Carole Wilson: Scala


Scala was devised in and around San Cresci, a restored 10th century church in Tuscany where Wilson spent four weeks in 2012 at La Macina di San Cresci, an artists residency, near Greve in Chianti. The series draws its name from “riproduzione in scala” which appears on Italian maps to indicate the conversation factor: a code by which the map user can adjust themselves to distances. It is through maps that many of us first imagine places not yet visited and it was through maps that Wilson initially engaged with the Tuscan surrounds of San Cresci, imagining how the actual experience might translate in reality.

Carole Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts, co-ordinating the Honours and HDR program, supervising Masters and PhD students, in the School of Education and Arts, University of Ballarat, Australia. Wilson’s work is held in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Powerhouse Museum, State Library of Victoria and a number of regional Victorian galleries. Her posters are in museum collections in Finland, Moscow and Poland. She was born in Canberra, Australia.

Text provided by Kate MacNeill, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, August 2013

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