Alison Wilding: Sculptor’s Drawings at The Whitworth

Alison Wilding: Sculptor’s Drawings
The Whitworth
6th June 2024 – 12th January 2025

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Image: Alison Wilding, Flotation Drawing #1, 2019, ink and paper collage on rubber paint on Khadi paper. The Whitworth, The University of Manchester. Photo: Michael Pollard.
Image: Alison Wilding, Flotation Drawing #1, 2019, ink and paper collage on rubber paint on Khadi paper. The Whitworth, The University of Manchester. Photo: Michael Pollard.

Alison Wilding is best known for creating abstract sculptures that embody contrasts and tensions between materials, shapes, and colours. Though she is a sculptor first and foremost, drawing has increasingly occupied an important place in her work. This collection display presents a selection of Wilding’s works on paper, recently bequeathed to the Whitworth by Karsten Schubert.

About Alison Wilding
Alison Wilding (b.1948, Blackburn) studied at Nottingham College of Art from 1967 to 1968, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, Bromley, Kent from 1968 to 1971 and subsequently at the Royal College of Art, London from 1971 to 1973. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1992 and received a Henry Moore Fellowship for The British School at Rome in 1998. The Whitworth has acquired several sculptures by Wilding, previously shown as part of solo-exhibitions in 2013 and 2018.

The Karsten Schubert Bequest
The works in this exhibition have been purchased as part of the Sculptor’s Drawing Fund – a generous bequest to Whitworth by gallerist, collector, author and founder of Ridinghouse Karsten Schubert.

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