I’m an artist practicing in Narrm/Melbourne on Boon wurrung, Bunurong, and Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country. I produce writing, sculpture and sound art through my research into the imbalance between notions of form and matter in forming practices. I’ve been writing and improvising sculptural-sonic installations for the last 15 years. I hold a BFA Honours and MFA from the Victorian College of the Arts; and a PhD from Monash University, Fine Art (2022). I am often working collaboratively and collectively, such as in Tributaries (with Geoff Robinson, Saskia Schut, Ying-Lan Dann), and in Lèlè/乐乐 (with Yongping Ren).

Recent solo works include: Benthic Community Flutes Sketch 2 (Snapping and Sandy Ghost Shrimp, Swamp Scrub, Mussel) premiered at Grafton Regional Gallery; Little and Many Intensities and Beeswax Flutes 2 for Liquid Architecture; Leaves (Hope for Resonance) at Youkobo Art Space; Forming Resonant Situations at MADA Gallery; that which enables and constrains… at West Space which included the publication of my first (action) score book titled Sweet Potato; widen, subtract, warm, cool… at Incinerator Art Gallery; Processual Rhythms at The Substation; Enfolding Outward at Outward Projects; and, Benthic Community Flutes Sketch 1 (Sandy Ghost Shrimp) at Study Space, and as a finalist piece in the Darebin Art Prize.

email: benjaminwds[at]gmail.com