In the book Sites of Transformation: Applied and Socially Engaged Scenography in Rural Landscapes I examine the expanding field of socially engaged scenography and the development of scenography as a distinctive type of applied art and performance practice that seeks tangible, therapeutic, and transformative real-world outcomes.

Writing & Research


I have published books, book chapters, e-publications and journal articles. My book Sites of Transformation was published on 24th February 2022 by Bloomsbury Methuen.

I am a Visiting Lecturer at a number of UK universities at undergraduate and post graduate level, an Associate Member of the HEA and hold a Supporting Learning Programme teaching qualification.

Episode 2, Family’, William Wordsworth: From This Green Earth.

This blog (episode 2) focuses on the close family bonds in the Wordsworth household and shines a light on the vital literary and practical contributions of Wordsworth’s wife Mary and his sister Dorothy. It features artist and researcher Louise Ann Wilson who created an installation and series of walking performances inspired by Dorothy Wordsworth’s Rydal Journals.

Louise's article 'Dorothy Wordsworth and her Female Contemporaries’ Legacy: A feminine ‘material’ sublime approach to the creation of walking-performance in mountainous landscapes' was published in (eds.) Jonathan Pitches and David Shearing Performance Research: On Mountains (2019), 24: 2.

Through her practice and research, and a close study of Dorothy Wordsworth and her female comtemporaries approach to, and way of engaging with landscape, Louise has developed 'Seven Scenographic Principles'. These principles apply the concept of the feminine 'material' sublime, which offers a counterpoint to the ‘masculine’ or ‘transcendent sublime’. 

Louise regularly exhibit her practice and research often curating her site-specific walking-performances into galleries where objects, sound, film and performance elements are distilled into installations. Most recently in Decemember 2021 when she exhibted Tell it to the Bees at Maketank Gallery in Exeter.