23 June - 14 Oct 2012

Luke Fowler

The Hepworth Wakefield presented a major new film commission by 2012 Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler. Based on research and material from archives in the North of England, the film focused on the work of the radical socialists Edward Palmer-Thompson, Raymond Williams and Richard Hoggart whose influential writing were honed in northern working class communities.

Luke Fowler was born in Glasgow in 1978. His films have been presented widely, recent screenings include, ICA London, Glasgow Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival (2012), and Anthology, New York (2011). Recent solo exhibitions include Luke Fowler with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2012) for which he has been nominated for the 2012 Turner Prize; ‘All Divided Selves’, CCS Bard Galleries, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; ‘Ridges on the Horizontal Plane’, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne (2011); Serpentine Gallery, London; ‘A Grammar For Listening’, The Modern Institute, Glasgow; and ‘Warriors’, X Initiative, New York (all 2009). He participated in ‘Cornelius Cardew and the Freedom of Listening’, CAC Bretigny; ‘British Art Show 7: In The Days Of The Comet’, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham and The Hayward Gallery, London; ‘Radical Nature’, Barbican Art Gallery, London; ‘The Associates’, DCA, Dundee; ‘What You See is Where You’re At’, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; and ‘Younger than Jesus’, New Museum, New York (all 2009). In 2008 he received the inaugural Derek Jarman Award

'The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott' by Luke Fowler (excerpt) from Film and Video Umbrella on Vimeo.

Image: Luke Fowler, The Poor Stockinger, The Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott, 2012. Commissioned by The Hepworth Wakefield, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Film and Video Umbrella, through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award: Commission to Collect. Image: WEA Archive, TUC Library, London Metropolitan University. Photo: A.S. Parkin.