Andrea Wilkinson

Country: Wales

Title:  Calon Lân (The Marion House Deaf Choir)

Medium: Ink Jet Print

Size: 8.5" x 11"

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Wilkinson was born in West Yorkshire, England. She received her M.A. from the Royal College of Art, London and her B.A. from St. Martins School of Art, London. Currently living in Gwynedd, she exhibits regularly around Britain. Her work, Calon Lân, from the series, The Shape of Music, involves Welsh Male Voice Choirs, computers, and landscape photography. Recordings of the seven choirs were processed through a computer program that generated a visual graph of each song, demonstrating frequency levels, amplitude, and time-scale. The 'soundscapes' were printed and rounded off. Then many photographs of the local landscape were digitally manipulated and collaged onto the forms. Looking at each piece, the length represents time, the height - volume, and the different landscape elements frequency levels of the music. The nature of each piece reflects not just the science involved, but the emotional content of the song and something of the character of the area that the choir represents.

Her selected exhibitions include: The Shape of Music, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales and Blaenau Ffestiniog Library, Wales, 1999; The City, Guido Carbone, Turin, Italy, 1998; Pittura Brittanica (New Art from Britain), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; Gallery of South East Australia, Adelaide; and Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand, 1997 '98; A Sense of Scale, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, England; Kettles Yard, Cambridge, England; and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, 1997 '98; Plastic, Richard Salmon Gallery, London; Arnolfini, Bristol; and Walsall Museum & Gallery, Walsall, 1996; Television, (Two Person Show), Cubitt Gallery, London, 1995; Solo Show, Heber Percy Gallery, Leamington Spa, London, 1995; Clot, London ArtForms, London, 1994; and Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1994.

Her selected commissions and awards include: commission by SUSTRANS & Nottinghamshire County Council to make an artwork for Bestwood Country Park, Nottingham, 1999; Recipient of Techniquest / Millennium Commission Award for The Shape of Music project, 1998; commission to make The Flock, a sculptural installation at Kielder Forest, Northumberland (supported by the Kielder Partnership 7 The National Lottery Fund), 1997.
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