Will Cruickshank

Will Cruickshank has a multidisciplinary practice which includes sculpture, film, photography, and printmaking, alongside machines and participatory works.

His recent practice has focused on making objects through the development of experimental machinery, materials, and production methods. This began in three grain silos in Essex, which he converted as studio spaces in 2015.  Often repurposing equipment such as cement mixers, bikes, or potters wheels he has devised complex makeshift weaving machines, improvised lathes, printing presses, and water carving techniques. 

This period of research was funded by Arts Council England through 2018-19. 

Material, machine, and maker, each take their turn in leading or resisting outcomes and it is a sensitivity to this push and pull that drives the work.  It is a practice grounded in learning by doing, and thinking through making.

Will now lives and works in Devon, where he set up a new studio this year.


works
Will Cruickshank
Triple Phase Wall Hanging (Green-Mauve-Yellow)
2020
mixed yarn and wood
cm 190 x 75 x 3
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Triple Phase Wall Hanging (Green- Mauve-Yellow), 2020

Will Cruickshank
Radial bookmatch no. 1
2020
water carved plaster and thread, mounted on plywood
cm 110 x 110 x 3
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Radial Bookmatch No. 1, 2020

Will Cruickshank
Colour Field Triangle No. 4
2021
mixed yarn and wood
cm 68 x 75 x 2
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Colour Field Triangle No. 4, 2021

Will Cruickshank
Sliced Spindle Series 2: No. 4
2019
mixed yarn and thread on wood
cm 56 x 25 x 12
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Sliced Spindle Series 2: No. 4, 2019

Will Cruickshank
Cone
2021
plaster, pigment and thread
cm 49 x 30 x 30
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Cone, 2021

Will Cruickshank
Sliced Spindle Series 2 N.15
2019
mixed yarn and wood
cm 113 x 31 x 16
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Sliced Spindle Series 2 N.15, 2019


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