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London, Cornwall and Scilly


exhibition/performance, sculpture, abstract, digital, photography, performance, landscape, installation, mixed-media

Lawrence Upton

Lawrence Upton is a multi-disciplinary solo and collaborative artist, curator and arts researcher based in the South of London.

He has made text-sound compositions with John Levack Drever since 2004 and works also with Benedict Taylor (viola) and Tina Krekels (saxophone).

He is researching and practising multi-voice and polyvocal writing with Tina Bass. (See his book Memory Fictions)

He is making book works and films with Guy Begbie. Last year the two were exhibited at Center for the Arts, Buffalo, USA; Scottish Poetry Library; and Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh amongst other venues.

Their second duo exhibition, Collaborative Bookworks, is at Sheppard Library, University of Middlesex 3 - 21 September 2012.

Upton has a solo exhibition, Unsettling Scores, 20 – 27 September 2012 at St James, Hatcham in New Cross Gate, South London, where he will also give a concert of his sound works on 26th September 2012 with Drever, Krekels and  Taylor

His recent poetry publications include:

Memory Fictions, Argotist e-books, 2012

Unframed Pictures, Writers Forum, 2011

a song and a film Veer Books, UK, 2009

Wire Sculptures Reality Street Editions 2003

Collaborations for Peter Finch with Bob Cobbing Writers Forum; 2nd ed 2011

See also:

Commentaries on Bob Cobbing, forthcoming, Argotist e-books

Word Score Utterance Choreography in verbal and visual poetry, Writers Forum, 1998 with Bob Cobbing

Recent Curating etc

Curator, Bob Cobbing and the book, Special Collections, UWE Bower Ashton, Bristol, from 5 December 2011 until 31 January 2012

Curator, Variations on a theme of Bob Cobbing, Space Studios London March 24th – May 7th 2011

Lawrence Upton directs Writers Forum and Writers Forum Workshop []. He is Visiting Fellow in the Music Dept of Goldsmiths, University of London to which he has been affiliated since 2008.




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