Cara Tolmie was the Chisenhale Gallery Neighbourhood Residency artist (2012-13) and worked across the gallery’s Offsite, Education and Exhibition programmes to produce a commissioned Offsite work for Victoria Park. On 27 July 2013 Tolmie performed Otiumfold alongside a group of participants who she collaborated with during the residency. Please click here for more information and documentaton of the performance.
In May and June, Tolmie presented a series of Wrangling Exercises. Building on her recent Exercise Workshops for Performance, she invited a range of speakers to discuss art, abstraction and public space.
The 2012/13 Chisenhale Gallery Neighbourhood Residency is produced in partnership with Tower Hamlets Parks and Open Spaces Department. This follows Matthew Noel-Tod’s year-long Victoria Park Residency, and the production of his film, Bang!, which premiered at the gallery in August 2012 and was shot in Victoria Park.
Victoria Park is located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and recently received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore key historic elements. In 2012 Victoria Park was voted the Nation's favourite park.
Cara Tolmie (born 1984, Glasgow) lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions and events include Pley, commissioned and produced by Picture This, Spike Island, Bristol (2013); Vocal Folds, Nasjonal Museet, Oslo (2013); Deep Cuts, Marres, Maastricht (2012); Stages in the Revolution, Whitstable Biennale (2012); Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic, Tate Modern (2012); A Sensible Stage, LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images, London (2012); Frieze Projects, London (2011); Supplement, London (2011) and Read thou art and read thou shalt remain, Dundee Contemporary Arts (2011).