Alison Wilding  Art School Drawings from the 1960s and 70s

Text by Peter Cartwright
Ridinghouse 2011
£10  |  $15

27 × 21 cm  |  10 5/8 × 8 1/4 in
32 pp, 14 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 45 6

Rising to international prominence in the 1980s, Alison Wilding is known for her sculptures made of Perspex and stone. This catalogue presents 12 drawings from Alison Wilding’s art school years during the 1960s and early 1970s.

Coinciding with her exhibition of the same title at Karsten Schubert, London (2011), the first nine works – collectively referred to as the ‘Ethos of the Petrol Station’ drawings – were a response to a project during the artist’s time at Nottingham College of Art, Nottingham.


The final three works in the catalogue are from the artist’s time at the Royal College of Art, London, and were used as a tool for documenting and furthering her finished sculpture.


Taken together, the works provide a glimpse into her progress in the studio at that time and connecting the drawings not only to student sculptures, but also to drawings and sculptures made almost 40 years later.

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