About

Will is an artist working primarily with photography and moving image. His artistic practice concerns topics such as memory, duration, history of place, architecture, psychology and politics. The relationship of the past – and its monuments – to the present and future features strongly in his practice. His experience working in conservation architecture, working on Grade 1 listed buildings around the country, which informs his artistic practice in terms of history, materiality, place and of personal meaning encapsulated within the physical.

His current projects revolve around political activism and protest with issues related to the proposed Garden Bridge in central London. This has seen him work with mainstream media, politicians and a wide array of other individuals to uncover and articulate issues relating to democratic process as well as environmental and heritage damage.

 

Selected exhibitions
The India Club: Utopia, London, 2016
FATHOM, Four Corners, London, 2014-15
A Folly For London, London, 2015
The India Club, London, 2015
Bridges, Fold Gallery & Curio Cabal, London, 2012
MAP11, London, 2011
A Place In Time (solo), Brightlingsea, 2011
MAP Interim Exhibition, London, 2011
Circuit Wisely, London, 2010
Artside, Southend-on-Sea, 2010

 

Publications
A Folly For London featured in newspapers and magazines across Europe, including The Guardian, Independent, De Architect NL, DeZeen, Apollo & La Repubblica, 2015-2016
– Editor & curator, Extending ley lines, 2014
Tumbling blocks written about by Brian Dillon & Louise Clements in Source magazine, 2012
– Photography for All That Is Common, 2011
– Photographic series in Lund Humphries monograph on artist John McLean, 2010
– Writing for various print and online magazines including: Architects’ Journal, Apollo, Building Design, Hotshoe,The Ecologist, The New Metropolitan and more

 

Related
– Member of Specular Assembly collective
– Participant on LSE Theatrum Mundi’s Can we design the conditions for culture round-table series, 2016
Extending ley lines nominated for MACK First Book Award, 2015
– FATHOM production residency, Four Corners, London, 2014
– Participant, Jumpers (what must I do to be saved) by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, 2013
– Core participant, These associations by Tino Sehgal, Tate Modern, 2012

 

Talks & teaching
– Tutorials & visiting lecturer, University of East London, 2017
– Visiting workshop leader, London College of Communication, UAL, 2017
Workshop leader, How to be an activist, JW3, 2016
– Artist Talk, Utopia2016, Somerset House, 2016
– Artist Talk, Politics in Art symposium, London College of Communication, UAL, 2016
– Artist talk & tutor, University of Bournemouth, 2016
– Artist talk, Multistory, Canterbury School of Architecture, 2015
– Artist talk, University of Bedford, 2015
– Q&A as featured artist, LUX Moving Image Salon, London, 2014
– Artist talk, FATHOM Symposium, London, 2014
– Artist talk & tutor, Kingston University, 2011

 

Education
– MRes Architecture Reading the Neo-liberal City, University of East London, 2016-18
– Ma Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, 2010-11
– Ba Architecture, University of Greenwich, 1999-2002