MARIE-LOUISE PLUM / CONTEMPORARY PAINTING & DIGITAL ART

 

Contemporary painter and digital artist navigating themes of 'Pastoral Occultism' and 'Uncanny Enchantments'.

 

'Heretic' is a new body of work - oil paintings - focused on heresy, accused 'witches', saints and martyrs, from Foxe to Folklore. It is an investigation into the pathologization of female expression of emotion, appearance and behaviour, and the rejection of the 'outsider'.

 

'Suburban English Magick' is an ongoing project, exploring the habits, superstitions and behaviours of life in modern, semi-rural England. I employ a multi-disciplinary approach, using found images, film, poetry, prose, field recordings as well as original paintings and print to produce narrative content. All the 'base material' is then turned into digital art, and archived online.

 

My practice is informed and inspired by looking to the past to see into the future: I search for answers by collecting information, disseminating, making sense and order. Of particular interest is human behaviour, loss and letting go, sense of self, and, of place.

 

Through my work I invite the viewer in  to a world they might already recognise, but subconsciously hide from.

 

For press release and full CV including public engagement and curation projects please send a request by email.

 

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2020

#VirtualVisions for the William Blake Festival

www.blakefest.co.uk

 

2018

Moore Plum - Paintings, Music & Things, Stash Gallery at Vout-O-Reenee's,

London.

 

Imitation Solero - group exhibition curated by Broken Grey Wires, The Soup Kitchen, Manchester.

 

2017

Suburban English Magick - solo exhibition, live painting & audio installation, CCCA, Coventry.

 

2016

Silver Linings - group exhibition, curated by The Unseen Emporium/Victoria Tischler, Koppel Project, London, UK.

 

One Bare Foot Square - group exhibition, curated by Uncooked Culture, Amsterdam Outsider Art Museum, Netherlands.

 

What Goes On In the Mind - Mental Spaghetti/AIMS group exhibition, Town Hall Gallery, Oxford, UK.

 

The Mind Machine - Mental Spaghetti group exhibition, Menier Gallery, London, UK.

 

2015

Mental Spaghetti Roadshow - group exhibition, Studio 3 Arts, London, UK.

 

2014

New Folk Visionaries - Pack of Wolves group exhibition, E17 Art Trail, London, UK.

 

2012 - 2013

Once Upon Again - Pack of Wolves group exhibition, Winns Gallery, London, and Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff.

 

2011

H A P P Y L A N D – Sole exhibiting artist at Postcards Festival, Jacksons Lane Theatre, London, UK

 

2010

Space Made Live - Small Media Large curated group exhibition for West End Festival, Category 'A' Bank Repository, Glasgow, UK.

 

Selected Performances

 

2015-2016

Roving Diagnostic Unit - Performance tour with Bobby Baker and Daily Life Ltd, Shuffle Festival, London, UK, and, William Morris Gallery, London, UK.

 

2014

The Lights Are On - Live painting and recorded audio performance, group exhibition, Fox Court, London, UK.

 

2014

Running With Wolves - masked performance tour, Pack of Wolves group exhibition, Stockholm Fringe Festival.

 

2010

Mask! - Masked performance and installation, curated by Sarah Ruff, The Old Police Station, London, UK.

 

 

 

 

2021

Greenwich in 50 Objects - presentation on mudlarking and social history for the National Maritime Museum.

 

2020

Freedom to Express – series of workshops aimed at SEND children, Free Space Project, London, UK

 

2018

Royal College of Art – Guest lecturer, 'Fr-iction' Visual Comms PHD group

 

Queen Mary University - Guest lecturer, Creative Arts & Mental Health

 

2016

Workshop Residency – series of drawing, printing, crafting workshops, Free Space Project, London, UK

 

William Morris Gallery 'Late' - performance for Daily Life Ltd, William Morris Gallery, London, UK

 

''Diagnostic Portrait of a...' - drawing workshop for Daily Life Ltd, Vestry House Museum, London, UK

 

The Dragon Café/Mental Fight Club – Panel guest, ReThink Psychiatry

 

2014

39 Hoe Street - drawing workshops for The Big Draw, London

 

2013

Bournemouth University – Guest lecturer, 'Mental Health in the Media'

 

Running with Wolves - Mask-making workshop, Stockholm Fringe Festival, Netherlands.

 

2010

Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival – Illustration workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Published Work

 

My work has been published in Caterpillar Magazine, Thrill Murray Colouring Book, Middleboop Magazine, Forest Fringe, Big Team Scribble, 69 Love Songs Illustrated.

 

 

Selected Press

 

Painting of the Month, Le Document | Chris Tosic/ Harry Pye

 

Interview, Obras De Arte, Brazil | Juliana Vannucchi

 

'Creating Happy': About Mental Spaghetti | Laura Barton, The Guardian

 

The Mind Machine, exhibition Review | Judith McNicol, Raw Vision

 

The Mind Machine, exhibition Review | Colin Hambrook, Disability Arts Online

 

What Goes On In the Mind, exhibition Preview | Oxford Mail

 

What Goes On In the Mind, exhibition Review | The Oxford Times

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Workshops & Teaching

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