In Conversation: Jane and Louise Wilson

6 – 7.30pm

Farrell Centre

A special in-conversation event with Turner Prize-nominated artists Jane and Louise Wilson in the context of Farrell Centre's current exhibition.

Born in Newcastle 1967, Jane and Louise Wilson, RA, are identical twin sisters who have been working as an artist duo in collaboration for over three decades. Since 1990, they have gained a national and international reputation as artists working with photography, sculpture and moving image, installation in an expanded form of cinema and lens-based media. Through carefully choreographed film installations, sound works and photography they have explored some of Europe’s least accessible sites, including a former Stasi Prison in former East Berlin, the British Houses of Parliament and the Star City complex in Moscow, a key site of the Russian Space Program.

In 1996 they were awarded a DAAD artists scholarship in Berlin. In 1999 they were nominated for the Turner Prize for their multi-screen installation GAMMA. Recent exhibitions include The In Focus Gallery J.Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Divided We Stand, Busan Biennial, Korea (2018); Stasi City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2018-19); The Toxic Camera, Maureen Paley, London (2022); Dreamtime TM, UCi University Gallery Irvine, California, (2023). Alongside their artistic practice, the Wilsons are joint Professors of Fine Art at Newcastle University.

In this discussion, hosted by Farrell Centre Director, Owen Hopkins, the artists will reflect on the notion of presence in architecture and its relationships with history, memory, media and material. The event sits within the context of the Farrell Centre’s current exhibition The Architect Has Left The Building which explores the interconnected relationship between architecture and its occupants.


The Sir Terry Farrell Building Eldon Place Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RD

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13 December 2023


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  • Wed 6 – 7.30pm
  • Level access
  • Lifts to all areas
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
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