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
Interview on 'A Corner With' as part of an online feature called A Corner Of Home curated by Trine Stephensen and Joanna L. Cresswell
#prank4offices Philosophy of Photography, Volume 10, Number 1, April 2019, pp. 101-113(13), Intellect Publishing
Wolves Of Greece 12" Record '2000 - 2004' published by Wrong Speed Records and Gringo Records Feb 2021
FORMAT 21 festival catalogue 'Home Occupations' image and text March 21
Exhibitions, gigs and the like
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