Stuart Whipps’ most recent body of work, 'New Wooabbeleri' was nominated for this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography prize. The work was the result of a residency at the Focal Point gallery in Southend-on-Sea and was a response to the Thames gateway regeneration zone. The exhibition and resulting publication questioned the process of regeneration and the use and veracity of its related documentation through a combination of re-worked planners’ drawings, original photographs and appropriated pages of Thames Gateway publications.
|Longbridge. South engineering, 0617 by Stuart Whipps|
Stuart is concerned with an examination of the issues associated with shared bodies of knowledge, most recently with those found in archives. Often he remakes or visually reconfigures materials to display alongside original photographs from thematically related sites, and in so doing questions the nature of documentation.
In 2006 he was the recipient of the Observer Hodge award for his photographic documentation of the redundant British Leyland/MG factory at Longbridge, Birmingham. This body of work developed into ‘Ming Jue’ a solo exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall in 2008 and an 84-page publication.
In 2009 he was selected for the seminal group exhibition, East International, selected by Art and Language. The exhibited work revisited his photographic study of the British Leyland factory and presented archival material alongside a tongue in cheek textual analysis of Margaret Thatcher’s speeches, interviews and statements from 1979. He was the joint recipient of the East International Award.
For his talk at Troika Editions, Stuart will introduce his key works and show work in progress which he will offer up for discussion.
This is a child/baby friendly event organised in conjunction with artist Martina Mullaney, founder of Enemies of Good Art.
Details: Thursday 14th April 2011
12.30 - 1.30pm
The Front Room
96 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3EA
Tickets cost just £5 and can be purchased here. (Please select the number of tickets you require and then scroll down to click the buy button.)