Exhibitions and Festivals:

Graeme Miller
Water Dance
Experiments in Black and White
Rumble Rattle and Spark
Lets Twist Again
I am the Warrior
Giving Soul

Moving Portraits
You'll Never Know
South Hill Park Arts Centre

Public Art Commissions:
Sol Calero
London Fieldworks
Rana Begum
The View from the Outside
Wiltshire Council

Wild Blue Yonder
Artists in the City

Cicely Saunders Institute

Reports, Consultancies, Art Strategies
Teaching, Seminars, Lectures


Artist in the City : Reading Borough Council
Between 2001 and 2011 Jeni Walwin was the Project Director for the local authority's public art programme Artists in the City.

Recognising the potential for the arts to play a greater role in creating and sustaining urban communities, the programme aims to create opportunities for artists to enhance the vitality of Reading, paying particular attention to new developments. Artists may be part of a multi-disciplinary team contributing to the conceptual development of a city-wide project or they may respond to a specific site or context. The programme aims to attract artists with national and international reputations as well as providing opportunities for Reading based artists. Artists are encouraged to make work that is specific to the town influencing the spirit of the place in which the people of Reading live, work and play.

Highlights of the programme include the collaboration with Film and Video Umbrella to commission Gillian Wearing's film Family History, inspired by and featuring Reading based Heather Wilkins first seen in the 1972 BBC documentary The Family; and to celebrate the Samuel Beckett centenary a co-commission with the University of Reading for artists Wood and Harrison to make a new double screen work Another Pair.

For a case study of the Artists in the City programme commissioned by Public Art Online researched and written by David Briers click here http://www.publicartonline.org.uk/casestudies/regeneration/art_at_the_centre/description.php.html

For more details on artists contributing to the programme visit here

Images: top-bottom
John Wood and Paul Harrison, Another Pair, 2006, double screen video projection (still)
Marion Coutts, Column, 2008, detail and installation view
David Ward, Dwelling, 2005, installation view of two of the 17 buildings incorporaing back lit stained glass windows
Adam Dant, Operation Owl Club, 2004, detail, one panel of 19 incorporated into town centre explorer units
Gillian Wearing, Family History, 2006, double screen video, installation view Forbury Apartments