Approved: 16.07.2018

Louise Webb

Artist, Curator, Event organiser, Researcher, Writer

Approved: 16.07.2018

Webb's practice predominantly centers around the suspension of disbelief; the engagement that occurs consciously by the audience and the act of accepting fictional information that is presented temporarily as fact. Through collecting fragmented materials sourced predominantly from appropriated photography, she collages using the interaction between 2D, 3D and time-based languages - using a process related to Chinese Whispers - to challenge the boundaries of these forms. This develops a new narrative created by the viewer's interpretation combined with the information selected by Webb, the initial source of information is now transformed and the idea of truth is altered. Using installation and accompanying interpretive material Webb, creates multiple pathways between viewer and artist instead of creating one direct route to reading the work. Webb works in Public engagement, interested in how audiences participate with art orientated spaces and how shared spaces can utilise to access what public audiences actually want. Webb is interested in exploring these spaces (noting how certain entertainment spaces e.g cinemas can be more effective than civil spaces e.g council controlled environments in audience engagement) through shared documentation and exploring how these spaces can be adapted through public feedback.

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Artist Statement

Webb's practice predominantly centers around the suspension of disbelief; the engagement that occurs consciously by the audience and the act of accepting fictional information that is presented temporarily as fact. Through collecting fragmented materials sourced predominantly from appropriated photography, she collages using the interaction between 2D, 3D and time-based languages - using a process related to Chinese Whispers - to challenge the boundaries of these forms. This develops a new narrative created by the viewer's interpretation combined with the information selected by Webb, the initial source of information is now transformed and the idea of truth is altered. Using installation and accompanying interpretive material Webb, creates multiple pathways between viewer and artist instead of creating one direct route to reading the work. Webb works in Public engagement, interested in how audiences participate with art orientated spaces and how shared spaces can utilise to access what public audiences actually want. Webb is interested in exploring these spaces (noting how certain entertainment spaces e.g cinemas can be more effective than civil spaces e.g council controlled environments in audience engagement) through shared documentation and exploring how these spaces can be adapted through public feedback.

 

CV & Education

 

Born in Carshalton. Currently residing in Dover, Kent.

 

EDUCATION

 

MFA Fine Art - 2020-2021 Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford

Open School East Associate -2018 - Open School East, Margate, Kent

BA (Hons) Fine Art First Class Hons  - September 2014 - July 2017, Norwich University of the Arts

Foundation - UCA Canterbury 2014

Recent Events 

Latest events and projects 

?Antiuniversity 2019: No More Miserable Monday Mornings - 18/06/19 - Co-organised workshop with Katie Fiore - Well Projects, Margate 

Gut Feelings, OSE End of Year Show, 2018  -Open School East 50 Athelstan Road, CT9 2BH Margate, Kenthttps://www.facebook.com/events/314983242427390/?active_tab=about

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The Parliament of Schools - Co-presenting a talk with Anna Colin on Alternative Education, being part of discussions with multiple participants from Alternative institutions -Bauhaus, Dessau 20-24/03/19

?Abstract phone films, storytelling & social media workshop- Pie Factory - Analogue Ensemble commission with Art Council Funding - 28/03/19

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?Strong Currents - OSE associates in collaboration with Marguritte Humeau21/04/18

Open School East at Guest Projects 26/05/18 

Contemporary Exorcism - Whitstable Biennial   08/06/18 

Threads Residency  - Dover Art Local, 12 July 2018

Limbo Residency - Limbo studio, Margate 21st -30th July 2018

Organised Art- Writing  Walk Workshop in Collaboration with Christ Poundwhite for Chalk up 21 - 5th August 2018

Park Bench Project- Kearsney Abbey, 2018

Kearsney Interpreted - Public Programming Artist Residency - 2018

 

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Folkestone Triennial Host - September 2017- November 2017

Quatre House - Creative Foundation

Folkestone

Gallery Assistant at East  – September 2016 - July 2017

East Gallery  -http://www.nua.ac.uk/thegallery/

Norwich

British Art Show Live Guide – June 2016 - September 2016

British Art Show  - https://britishartshow8.com/

Norwich

 

Selected Exhibitions-

 

Contemporary Exorcism- Whitstable Biennial- 2018

Strong Currents - Botany Bay, Kent. April 2018

Reflections on the Landscape: Against the tide - River Garage Studios, Dover, Kent. March 2018. Co-Curator

We: You, Me, (Narrative Whispers) - Firstsite, Colchester, Essex. October to November 2017

Free Range - The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London - July 2017

Marmalade- Cyprus School of Art - May 2017

Norwich University of The Arts Degree Show- June - July 2017

 

Collaborations-

 

  • Open School East Associate - Working alongside 13 other associates to organize and create multiple public events.

  • CHA|rade - Collaboration between artists from Norwich and Camberwell, involving digital communication devices. One of the six.

  • https://www.facebook.com/Charade-225373171152868/

  • Co|OP-  A group of artists that have taken part previously in multiple separate collaborations. From this, I have taken part in multiple large group shows,,, One of 14.

  • Collaboration with Drew Burrett- Have worked on multiple occasions with artist Drew Burrett creating large installations and co-curating shows.