William Bock is a visual artist living between West Cork and London whose work examines identity and belonging.  Bock’s practise delves into the experiences of living between cultures, landscapes and identities, through a practice of walking, foraging and conversation with others.  His work is interdisciplinary and process led: using photography, painting, sound recording, performance and installation to explore the connections between people and their environment.  

William Bock is member is the Wilderness Art Collective and is founding member of DIG COLLECTIVE and has co-produced interdisciplinary projects in London and internationally. He completed a BA in Performance Design and Practise at Central St Martins and MA at London City & Guilds School of Art.  



1982                         Born Cork, Ireland
2002  –  2005            BA Hons Performance Design and Practise Central St Martins
2012   –  2013           MA Fine Art, City and Guilds School of Art

Selected Projects

2019-20                   Land Walks Project, Art Council Ireland & Create, Ireland
2018                        A Hole in the Alps, Art Safiental commission, Switzerland
2018                        Beech Bark Book – Baby Forest Art Festival Commission, Ireland
2018                        ReWilders,  Skibbereen Arts Festival Commission, Ireland
2016                        Blow In, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2015                        Hoarding: A fiction of accelerated urban development..
(Dig Collective)PEER Gallery Commission, London
2014                        Hole Story Project, St Johns Old Rectory, London
2012                        The Last Bock,  The Cube Microplex, Bristol
2010                        Head in the Box (Strangeworks), Barbican Commission, London

Selected Shows

2020                       Wilderness of the Mind, Wilderness Art Collective, Sidney Nolan Trust, UK (online)
2020                       Land Walks Land Talks Land Marks, Uillinn Gallery, Ireland
2018                       ReWilders – Sign of Times, Skibbereen Arts Festival, Ireland
2017                       Still Life, St Joseph’s Hospice, London
2017                       Members Show, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2015 – 2017           E20 Foyer Exhibition, Stratford, London
2017                       London Pinhole Festival, Four Corners Gallery, London
2016                       Whithurst Park Art Fair, UK
2016                       Post It, Darnley Road Gallery, London
2015                       Figur[e]ation, GalleryELL. Online Show
2014                       Group Show, Gallery 286, London


2016                       Shortlisted Artist (Dig Collective) Volksschule Kleefeld, Bern
2014                       Winner (Dig Collective) ArtLicks Weekender, ArtQuest Workweek Prize
2012                       Fenton Arts Trust


2020                       Border Mask, Wilderness Art Collective Sidney Nolan Trust (cancelled due to C-19)
2020                       Land Walks Land Talks Land Mark West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2018                       Acts of Leaving, West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2016                       Blow In, West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2011                       University of Guadalajara, Mexico