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Sculpture (MA)

Ker Wallwork

Ker Wallwork is a London-based artist. They received their BA in Sculpture and Environmental Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2011, before pursuing an MA at the RCA, with the support of the Cass Scholarship. Alongside their practice they have organised the Digital Archives of the Mental Patients Union, in collaboration with the Survivor's History Group.

Recent exhibitions include:

Fertile Laziness (2021), Platform Southwark, London, UK, Scenes of Inclination (2021), Manor Place, London, UK, Distant Peak (2020), Peak, London, UK, Disentangle: Science in a Gendered World (2019), LifeSpace Gallery, Dundee, UK, A World in Vertigo (2019), Brunel Museum, London, UK and Transitional States (2018), Project Space Plus, Lincoln, Peltz Gallery, London, UK, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain and Sala Borsa, Bologna, Italy, in collaboration with Juliet Jacques for the Wellcome funded, BFI and Kings College project Queering Love, Queering Hormones.

If you are interested in receiving a limited edition postal work (Merg, 2021), please email with your address.

— Ker Wallwork has a multi-disciplinary practice spanning moving-image, drawing, text and sculpture. Their work is about language, queerness, sickness and the welfare state, and is broadly concerned with miscommunication. They have worked with writers, scientists, academics and actors to develop work that explores materiality in relation to specific social and historic contexts. Their current work is focused on the impact of a decade of austerity as a form of slow violence.

Short extract from screening edition with open captions.

Moving image and audio-description of a one hour performance staged outside the Home Office.

The performance was developed with actors and revolved around the simple ambiguous image of a young woman eating fresh figs and glaring at passers-by in places where state power is wielded, or its consequences enacted.

The sound was recorded using a hidden microphone worn by a professional audio-describer who observed the scene.

Audio description by William Elliot

Performers: Kemz Ade, Francine De Clercq, Johanna Korte, Sharonjot Mahi, Chanelle McKenzie, Shavana Miah


Audio and moving image



A sculpture housing drawings, prints and photos of archival material relating to frustration in community organising and healthcare settings. The title and print on the felt refer to the “Grid” used at La Borde clinique (Loire Valley, France), a non-hierarchical way of organising labour between staff and patients.  

On the wall behind are three pieces of text about interviews; one describes the emotional aftermath of an interview between an academic and someone involved in politically radical communities, one is the beginning of an imagined interview with a person in a hospital and the third is edited from guidance given to Department for Work and Pensions work coaches on how to conduct work-related interviews with sick or disabled claimants who are not able to work.


Felt, soap, cardboard, metal, paper, ink, watercolour


210 x 125 x 50cm

Digitally scanned 16mm film, open captions and sound.  

A short story about a person who craves human touch.


Digitally scanned 16mm film, audio and open captions