Art

Michelle Wilkinson

I am a movement artist with the body, which speaks through feelings and sensations, as my medium. My work grows from precious time in studios and outdoors in the wilds of nature, where creative responses emerge. This may take the form of solo dances, drawings, photographs, videos and writings which  evolve into exhibitions, installations and performances. Scroll down for past work information and videos.

COLLABORATIONS:

Moving Marks Installation with movement artist Catherine Hawkins and invited artists Pauline Dyer & Jayne Seddon: The Installation runs 19th March – 3rd May 2015 Thursday – Sunday 11am – 5pm  at   neo:gallery 27 Market Place, Bolton, BL1 2AL Movement Installations during first week 19th – 22nd March 12.00 – 4pm                   Funded by Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust,  Small Things Collective, Dance in Devon and neo:artists. View here photographs of first day of installation by Leila Romaya www.straycatmedia.org/www.Leilafoto.com

VISITORS’ COMMENTS:

‘Loved her movements…really relaxed…pulls you into a daydream’

Very tactile…wanted to play with the fabric sculptures’

Fascinating! Makes me realize how much of nature we let pass by in our busy world. When we are gone it will remain…we should listen while we can. Loved it!’

 

Collaborative Projects with visual artist Pauline Dyer www.movingnature.co.uk

Main website banner image taken by Pauline Dyer.

Bystock Wood Installation for Devon Open Studios 2013: Please view a walk through the installation on the video above.  Viewer’s comment: It is moving, faintly disturbing…sort of ghostly, but also very beautiful.

Bird-Call ( World Dance Day 2011): A library display in Exmouth of Arts Council England/Kevin Clifford photograhic documentation and Michael Buckland’s sketches of natural movement piece by Moving Naturally participants for this year’s World Dance Day event. Display from June 27th – July 9th 2011

Moving in Nature: A library display in Budleigh Salterton of Moving Naturally Outdoor Workshops  from June 27th – July 4th 2011  March 12 – 17th 2012

Spring Arrival at Bystock: An installation inspired by Bystock Pools, near Exmouth. Set in the Axis Centre, Exmouth as part of Createxe Arts Cafe on March 19th 2011. Created by Michelle Wilkinson with Moving Nature canvases by Pauline Dyer.

Summer Seas: An interactive Movement and Environmental Art Installation as part of Createxe Cafe for Exmouth Festival 2011.

AONB Art Walks with environmental artist Linda Gordon: Michelle Wilkinson and Pauline Dyer have contributed with movement images, seascape images and creative writng to the Exhibition of the Art Walks at Barnstable Library Foyer during October 2010.

Sea Garden: Environmental mobiles made by Year 1 & 2 pupils at The Beacon School with Michelle Wilkinson and assisted by Pauline Dyer for Art in the Park/Exmouth Festival 2010.

 Publications:

In the Spirit of We’Moon celebrating 30 Years (An Anthology of We’Moon Art and Writing 2011): Image on page 175  SHADES OF AUTUMN by Michelle Wilkinson 

We’Moon Diary 2010: Image on page 160  SHADES OF AUTUMN by Michelle Wilkinson

Exe Estuary Winter Newsletter 2009/2010: Cover Page Background Photographic Image STONE CIRCLE by Pauline Dyer

 Pauline and Michelle have previously exhibited artwork at the following:

A Taste of East Devon Open Studios August 2008 at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton .

Devon Open Studios 2008: 

VISITORS’ COMMENTS :

‘wonderful textures & colours’ 

 ‘beautiful connection to the natural world’ ‘

‘a different dimension to art & dance’

Devon Open Studios 2009:

Including Taster Show at Kennaway House, Sidmouth

VISITORS’ COMMENTS:

‘Very inspiring, beautifully made and unique. Keep experimenting. Wow!’

‘Fantastic ideas… to be able to see the designs in nature. Love the work. Thanks.’

‘Very interesting use of paper/texture, very much enjoyed your art.’

 

Devon Open Studios 2012:

VISITORS’ COMMENTS:

‘Fascinating. magical and inspiring.’

‘Very expressive and imaginative.’

‘ Moving, original and thought-provoking.’