MARY WILSON


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(Currently undertaking a new project)

Future events: TBC.


 
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Most recent event/ ongoing:...



20th - 21st July 2019.  Hitchin
Hitchin Festival - British Schools Museum. 10am - 4pm


Drawn...  'follow the music...'



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5th - 7th July 2019.  LONDON - Kensington
Parallax

Sculptural art-form of ' colour and life...' 

 ...colour, diversity, energy... This large sculptural form is created
as a freestanding piece incorporating an array of combined parts.   



(The work was enjoyed by visitors throughout the show with many positive and lovely comments).  


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March/April 2019 onwards ...  Power in Paint - Luton


 
'Power in Paint'
An innovative artistic collaboration...
 - 'The single largest urban street-art project in Europe':


'Power in Paint' is a project taking place in the heart of Luton, in Bedfordshire - whose aim is to brighten and
rejuvenate the
substantial boundary line of a large area
of development - potentially the site of the town's new
football stadium.


''I wanted to play a part in helping to rejuvenate the area, alongside the many other artists taking part. The positive public response to the work has been phenomenal, and I feel privileged to have been involved.''

The unique and natural aspects of this work attracted expressions of thanks, with much positive comment and attention.
There was particular excitement when a Heron (The subject for the work) was seen just a few hundred metres away on the River Lea.
The piece is a divergence from Mary Wilson's usual work - with a very simple design, and natural representation. It adds further contrast the many different styles of artwork
on display.

Just a few of the many positive comments:

''So delicate...''    ''Gentle...''   ''Beautiful...''   ....




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January 2019
Invitation to submit work for exhibition in Beijing.


A Colourful World...
A large work of sculptural glass demonstrates both contrast and unity.
 

This colourful work demonstrates life's possibilities and potential.


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November 2018  Workhouse Gallery, Dunstable
13th - 23th November (with the ANB)


'find the flow...'

Work shown at the Workhouse Gallery in Dunstable 
until the 23rd November
2018.

This 2D and 3D work reflects on life - ever changing and challenging,
with opportunities and ups and downs...



 
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November 2017 Ampthill
25th November
(Preview - 24th November (eve))


'drawn again'

'Nature redefined...'
Photography and sculptural glass


(Nature continuously creates unique new compositions, combining and harmonising an amazing array of elements...)
Our environment is remarkably resilient and adaptable, but we
know that this phenomenal natural world does have limits.
Working responsibly with nature can open up incredible possibilities,
while still protecting and enhancing the wonderful range of life on our planet. 




 
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May 2017 Flitwick
27th May (pm) and 28th May


'drawn together : the record'

Mixed media with latex


This large work focuses on a vibrant community event that celebrated history, whilst creating a history of its own:
The work commemorates a day of celebration at Wardown, featuring the Straw Boater  (icon of the local straw-hat industry)
- and culminating with a Guinness World Record.

Smaller associated works also feature Wardown.

(''This work is a divergence from Mary's more natural environmental 2D studies, and also in her interpretation and technique - with its use of more detailed and representative style. However, abstraction subtly remains a part of the process -  revealed more fully on closer observation'').

At a 'Live Art' demonstration at the exhibition on the Sunday, Mary Wilson shared her ideas, with visitors, on her work and inspiration.
Introducing her experimental techniques of working directly onto acrylic sheet, the demonstration piece inspired much interest and curiosity.

''I aim to motivate others to look at the beauty and cohesion in our surroundings, and to begin to appreciate and translate these qualities for themselves.

I believe that we are each able to see things in a unique way. We may be used to seeing - as a camera would see in a single photograph. But we are actually able to see much more.

I also feel that our sharing of experiences is inspirational and motivational, and that it is our way forward in understanding, appreciating and protecting our world for the future.''



(NB. Mary Wilson's large work at the exhibition was reported on 'Three Counties Radio').
 




 
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 May 2017   Bedford  (HARPUR SUITE)


12th May - (Friday PREVIEW 7.30 - 10pm)

13th May - Saturday 10am - 5pm

'drawn as one'
Mixed media drawing and sculptural glass


 
Drawing on society's correlation with nature, on our
co-
dependence, and on some of the many parts or contrasts that
create wonderful harmonies.

