Walker & Bromwich

Artists in Residence, Penrhyn Castle

Walker and Bromwich - Artists in Residence

We're delighted to announce that we are Penrhyn Castle's artists in residence for 2017. But before we get into the details of this exciting new project, here's a little info about us...

Art Lending Library by Walker & Bromwich - two figures in boiler suits pushing a wooden art library structure

Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich

Our work explores the space between what exists and what is possible. Within this liminal space we create objects and situations that lead our audience on transformative experiences inviting them to consider an other way of being.

We ask participants in our work to examine their relationship to the environment they inhabit and reflect on a larger global situation. We are interested in arts potential to act as a catalyst for social and political transformation.

Sci-Fi Hot Tub 2006-10
A floating Iceberg hot tub on a lake. Sci Fi Hot tub by Walker & Bromwich
Sci-Fi Hot Tub 2006-10

At the heart of our work is the pursuit of an ideal, and the question - is it possible for Art, and more particularly our practice to provide practical, aesthetic and poetic solutions to social political and environmental problems?

Imagining a better world

Our work crosses between the gallery space and the public realm; we use installations, social sculptures, and public performances as tools to open up a space where the possible and the actual come together. Here we can collectively begin to question the limits of society and imagine a better world. We believe that experiencing something, even for a moment, can start a powerful process of change.

The Conch [Sound Studio] 2010-11 by Walker and Bromwich
Walker & Bromwich Conch Radio project. A huge shell sculprure on wheels
The Conch [Sound Studio] 2010-11 by Walker and Bromwich

We work in response to specific sites and communities drawing on an environment and its people to form the work.

We employ a strong aesthetic language that keys into the popular imaginary as useful and effective communication tool from which a complex discourse unfolds, crossing boundaries both geographical, social and metaphorical.

A catalyst for change

Through the playful nature of the work and engagement with of the process participants become involved in events and situations that open up discussion around subjects such as pursuit of happiness, open boarders, and the nature of belief.

" We are particularly interested in finding ways to think about labour and the manual labour that the castle is built on. We would aim to make work that in some ways readdresses the balance of power and offers possibility."
- Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich

Our aim has been, and is, to exploit the power of this aesthetic language to its full potential as a catalyst for change in both localised communities and on a wider global scale

You can view some of our work and read more about us on our website and follow us on social media for updates.

We can't wait to get started.

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