University Campus Suffolk
SOLO is an initiative which offers a solo exhibition to an established or emerging artist. This year from an open application of over 90 artists drawn from across the UK we are delighted to have selected Andy Webster. David Baldry, Head of Fine Art at UCS says, “SOLO, now in its third year, has become one of the high points in the gallery year at UCS. This new exhibition by Andy Webster which follows the work recently shown by Langlands & Bell, provides another memorable moment in the increasingly innovative programme of exhibitions at the Waterfront Gallery”.
Andy Webster’s Dawn Chorus continues the gallery’s dynamic programme to provide local audiences and visitors to Ipswich with the opportunity to view a diverse programme of contemporary art. His recent work has been described as emerging from practices and discourses associated with environmental issues and ecological art. Dawn Chorus’s interaction with the environment is instrumental in the unfolding of the work and is characteristic of his work. The unpredictable interaction morphs the work from a reflective, silent installation into a vibrating, musical performance creating a unique experience for both the audience and the gallery.
Andy Webster has shown nationally and internationally, and recently has participated in shows including ‘Emergencia’ at Emoção Art:ficial, Itau Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil; ‘Living Architectures Lab’ at Demarcació de Girona del COAC, Girona, Spain, and ‘Maverick Machines’ at Matthews Gallery, University of Edinburgh, UK. Recent projects include Crazy Tourist a response to participating in a Cape Farewell expedition to the source of the Dollis Brook. Since February 2008, he has led the project Social Cycles, which provides 41 bicycles for students and staff to use for free for the duration of their studies and employment at University College Falmouth and University of Exeter. Andy is currently a researcher for RANE (Research in Art, Nature & Environment) at University College Falmouth.
Our thanks to Graham Lambert and KHL Architects for their enthusiasm in supporting this exhibition; to all the artists who submitted a proposal for SOLO 2012 and to the members of the selection panel who so willingly gave their time.
Arts Curator, Waterfront Gallery University Campus Suffolk