Some of the places I have been and the things that I've done all these years

Philip Welding was born in Leicester, UK, and is Course Leader of the BA Hons Photography at Leeds Arts University. In 2000 he graduated from Nottingham Trent University, then completed an MRes at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2012. His work fits into a narrative that he has been exploring for ten years in various forms, that incorporates notions of labour, creativity, boredom, resistance and productivity to critique our relationship with daily working lives. 


BEINGS published by Salt n Pepper Press in 2019

For Internal Use Only published by Trajectories in 2015. To download a free copy, click here (although part of the deal is that you have to make it yourself and send me a picture of the end product)

Recent published work

Reconstruct – Various Artists published by Surface Editions in 2023, featuring: Joao Pedro LimaJohann HusserDan CommonsTheo SimpsonTyrone Williams, Sofia Masini Angelo VignaliSam HutchinsonLiz OrtonEllie RankinXanthe HutchinsonFiona Segadaes Da SilvaFabrizio AlbertiniJonas FeigeHannah AckroydChristopher ShannonPhilip WeldingBerangere FromontHiroshi TakizawaLucie ArmstrongIsabelle WenzelMichel MazzoniSybren VanoverbergheJoe GilmoreSimon BrayStephan KeppelCarlos James ReederArian ChristiaensCarl AnderAsh HardmanMegan Mechelle DaltonSanne van den ElzenJuergen Bergbauer, Thomas HausserOle Erik LovoldAnya JasbarScott Alberg, Amandine Freyd, James MeredewEugenie ShinkleRichard HigginbottomJoanna McNultyEva Louisa Jonas, Andy Pham, Boris SnauwaertPolly PalmeriniColm PharrellSophie LethemConstanza MirandaLena Paßlick

FORMAT 21 festival catalogue 'Home Occupations' image and text March 21

Wolves Of Greece 12" Record '2000 - 2004' published by Wrong Speed Records and Gringo Records Feb 2021

Interview on 'A Corner With' as part of an online feature called A Corner Of Home curated by Trine Stephensen and Joanna L. Cresswell in 2020

#prank4offices Philosophy of Photography, Volume 10, Number 1, April 2019, pp. 101-113(13), Intellect Publishing

Exhibitions, gigs and the like

Association For Art History Conference 2023:  Presented paper, 'Where the Wild Things Art: reframing feral objects with photography'.

'Home Occupations' exhibited in a group show called 'Obsessions', curated by PEP at tête Gallery, Berlin. Alongside Kristina Borinskaya, Giada Cicchetti, Stefano Conti, Nicolas Polli, Allison DeBritz, Harry Flook, Bart Walraeve, Juan Giraldo, Chloé Azzopardi, Anna Haillot, Dafni Melidou, Makis Makris, Jeremy Knowles, Martyna Benedyka, Federico Monty Kaplan, Magda Pacek, Dellfina Dellert and Luka Lukasiak, Yanova Ekaterina and Katerina Tsakiri

FORMAT International Photography Festival 2021: 'Home Occupations' in room 12 alongside work by MacDonaldStrand, Zhao Qian, Jenny Matthews, Daniel Szalai, Bindi Vora, Felipe Romero Beltrán, Hung Ching Yan, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Mark Power, Peter Van Agtmael, Jim Goldberg & Cristina De Middel, Thomas Dworzak, Larry Towell, Carolyn Drake & Andres Gonzalez, Lua Ribeira, Matt Black, Antoine D’agata, Jerome Sessini, Olivia Arthur, Rafal Milach, Paolo Pellegrin, Yael Martinez - Curated by Peter Bonnell

'PEERS' exhibition at Vrij Paleis, Amsterdam Sept 2019 with Zoe Sluijs, Jim Brook, Sam Hutchinson, Eleanor Monty, Maria Allen, Sally Robinson, Joanna Craddock, Charlie Birch, Kristina Sergeeva, Jack Greenwood, Amelia Lonsdale, Adrian Davies, Alec Aarons, Ross Williams, Anthea Spivey, Paul Phung and Michael Savage. 

'MAKING GOOD' Leeds Arts University photography staff exhibition 2019, Leeds Arts University with Sarah Eyre, Adrian Davies, Joanna Craddock, Maria Allen, Ross Williams, Paul Bennett-Todd, Sally Robinson, Xanthe Hutchinson

INDEX Festival 2019 (Fringe events alongside Yorkshire Sculpture International): 'BEINGS' Exhibition and book launch at Village Bookstore, Leeds

FORMAT International Photography Festival 2019: 'Cutting Corners' exhibition at Deda alongside Shawn Records, Eleonora Agostini, Emily Berl and Ke Peng

'MAKING GOOD' Leeds Arts University photography staff exhibition 2018, Leeds Arts University with Sarah Eyre, Adrian Davies, Joanna Craddock, Maria Allen, Ross Williams, Freya Kruczenyek, Phil Peaurt, Paul Bennett-Todd, Sally Robinson, Xanthe Hutchinson

Stuck on a Name Studios, Nottingham 2017: Lords gig with Meat Wave

Wharf Chambers, Leeds 2017: Lords gig with Bilge Pump

4th International Photography and Theory Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus 2016: Presented paper "Get off My Patch!: the visibility of vernacular creativity is seriously cramping my style".

FORMAT International Photography Festival INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER: 31st October to the 10th Jan 2016. I followed Tessa Bunny. She showed the world out there in all it's glory. I showed office furniture mostly.

