Communal Lunch with Laura Wilson at Mansions of the Future

20 Feb 2020

The Collection and Usher Gallery are delighted to be collaborating with Mansions of the Future to support a research-led commission with Laura Wilson.

The Collection and Usher Gallery are delighted to be collaborating with Mansions of the Future, Lincoln to support a research-led commission with artist Laura Wilson. Inspired by Lincoln’s history, heritage and objects from The Collection’s displays and archives Laura will be delivering an ambitious, site-specific performance in the public realm in Summer 2020.

Laura is joining us during a period of research and development to introduce her commission, framing it within the context of recent projects including, New Geographies with Norwich Castle Museum & Gallery; and Trained on Veda, an evolving project connecting bakeries and galleries across the UK through veda bread developed with TACO, Site Gallery, MIMA & Grand Union. During the lunch you will get to try some veda bread, which will accompany a soup.

Laura Wilson is interested in how history is carried & evolved through everyday materials, trades & craftsmanship. She works with specialists to develop sculptural & performative works that amplify the relationship between materiality, memory & tacit knowledge.

Wilson’s interdisciplinary & research-based works have been exhibited widely, she recently presented work as part of Food: Bigger than the Plate at the V&A & has forthcoming projects and exhibitions in 2019/20 with Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich; Open Space Contemporary, London; Grand Union, Birmingham, TACO, London & MIMA, Middlesbrough. 


Please note, this event is taking place at Mansions of the Future.

Time: 12 - 2pm 

Places are free but booking is encouraged. Book tickets here.


Image credit: Veda Bread, image courtesy and copyright of the artist.