Stuart Whipps is an artist and researcher based in Birmingham, UK. He often makes work about things he doesn’t understand and doesn’t know how to do. Recently this includes restoring a 1979 Mini with the assistance of former British Leyland workers, training to make geological thin sections at the University of Birmingham, and propagating Begonias at West Dean in Sussex.
He has exhibited his work across the UK and internationally and is the recipient of a number of awards. He works predominantly with photography and video with occasional forays into sculpture.
Selected solo exhibitions include: Isle Of Slingers, Spike Island 2016, Bristol. Photo Colour Services, Ithuba Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. Birth Springs, Death Falls, Flat Time House, London. 2013. Why Contribute to The Spread of Ugliness? , Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, 2011. New Wooabbeleri, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-On-Sea, 2010.
Selected group exhibitions include: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, Irish Architecture Archive, Dublin. British Art Show 8, UK, 2015 – 2017. Reference Works: Guangzhou, Guanghzhou, China, 2014. Relatively Absolute, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, 2013. Community Without Propinquity, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2011. East International, Norwich, 2009.