Installation view of Ellipse drawings, 2010.

The Fully Formed is Suspect: A Conversation with Alistair Wilson

Alistair Wilson, who was born in Wales, came to Northern Ireland in the 1970s, after a period in London. For the better part of 30 years, he managed two careers–as a sculptor and as a lecturer in sculpture at the Belfast College of Art. He is one of those artists who only exhibit when they feel like it, but that hasn’t stopped him from showing internationally (he was Northern Ireland’s representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale). In the wake of his retirement from teaching, he is working harder than ever. “Signs and Ciphers,” his recent large-scale retrospective, stretched between the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast and Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown.…see the entire article in the print version of June’s Sculpture magazine.