Alison Wilding

Art School Drawings from the 1960s and 70s
Text by Peter Cartwright

Publisher: Ridinghouse 2011.

ISBN: 978 1 905464 45 6

Dimensions: 27 × 21 cm | 10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in

Pages: 32 pp, 14 colour ill

Coinciding with her exhibition of the same title at Karsten Schubert, London (2011), the first nine works – collectively referred to as the ‘Ethos of the Petrol Station’ drawings – were a response to a project during the artist’s time at Nottingham College of Art, Nottingham.


The final three works in the catalogue are from the artist’s time at the Royal College of Art, London, and were used as a tool for documenting and furthering her finished sculpture.


Taken together, the works provide a glimpse into her progress in the studio at that time and connecting the drawings not only to student sculptures, but also to drawings and sculptures made almost 40 years later.