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Julia Crabtree and William Evans

Julia Crabtree & William Evans

Julia Crabtree and William Evans, installation view of Antonio Bay, at the South London Gallery, 2014. Photo: Ollie Hammick.

Collaborators Julia Crabtree and William Evans were the third recipients of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency from 2013 - 2014.

Julia Crabtree and William Evans have worked collaboratively for over ten years and see their practice as an ongoing experiment in shared subjectivity. Their work references the high artifice of B-movies and the spatial logic of cartoon physics as part of an ongoing investigation into the imagery of our collective conscious. Their work is rooted in sculpture, used as material across installation, video, print and performance, subjecting forms and figures to varying stages of virtual and material transformation.

Their exhibition Antonio Bay was on view 7 June – 14 September 2014. To commemorate Antonio Bay a publication of the same name was produced, with two commissioned essays by Tom Morton and Cathy Noble. The publication is available to purchase online through the SLG shop.

Crabtree and Evans completed their BAs in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martin’s in 2007. In September 2013 Crabtree finished her MA and Evans his MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art. Selected exhibitions include; Gullet, Cell Project Space, London, UK; Maximum Overdrive, group exhibition, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK, 2017; No Visible Horizon, The Banff Centre, Canada, 2016; A Retreat in Time, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK, 2016; Uncommon Chemistry, Observer Bld, Hastings, UK, 2016; The Uncanny Valley, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK, 2015; The Fifth Artist, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK, 2015; Back to the Things Themselves, Assembly Point, London, 2015; and Hyper Bole, Legion TV, London, UK, 2014.