 



This collection of work focuses on the scale with which we are able to experience and translate our natural world around us.
The scenes are worked to inspire - with their variation in definition and deeper feeling,
while the glasswork can take us to a deeper level with
its more abstract qualities.
They combine to create an integrated whole.








 
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2016 - events


November 2016,   Ampthill

26-27th November (Preview 25th November)

'drawn full circle...'
Mixed media drawing, and sculptural glass

This work continues the theme of 'time and the changing seasons';
a series of works looking at awareness, and the natural world.







 
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October 2016, Harlington (Guest Artist)  
22nd October


Drawing, Mixed media, and Glass

This collection, some of which were previously shown at Stockwood, draw on the relationship between the natural world and our human habitation. It reminds us of our sense of identity and history, of our mutual dependability, of joy, and well being. 




 

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October 2016, Maulden
1st - 2nd October
 
 
Mixed media drawings with latex

For last two years, Mary has expanded her initial experimental work with latex, incorporating it uniquely as an integral part of her 2D work.
The colourful main piece, at this exhibition, is part of a series in which she uses this technique to embody the seasonal sights,
sounds and feelings in all their colour and glory.
Like much of her modern work, it is presented on acrylic.





 
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July 2016, London, Chelsea

PARALLAX 
23nd - 24th July (Preview 22nd July)

'drawn - full circle...'
Mixed media drawing and sculptural glass



In 2015, Mary Wilson was asked if she would consider exhibiting at Parallax, London.
Consequently she exhibited a series of works in July 2016. The series comprised both mixed media drawing and glass sculptural forms.

'drawn - full circle...'

Time and the changing seasons carry momentum, as in a piece of music:

The gentle magic of a Spring woodland...

''I want to inspire others to see what I see, to seek out, and notice nature
- everywhere - to see the beauty in the the detail, to experience it in the
moment, and to encourage a balanced way of life.''

The unique and original work again drew interest, reflection comment and sale, with 
its peaceful, healing and energising qualities, from British and International visitors:

'Very uplifting and revitalising...'

'Delicate, gentle and energising...'


'...I was able to breathe, to see, to hear, perceive the world.'

                     
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May 2016 exhibition, Flitwick


28th - 29th May  

'drawn:- to the wild: from within: together' (part 1)

Mixed media drawing:  The woodland has a power to draw the wanderer in, to experience the wild, a sense of time, and peace.

                     

 
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April 2016 exhibition, Ampthill
 

30th April, 1st and 2nd May. (Preview 29th April)


 
'drawn beyond: coming back to life'

In celebration of M.E. Awareness week 11th - 17th May 2016

Mixed media drawing and glass combines both tranquil and vibrant aspects of a spring garden (including elements that are merely imagined from memory) - in all its renewal - coming back to life.

Together they represent a magical world, where anything is possible.


 
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2015 - events:


November 2015 exhibition 

(14th-15th November)

'drawn to a memory' 

(mixed media drawing and glass)

''A moment lasts all of a second, but the
memory lives on forever.''
(unnamed)

2D mixed media and 3D glasswork explores time
and memory.



 
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September 2015 exhibition:

Stockwood - 'In the cafe' (Tuesday 1st - Monday 28th September)


A collection of 2D drawing and 3D glasswork:

The work plays with definition, imagination and perspective to combine environmental inspiration, and current issues, with sketches made at Stockwood on visits over recent years.



 
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May 2015 exhibition

'mixed-media drawings with latex'

Mary Wilson's most recently exhibited work incorporating Latex drew much interest and enquiry in May 2015, as her combined use of the natural and synthetic, in both 2D and 3D concepts, explored our relationship with nature and life.

Throughout 2015, she has been working on developing 2D mixed-media drawings incorporating Latex:-
Many artists mask areas of work in order to leave them unpainted
- removing the mask later on.
But this work explores the interesting and beautiful effects that can be created by NOT removing parts of the mask, instead incorporating them into the work:-

''It occurred to me that the Latex could become an integral part of
the work, as some areas were beautiful and expressive in themselves. So I began to experiment. As I worked, I discovered that the Latex also
contributed to a feeling of impermanence, or change, that I wanted to achieve.''

''The Latex changes as I work, and may continue to do so long after the work
is complete. It will be interesting to see how this develops.''
''It correlates perfectly with the concepts that I work with - our continually evolving relationships with nature and time.
                                                
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