Friday 13th March 2015 at 1.00pm
Scott Sutherland building Lecture Theatre SB42
Zoë Walker and Neil Bromwich are known internationally for their large-scale sculptural works, participatory events and exhibitions that invite audiences to imagine better worlds. Their ambitious, expansive art works re-ignite Utopian ideologies through the use of protest, pageant, celebration and contemplation, and have, at their core, a collective desire for an alternative way of living.
Walker & Bromwich’s dual practice seeks to explore the space between ‘what exists and what is possible’. Their distinctive, often idiosyncratic approach explores contemporary life’s more perplexing and complex social, ecological, economic and political issues with humour and dexterity, while expressing their shared commitment to social cohesion, absurdist celebrations and the sublime.
Walker & Bromwich often work in response to specific sites and situations engaging audiences in participatory art works that invite them to examine their relationship to the environment they inhabit and reflect on a larger global context. At the core of there practice is the exploration of the role art can play as an active agent in society evolving environments and situations within which people can begin to re-examine the world around them.
Walker & Bromwich have presented work at Tate Britain, London (UK), The Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK), Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Kunstlerhaus, Vienna; Zeppelin Museum, Germany; Olympic Park London (UK), CCA Glasgow (UK), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (UK), National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (UK) and The MCA, Sydney (AU). Their Solo exhibitions include BALTIC, Gateshead (UK); ACCA Melbourne (AU); Turner Contemporary, Margate (UK), John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (UK), Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK); Milton Keynes Gallery, (UK); CCC, Tours (FR).
As part of Generation 2014 Pier Art Centre, Orkney presented a the first extensive survey of Walker and Bromwich’s work, spanning fifteen years of production, GENERATION: Celebrating 25 Years of Contemporary Art In Scotland. The Art Lending Library project is currently Touring the UK.
Their work has been featured by publications such as Frieze, Flash Art, Art Monthly, Art Review, MAP, The Guardian, and has featured on BBC1 Television Arts Programme ‘Imagine’. A monograph of their work Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich is available trough Cornerhouse Books.
see more at http://www.walkerandbromwich.org.uk