Williamson A, 'School of the Arts Institute of Chicago Visiting Artists Public Lecture'
This was a one-hour career long retrospective talk of my work as an artist at the 600-seat Rubloff Auditorium for the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago. I showed a power point presentation on the auditorium’s cinema-sized screen, that included archival documentation – video and images – from over 25 years work as an artist.
The one-hour stage presentation was followed by a Question and Answer session from the audience. A formal dinner by invitation was arranged in my honour following the lecture. (2019) Website
Williamson A, 'Inspiration Archives'
In May 2019, my most recent exhibition opened at the Attenborough Arts Centre. This exhibition was my largest solo showing to date, covering 530 square metres of floor space across three galleries. It featured the new commission by Attenborough Arts Centre, ‘Inspiration Archives’, along with a career-length retrospective that presents a selection of documentation and props/sculptures from over 300 works made during the last 20 years. A full-colour exhibition catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition. (2019) Website
Williamson A, 'Demonstrating the World: A Public Intervention Performance'
(2015) ISBN: 9781138785335 eISBN: 9780429283956
Williamson A, 'Art of the Lived Experiment'
In 2014 I curated this large-scale international exhibition, Bluecoat Liverpool and touring to Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids USA. Supported by a year’s curatorial commission from the Bluecoat, Liverpool and DaDaFest, I curated this large-scale exhibition featuring 26 international ‘disability-relevant’ artists: http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/exhibitions/2277
The exhibition ran at the Bluecoat between Sept 2014 – Jan 2015. The exhibition then toured to the UICA, Grand Rapids US. (April – July 2015). My own video installation, Hidden in Plain View was included in the exhibition. (2014)
Williamson A, 'The Living Studio: Acme Studios' One-Year Artist's Residency and Stephen Cripps Bursary'
August 2013 – Sept 2014: Awarded one-year long ‘Stephen Cripps Studio Bursary’ from Acme Studios. The Award included £10,000 artist fee; £10,000 project funding; free use of 500 square metre studio for one year.
The Residency included curating, in 2014: ‘Performance-Sculpture: Acme Gallery Artists Today’ - Arts Council England Grants for the Arts funded, - £14,940. A series of events exploring the history of the Acme Gallery (1976 – 82); to invite original Acme Gallery participating artists to make new works.
A Facebook events page is archived here: https://www.facebook.com/The-Living-Studio-296896787102070 (2014)