Grand Art Project #3: Photography - Sculpture - Performance, 42 New Briggate, Leeds 2015: with Tom Poultney, Stella Baraklianou, Tom Martin, Simon Weldon, Matthew Smith, Phil Moody

Curator of 'TRUE NORTH' exhibition, White Cloth Gallery, Leeds 2015: with Ricky Adam, Casey Orr, Lizzie Coombes, Jonathan Turner and Jamie Sinclair

FORMAT International Photography Festival 2015: #prank4offices exhibition alongside Francesca Savavalle, Nicolo Degiorgis, George Miles, Tom Stayte, Discipula, Alex F. Webb, Boris Eldagsen, Chris Shaw, David Fathi, Karl Orihi, Marianne Bjornmyr, Matter Collective

Harrogate Photographic Society 2014: Lecture titled "Exploring Conceptual Thinking"

Seize Collective Group  show titled "Overtime" 2014: #prank4offices exhibition

Chair and organiser of 'Pictures of Leeds' event, Leeds Gallery, 2014: with Casey Orr, Peter Mitchell, Jo Booth, Lizzie Coombes and Peter Dench

'With and Without' group exhibition, The Gallery @ Flannels, Leeds, 2013: Exhibited 'Perhaps I'm Just a Poser'

FORMAT International Photo Festival Conference 2013: Presented paper 'My Planking is Analogous to Your Erwin Wurm Don't You Know? Please take the photo before I get cramp' alongside Ian Teh, Mark Curran, Mark Power, Erik Kessels, Brian Griffin and more

Black Dogs FM, Hand Made, Bradford, 2013: Field recording entitled 3 minutes 3 seconds played as part of Black Dogs FM

Nine—Five—Nine Exhibition titled ‘Work Together, Play Together’, Leeds, 2012

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, The Gallery @ Flannels, Leeds, 2011: Exhibited 'Out Of Office' series

Black Dogs, 'Next to Nothing', +44 141 Gallery , Glasgow, 2011

Black Dogs, 'Next to Nothing', The Light Shopping Centre , Leeds, 2011: Exhibited collaborative work with Rowan Bailey from the series 'Involuntary Thinking' 

ATP vs the Fans, Butlins, Minehead 2009: Lords gig alongside The Jesus Lizard, Sleep, Devo, Harvey Milk among many others

Yours Frankly, The Loft Leeds 2009: collaborative installation / performance 

'Hotdesk' curated by OUTOFOFFICE old Broadcasting House Leeds 2008

Hokaben Festival, London 93 Feet East 2008: Lords gig alongside Sun Ra Arkestra, Gravenhurst, I'm Being Good, Rolo Tomassi and more

Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham, 2007: Lords gig with The Groundhogs

KOKO, London, 2007: Lords gig with Shellac of North America

ABC2, Glasgow, 2007: Lords gig with Trans Am

KOROVA, Liverpool, 2007: Lords gig with Trans Am, Kling Klang

Bourbon Rocks, South By South West Festival, Austin, Texas 2007: Lords gig

Star & Garter, Manchester, 2006: Lords gig with Awesome Color, Former Bullies 

Latitude Festival, Suffolk, 2006: Lords gig on the LakeStage. Other bands on the bill included Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, Mogwai, Part Chimp, Antony & The Johnsons, Regina Spektor, Archie Bronson Outfit and about 300 more

Boat Club, Nottingham, 2006: Lords gig with Lightning Bolt, Blood Red Shoes

Garage, London, 2005: Lords gig with The Fucking Champs, TODD

Gallery 22, Corn Exchange, Leeds, 2005: Exhibited 'Stationary Stationery'

Brudenell, Leeds, 2005: Lords gig with The Fucking Champs, Threads

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, 2005: Lords gig with The Magic Band

The Maze, Nottingham, 2004: Lords gig with Hoover, Polaris

Damo Suzuki's Network, Nottingham Rescue Rooms, 2004: performed an hour long improvised set with Damo Suzuki from CAN

Cardigan Arms, Leeds, 2004 (My Birthday): Lords gig with Weird War, Monster Killed BY Lazer, BrownOwl

Nottingham Trent University, 2004: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with Lightning Bolt, Jackie O Motherfucker, Spin SpinThe Dogs

ICA, London, 2004: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with Lightning Bolt, The Murder Of Rosa Luxembourg

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, 2004: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with Lightning Bolt, Bilge Pump, Like A Kind Of Matador

Rock City, Nottingham, 2004: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with Mogwai, Dead Meadow

ICA, London, 2004: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with Oneida, Whitey

Access Space, Sheffield, 2004: Exhibited 'Stationary Stationery' 

The Social, Nottingham, 2003: Lords gig with PW Long

Rock City, Nottingham, 2002: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with Fugazi, Twinkie

Boat Club, Nottingham, 2002: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Faint

Boat Club, Nottingham, 2002: Wolves! (of Greece) gig broadcast live on John Peel who said that it 'made his teeth hurt'

The Social, Nottingham, 2001: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with Melt Banana, Enon

Star & Garter, Manchester, 2001: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with The Locust, The Oath

'Flux', Nottingham Trent Degree Show, Old Mill, Broadway, Nottingham, 2000: Exhibited Light Bulbs series

Boat Club, Nottingham, 2000: Wolves! (of Greece) gig with And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Seachange

Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham, 1999: Exhibited photographic work as part of a group exhibition

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