Sunday, 14 September 2014
Interview with Jules Wright: The Wapping Project Bankside-Mayfair
Jules Wright / The Wapping Project Bankside-Mayfair
Feisty, flame-haired Australian Jules Wright came to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1975. She studied for a PhD in Psychology, simultaneously began directing at the Theatre Royal in Stratford East, and also became the first female director of the Royal Court Theatre. In 1993, she acquired a derelict power station building in Wapping and launched The Wapping Project, turning the site into a restaurant and arts venue, hosting large-scale exhibitions and celebrity-filled opening night parties. In 2009, she additionally launched The Wapping Project Bankside, next to Tate Modern, a commercial gallery, focused on lens-based media. Earlier this year she ended her lease on both and September sees the launch of her new venue, The Wapping Project Bankside-Mayfair, in Ely House, home to Mallett, on Dover Street.
Anna McNay met with Wright to discuss this venture, her work as a whole, and her views on the photographic medium.
To read this interview, please go to: http://www.photomonitor.co.uk/2014/09/the-wapping-project-bankside-mayfair/