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Candida Powell-Williams Limited Edition

Candida Powell Williams’ sculptures and performances explore slippages of memory and storytelling over time. Her Limited Edition, which is part of our Curated Editions collection New Mythologies, is informed by visual patterns and human ways of ordering the chaotic universe.

‘I’m interested in the way the female body is represented within the historical narratives surrounding esoteric spiritual practices.’

Detail of Candida Powell-Williams’ Limited Edition Orbit within the Echoes, presented in a handmade circular plywood frame with 3D laser-cut figures

Orbit within the Echoes: Performance and Sculptural Installation

The edition began as a preparatory study for a performance piece called Orbit within the echoes which was live at Whitechapel Gallery’s Nocturnal Creatures event and at Capel Manor Gardens in the summer of 2021. The performance of five dancers in a garden drew inspiration from the history and design of labyrinths and their association with dancing.

Photo by Dave Bebber.

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Meet Candida Powell-Williams

Playful, colourful, and joyous to behold, mixed media artist Candida Powell-Williams’ work explores representations of overlooked historical women. She talks to curator Becca Pelly Fry about her use of esoteric symbols and signs, and the Limited Edition she's made for our inaugural Curated Editions collection, New Mythologies.

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Candida Powell-Williams
Candida Powell-Williams (b. 1984, London) graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2011 and the Slade School of Fine Art London in 2009. Selected exhibitions include: Southwark Park Galleries (2022); Orbit within the Echoes, Nocturnal Creatures, Whitechapel Gallery (2021); The Gates of Apophenia, Bosse & Baum London (2019); Command Lines, Void Gallery Northern Ireland (2019); Lessness, still quorum, performance, Serpentine Galleries, London (2018); Boredom and its Acid Touch, Frieze Live, London (2017); Tongue Town, Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo (2017); Cache, Art Night Associate Programme, London (2017); Vernacular History of the Golden Rhubarb, Bosse & Baum Gallery, London (2017); PIC performance festival, Melbourne, Australia (2016); Coade’s Elixir-an occupation, Hayward Gallery, London (2014). 

Powell-William’s is the recipient of the 2018 Mother Art Prize with a group show at Mimosa House London (2019). She was artist in Residence at The Warburg Institute London (2018-19) and other awards include the Sainsbury Scholarship at the British School at Rome (2012-13), the Paris Residency at Cite Internationale des Arts, (2010), Eric and Jean Cass Sculpture Award (2010-2011). She is represented by Bosse & Baum Gallery London.