Caroline Wendling

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design core team tutor and short course tutor

Caroline Wendling's work explores ideas of place and belonging through layered projects that draw on history and explore local myths, inviting re-imagings of sites. She attempts to give material form to the complex interconnectedness of our mental landscapes and the actual space we inhabit. The experience of her daily rural walks from home to studio feeds her multidisciplinary practice through works that are fragile and transient, creating prints, objects, walks/performances and experiences that solicit discussion. She takes her audience on a physical, sensory and emotional journey leaving them with a poetic encounter and a story to tell.

In 2012, she created her first walk near her studio. Subsequent walks took her to New York City, Norfolk, Suffolk and Scotland where she created White Wood, a living monument to peace that will develop over the next 900 years. For White Wood, she received the special commendation from the judging panel of the Saltire Society Scotland award for Art in Public Places, 2016.

She produced Because it’s empty walk for the for The Rural Assembly conference 20- 22 June 2019 commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery, London. Habit{Ing, and her latest performance was commissioned by Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge for the House, October 2019.

Research interests

She is currently developing two community projects one for Peterborough Present and one for Bedford Creative Arts 2019/2021.

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