2014
Laura Hudson: Transient Landscapes, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, Devon Jan 2013
Selected Group Shows
Participated in group shows at: Royal West Academy, Bristol. noformat Gallery Deptford. Bankside Gallery, London. Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes, London. Royal Academy Summer Show. Thames-Side Gallery, London. Fringe Arts, Bath. Mall Galleries, London. The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton. Gloss Gallery, Exeter. Red Earth Gallery, Tiverton. The Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford. PZ Gallery, Penzance.
PUBLIC ART & PARTICIPATORY PROJECTS
2015 Journey drawing public event, Plymouth Art Weekender.
2013 Collaborative public journey drawing 360 Trust, North Devon.
1990 Haunted House Project, The Woman House Castlemilk Glasgow.
1989 Costumes Workshop, Glasgow Children's’ Opera.
1986 Quoy Dyke land-art project Rousay Orkney: film documentation and assistant to Rachel Harris, artist and project activator.
AWARDS and RESIDENCIES
2017 Artist Residency, Joya + Ecology, Spain
2015 Print Fellow, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth
2015 Materials & Methods, Bursary FAB Lab, Plymouth
2012 Academician South West Academy of Art and Craft, Exeter.
1991 Prince’s Trust travel scholarship - Eastern European Avant-garde Cinema
2016 Visiting Tutor: Collaborative Practice, Plymouth College of Art
2012…. Freelance tutor Experimental Drawing
2014 South West Academy: Art, People, Place. Halsgrove Press 2014,
Freelance curator and programming adviser for art galleries, film festivals and organisations including: Reuters, Plough Arts Centre, Channel Four, LUX Cinema, Cinematrix, University of Humberside, Arsenal Kino, Berlin, Exploding Cinema London, Street Level Gallery, Glasgow University, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow Film Theatre.
Director of festivals: Handbags & Hardware ICA, London (2000), Viva 8 Super 8 Film Festival London Toynbee Hall (1994 /1996), Women on the Verge of ...Technology London (1994), Super 8 is Dead… London (1993), Hertake International Women’s Film Festival Glasgow (1990), Photoworks Site-Specific Exhibition; Glasgow (1990). For more details see http://www.laurahudson.co.uk/curation/