Abigale Neate-Wilson
27th Feb 2016 -
13th Mar 2016

BACK OR AGAIN is the culmination of Abigale Neate-Wilson’s project This Is Not A City, which she has conducted as part of her year-long residency at the Telfer Gallery. Using the science fiction novel as a foundation for her research, Abigale has considered how visions of the city are articulated within literary, linguistic, technological and psychological landscapes.

Documented on her own journeys around Glasgow, Abigale has collated an extensive archive of images of the urban terrain. Paying specific attention to the strata that accumulate through the rise, decline and regeneration of the city, the prints produced for this exhibition examine the layers of texture and surface sedimented in the post-industrial cityscape.

As well as examining the large-scale, architectural elements of the city’s lifespan, the work also considers the marks inscribed on the urban landscape by its residents. Those playful moments of interaction — like the symbols scratched into a dirtied window or graffitied on a pebbledash wall — point toward the city as more than a material phenomenon, but a complex network of histories, subjectivities, and possible futures.

BACK OR AGAIN invites the viewer to map their own psychogeography of the city: removed from the material sphere of the urban environment, the images and objects propose a new visual vocabulary to assemble a speculative fiction of Glasgow.

This exhibition is supported by Hope Scott Trust.

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The Telfer Gallery is proud to be hosting Abigale Neate-Wilson for the first exhibition at its brand new Ross Street location in the Barras Market.

Abigale Neate-Wilson moved from London to Glasgow in 2009 to study Painting & Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. Since graduating in June 2013 she has successfully continued to live and work in Glasgow.

As part of her year-long residency with The Telfer Gallery, Neate-Wilson hosted a round table discussion, supported by the Telfer Gallery and the Scottish Book Trust, in the garden of the Scottish Book Trust, as a part of the Edinburgh Arts Festival 2015. Invited speakers were Ken Macleod, Johnny Rodger and Dr Sarah Lappin.