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Artists' Talk: Jane and Louise Wilson


Museums and galleries across the UK are taking part in a nationwide programme of talks, events and exhibitions to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts. Here at DCA we are delighted to be part of that celebration, bringing Royal Academicians Jane and Louise Wilson to Dundee for a special Q&A event. Hosted by Beth Bate, Director of DCA, this in-conversation will also be the first in our 20th birthday programme. 

"...this in-conversation will also be the first in our 20th birthday programme."

Jane and Louise Wilson have been working collaboratively for over two decades. They have gained national and international reputation as artists working in photography and the moving image, installation in an expanded form of cinema and lens-based media. Jane and Louise graduated in 1989 from Newcastle Polytechnic and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) respectively; their final degree show comprising a joint exhibition held in Dundee and Newcastle. The following year they went on to do a MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London, and in 1999 were nominated for the Turner Prize. In 2012, Jane and Louise exhibited at DCA with a show that brought together two bodies of work: Atomgrad (Nature Abhors a Vacuum), and Face Scripting – What Did the Building See.

The Royal Academy is the world’s foremost artist and architect-led institution. Since its foundation in 1768, the membership of Royal Academicians has included over 650 of Britain’s most eminent artists and architects. With support from Art Fund, this far-reaching programme celebrates Royal Academicians, past and present foregrounding the impact they have had throughout the UK.

In 2019, DCA will be celebrating its 20th birthday and we’re inviting you to join us – keep an eye on our website and social channels to see what’s coming up!

Please note that this event is free but ticketed.

The above image is False Positive, False Negative, an edition produced in 2012 by Jane and Louise Wilson in DCA Print Studio as part of their series of work Face Scripting - What Did the Building See?