John Walter’s talk addresses his artistic practice, paying special attention to his current project Patterns in Time for which he is artist in residence at Kavli Institute of Nanosciences in Delft, The Netherlands.

He will talk about what he has learned from science and evolution about composition, and the relationship between creativity and thinking of oneself as a complex machine. John Walter is a visual artist working across a diverse range of media including painting, moving image, installation, Virtual Reality and curating. His work is characterised by a disarming use of colour, humour and hospitality. He was awarded the 2016 Hayward Curatorial Open for Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness.

Recent exhibitions include: Lockdown Tarot (Plymouth Art Weekender, 2020); Queer Algorithms (Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, 2020); Co-Factors (Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen, 2020); Brexit Gothic (DKUK, 2019); Crep Suzette – A Shoe Show (with Bert McLean, LUVA, 2019); The Fourth Wall (Look Again Festival Aberdeen, 2019); Booze Guitar (Mattʼs Gallery, 2018); CAPSID (CGP and HOME,2018); Somewhere in Between (Wellcome Collection, 2018); Coming Out: Sexuality Gender and Identity (Walker Art Gallery,2017). Wellcome and Arts Council England have supported his work. The Arts Council Collection and The Walker Art Galleryin Liverpool have collected his work.

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25 Nov 2020, 2:00 pm