Approved: 22.11.2016

Laura Hudson

Artist, Curator, Film-maker, Project manager, Teacher

Approved: 22.11.2016

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,

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    Artist Statement

    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            

    EDUCATION

    1991-1992    Central Saint Martins School of Art, London. Film & Video

    1985-1989    Glasgow School of Art. Environmental Art, (BA Hons)                       

    EMPLOYMENT

    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).

    EXHIBITIONS

    Solo Shows

    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

    TEACHING

    2016         Visiting Tutor: Collaborative Practice, Plymouth College of Art

    2012….     Freelance tutor Experimental Drawing

    PUBLICATIONS

    2014    South West Academy: Art, People, Place. Halsgrove Press 2014, 

    CURATION  

    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/