Gillian Wearing (UK)

Born 1963, Birmingham, UK
Lives and works London, UK

Gillian Wearing was born 1963 in Birmingham and currently lives and works in London. She was recently commissioned by the Mayor of London to create a statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett in Parliament Square, which was unveiled in April 2018. Wearing won the Turner Prize in 1997 and was awarded an OBE in 2011 and a CBE in 2019 for contribution to the arts. A survey exhibition of Gillian Wearing’s works will be held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA in November 2021

PHOTO 2022 Events

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PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March