Protocol 2018

5 October at 18h00 to 7 October at 20h00. Q Park, Cavendish Square, London, W1


Passion for Freedom 2018

The Children of Calais has been shortlisted for Passion for Freedom 2018

1-13 October 2018 at La Galleria Pall Mall, and The Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London


The Children of Calais

A new public sculpture by Ian Wolter

Unveiling & Reception: Friday 8 June, 12 noon
Dorset House Garden, off Church Street, Saffron Waldon CB10 1JW

The Children of Calais is a life-sized sculpture of six children in poses echoing The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin. The piece is designed to provoke debate about the inhumanity of our response to the children caught up in the ongoing refugee crisis.

The sculpture will be unveiled by Lord Dubs, Labour peer and former child refugee, who is outspoken in his criticism of the current Government’s decision to renege on its previous commitment to take in 3,000 unaccompanied children.

Rodin’s original memorialises a moment during the Hundred Years’ War when Calais was under siege by England for over a year and King Edward offered to spare the people of the city on condition that six of its burghers would surrender themselves.

Ian Wolter’s sculpture evokes a parallel narrative: the sacrifice being demanded of child migrants for our ‘greater good’. Dressed in contemporary clothing, one of the figures holds a lifejacket in place of the city key held in Rodin’s original.



26 March 2018

FLUX Exhibition 2018

My new film: The Knowledge has been selected to be shown at FLUX Exhibition at The Chelsea College of Art 11th – 15th April 2018



8 January 2018

Artrooms Roma 2018

The Knowledge has been selected to be shown at Artrooms Roma at The at The Church Palace, Via Aurelia, 00165 Roma RM. 2nd – 4th March 2018



25 November 2017


I was delighted to be awarded the RomArt Sculpture Prize 2017 for The Ectoplasm of Self Delusion


31 October 2017


One of my works has been selected to be shown at the Biennial of Art and Culture of Rome from 24/11/2017 to 10/01/2018


28 September 2017


My stop motion animation: Squeeze will be shown as part of ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH at
Jorge Jurado Gallery, Bogotà, November 01-30, 2017


28 September 2017

21st National Open Art Exhibition

One of my works has been selected to be shown at Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf Southbank London | 17 – 26 November 2017


1 May 2017


Krystyna Skarbek Memorial – Ognisko Polskie, London

My new portrait of Krystyna Skarbek, Britain’s first female special agent of WW2, will be unveiled at Ognisko Polskie, the Polish Hearth Club, on 9 May. This will be the first memorial to Skarbek, who was also the inspiring subject of Clare Mulley‘s last book, The Spy Who Loved.


18 January 2017

e-Luminate Cambridge

Showing new work in collaboration with Susie Olczak as part of the e-luminate Festival in Cambridge in February. Fri 10 – Wed 15 February 2017


6 January 2017

e-Luminate Cambridge Festival

e-Luminate Cambridge is a contemporary arts festival for a city at the forefront of technological research, offering the opportunity for residents and visitors to discover the richness and diversity of the city’s iconic buildings and public spaces in a new light.

Festival Director Alessandra Caggiano is curating the 2017 Festival with Pat Kane, a writer, curator and researcher.

Ian Wolter’s The View from Here, a very large, kinetic light-work and performance sculpture, will be performed in Cambridge for the first time. Fri 10 – Wed 15 February 2017


14 October 2016


‘GLOW’ at Eastbury Manor House, Upney, East London

Friday and Saturday November 25-26th 2016,  from 5pm- 10pm GLOW will include a major new kinetic work by Ian Wolter



31 March 2016


‘Not A Champagne Life’ at Hundred Years Gallery, London

Thursday 21 April to Sunday 1 May 2016

With a nod to the recent all-female exhibition in a male-run corporate space, Not a Champagne Life brings together the works of three emerging artists in a female-run independent gallery, and addresses the subjects of social order, gender equality and freedom of speech.

Not a Champagne Life features three-dimensional works by Emma Elliott, Penelope Harrall and Ian Wolter, and makes reference to the luxury lifestyles enjoyed by a privileged minority compared to the increasing burden of austerity on the majority of people.

The selected works combine strong figurative and symbolic elements with performance, sound and movement while commenting on the hidden metaphor of each respective medium: Ian Wolter’s busts implying status and authority; the assumption of aesthetic beauty in bronze as illustrated by Emma Elliott; while the items of feminine care at the core of Penelope Harrall’s work are generally expected to be hidden from view.

The launch event and private view on 21 April will include a live performance by Penelope Harrall, and the exhibition will be closing with a panel discussion on the artists’ respective approach to themes of social and political relevance on May Day, a date of pre-Christian significance more recently observed as Labour Day across the world.

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19 March 2016

Version 2

Ian Wolter announced winner of ‘Video Art and Performance’ category in this year’s Arte Laguna’s Art Prize

Ian Wolter’s choral performance The Holy See Gets It recognised for “his ability to analyze and deal with a current social issue in an original and brilliant way. The performance ‘The Holy See Gets It’ turns out to be a complete research work in every aspect: the music, the text, the critical use of a sacred element.”

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October 2015


‘ShowTime!’ at Art Language Location, Cambridge

Saturday 17 October 2015

Ian Wolter to present new choral work at one-day festival.

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