Approved: 15.04.2012

Louise Winter

Artist, Curator, Writer

Approved: 15.04.2012

Louise Winter is interested in questioning the fixed identities of objects and materials so they defy usual definitions and expectations, or, as the artist Tom Friedman has said, ‘Testing what matter is by allowing it not to be’.

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Artist Statement

Louise Winter is interested in questioning the fixed identities of objects and materials so they defy usual definitions and expectations, or, as the artist Tom Friedman has said, ‘Testing what matter is by allowing it not to be’.

Central to her practice are ideas of displacement: is the location of material central to its definition so that if it is displaced from its ‘real’ context can it still be regarded as the same object, where then does it exist, if at all? Louise is interested in how the re-assembling of such material can start to question the boundaries of the real by creating a tension between the literal and abstract readings of these objects as signifiers.

Winter’s practice is investigative in its nature and form, moving between object, process, event and performance. She doesn’t ‘create’ objects, but works with already existing materials to collapse the distance between art and the mundane, exploring the poetic potential of the everyday.


Louise Winter is an artist, writer and curator based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2011 Winter graduated with an MA in Fine Art with distinction and, since then, has exhibited regularly across the UK and internationally. Louise has held solo exhibitions in Leeds, Newcastle and Exeter and in 2014 was shortlisted for the Beers Award for Contemporary Emerging Art. In 2015 she was selected as artist in residence with ARTErra, Portugal and exhibited as part of The Multiple Exposure Project: Outside the White Cube, in Metro Manila, Philippines. Last year Winter exhibited with &Model Gallery, Leeds, The Royal Standard, Liverpool and Galeria Zero, Barcelona.


CV & Education

Louise Winter, Contemporary Artist

Tel: 051 4949 14

2022- to present: Member of ZDSLU (The Slovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies)

2020- to present: Studio holder at Tobacna, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013- 2017: Studio holder at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle, UK

Solo Exhibitions:

2022: Pop Up Installation, Kamfest Kamnik, Slovenia

2021: Gravel Path, Public Installation, Stara Tobacna, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017: Pop Goes the Weasel, Leazes Park Bandstand, Newcastle

2017: Pop Goes the Weasel, Slugtown, Newcastle

2016: Pop Goes the Weasel, Annex, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle

2015: Artist in Residence, ArtERRA, Tondela, Portugal

2015: Dimensions Variable, 36 Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle

2015: Residency and Solo Exhibition, The Shed, Haltwhistle (funded by ACE and NAD)

2014: Metanoia, St.Michael's Church, Heaton Arts Festival, Newcastle

2014: Artist in Residence, Allenheads Contemporary Art, Northumberland

2013: Commission: Site Specific Installation, Gallery 333, Exeter

2012: Per Diem, GreySpace Gallery, Leeds

2010: Ballon Performance, Peckham Rye, London

Selected Group Exhibitions/Events:

2022: KAOS International Festival, Layer Hisa Gallery, Kranj, Slovenia (supported by Carnica Institute and Mestna Obcina Kranj )

2021: International Biennale of Installation and Sculpture, Multiplicity and Repetition, IAVPOA ART, (online)

2021: Open Studios, Stara Tobacna, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017: Artistic Encounter, The Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

2017: Les Boites, Slugtown at Suede Gallery, Edinburgh

2017: Open Houses, Saltaire Arts Trail, Saltaire

2017: Moving on up, Moving on out, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle

2016: Mince: SHELF, Market Way, London

2016: Nice Waves, Jambon, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle

2016: Hotdesk, Earls Court Arts Hub, London

2016: On to the next, Muesli, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2016: Art Meeting Spring, GaleriaZero, Barcelona

2016: Early Warning: MDP Associates, &Model Gallery, Leeds

2015: Charette: Spectacle, Resistance, Material, Newcastle University

2015: #Utopia, Art Licks Festival, Clapham Orangery, London

2015: PLATE, Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Nottingham Trent University

2015: Unusual Space, 3irty 2wo Gallery, Scuthorpe

2015: Toast, The New School House Gallery, York

2014: Bath Night, The Newbridge Project, Newcastle

2014: Eulogy, Vane, Newcastle

2014: Painting and Sculpture Show, Candid Arts, Islington, London

2013: Curated Selection: Axisweb Online Exhibition and Essay, curated by Alice Bradshaw,         Axisweb

2013: Off Quay Gallery Launch, Off Quay Studios, Newcastle

2013: Placeless, Place, The Shed, Contemporary Art Gallery, Haltwhistle

2012: 4th Annual Empty Shop Exhibition, Empty Shop, Durham

2012: Open Exhibition, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick

2012: Open Exhibition, Crocus Gallery, Nottingham

2011: Found (Two Person Exhibition), Moving Gallery, Newcastle

2011: MA Visual Arts Degree Show, Northumbria University, Newcastle

2011: Mixed Media Exhibition, Candid Arts, Islington, London

2011: Moving On, Galleries Inc. Central Square, Newcastle

2010: Creative Cohesion: Open Studio Event, Studio Q, Creative Partnerships, Sunderland

2009: Instant Mash Collective, Empty Shop, Durham

2009: Points of Departure, Unit 1, The Gates, Durham

2008: Salon 08, Vine Place Gallery, London

2008: Summer Show, Camberwell College, University of the Arts, London

2007: Cornered, Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London

2007: Inside/Outside, Mile End Arts Pavillion, London

Curated Projects:

2013: Placeless, Place, The SHED Gallery, Haltwhistle

2012: Hold My Coat, Park View Shopping Centre, Whitley Bay

2011: Found (Two Person Exhibition), Moving Gallery, Newcastle

2009: Attitudes to Form, Empty Shop, Durham

2009: Points of Departure, Unit 1, The Gates, Durham


2014: Beers Award for Contemporary Emerging Art (Shortlisted)


2022: Sodobni kola┼ż se vnovic predstavlja na festivalu KAOS

2016: On to the next, Muesli, The Royal Standard, Exhibition Review, Corridor8

2015: Exhibition Review, Corridor8

2015: Residency and Solo Exhibition Preview, The Crack

2014: Five2Watch in the North East, Spotlight Features, Axisweb

2013: Preview of Placeless, Place, exhibition, The Journal

2013: Interview with international contemporary art magazine Peripheral ARTeries, July Issue

2013: Interview with curator Alice Bradshaw on the use of rubbish in contemporary art   practice, Artists Talking,  a-n Magazine

2012: Interview with Bhavani Esapathi, Henry Moore Institute, Per Diem

2009: Artful Lodgers, Points of Departure Review by David Wood, Northern Echo

Educational experience:

Tertiary 2011 - MA Fine Art (Distinction), Northumbria University, Newcastle

2005 - BA Painting (2:1), Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts, London