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Five Sculptors | Alison Wilding

The pleasure of looking inside things.

CHANNEL | BBC 2

FIRST BROADCAST | 25 May 1988

DURATION | 20 minutes 48 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

1988

Synopsis

Alison Wilding explains her fascination with stripping away the surface to see what is underneath and how this informs her work as a sculptor. Viewers follow her endeavours as she creates some new pieces in her studio and learn something about the extent to which difficulties in her personal life have influenced her art.

Did you know?

Alison Wilding was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1988 and 1992 and became a member of the Royal Academy in 1999, the same year that her large-scale floating artwork 'Ambit' was installed in the River Wear at Sunderland. It was constructed from 22 steel cylinders linked with tensioned springs and illuminated by underwater lighting to create a shifting structure that changed according to the ebb and flow of the tide.

Contributors

Presenter
Richard Salmon
Contributor
Alison Wilding
Contributor
Producer

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