Sat 07 Jan 2017
We are pleased to announce that we are this year's recipients of the Dover Prize, a £10,000 bursary awarded to artists over a two year period with a new work to be premiered in Darlington in 2018.
Sun 22 May 2016
28 - 29 May 2016
Tunstall Pool, Greengates Street, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 6BL
Open Saturday and Sunday 11.00 - 16.00
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Sun 22 May 2016
at my mum's house
An artists commission featuring the work of Joe Fletcher Orr, Bedwyr Williams, Mark Titchner, Jasleen Kaur, Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson, Martin Creed and School of the Damned (class of '16).
32 Sunridge Avenue, Luton LU2 7JL
Open until 4 June 2016. View by appointment only.
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Fri 18 Mar 2016
ECCE HOMO ERECTUS
12 March - 26 June 2016
Franco Angeloni (IT) / Jiří David (CZ) / Rineke Dijkstra (NL) / Mathieu Klomp (NL) / Reinier Kurpershoek (NL) / Kiki Lamers (NL) / Doyle & Mallinson (GB) / Erik Ravelo (AR) / Jack Reubsaet (NL)
center for contemporary art
Merseloseweg 117 / 5801 CC Venray
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Fri 26 Jun 2015
Unannounced Acts of Publicness is an on-going testing of relations in contemporary public space.
During May 2015 ten artworks appeared unannounced on ten days in Granary Square, London. The audience was anyone present – those passing through on their commute, eating lunch, playing in the fountains, having an office break, carrying out deliveries, cleaning the square, making their way home from dancing all night – who encountered the works as part of everyday life. After each day passed, nothing of the act remained in the square. An individual who lived and/or worked locally was invited to witness each act and write a response. On June 1st the acts were announced alongside images and responses.
Unannounced Act of Publicness was devised to probe the meaning of ‘public’ in privately owned public spaces and to offer alternatives to the contemporary conditions of public space. Works were selected to test the vast scale of the square, the usual modes of behaviour and activity, and the established precedent of programmed spectacle, They introduced elements of the unexpected, the reflective, the local, the communicative, the fleeting, whilst drawing attention to the invisible, the overlooked and the ignored.
These artworks sought out and tested the fixed order of things, finding points to press against which could potentially shift something. This form of ‘testing’ intends to counter the neoliberal ‘test’ where parameters of success are already established, outside the influence of participants. Unannounced Acts of Publicness is a testing, amongst other things, of the possibilities of trust, invitation and conversation, in the relations with and between neighbours and square users, with the developer and within our own institution. These relations overlap, interweave, and expand in the space and in the works.
The artworks might be seen as ten experiments with the square and on the wider question of publicness. Through varying distinct means they provide the beginnings of a longer term sustainable social and sociable resistance, that acknowledges, and works with, the intelligence and curiosity of the participants, audiences, partners, and local communities.
Please contribute your responses to #unannouncedacts @AIR_csm.
Tue 26 May 2015
A Two Day Exhibition Takeover*
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st May, 10:00 - 17:00
*@ ‘Reflex’ Unit, The Mall Shopping Centre, Luton (to the left of M&S)
Presenting work by Doyle & Mallinson
As the second installment of their exciting 2015 visual arts programme Luton based curatorial umbrella ‘The Midas Touch’ (TMT) present ‘REFLEX’.
Extending a commitment to the use of existing spaces, ‘Reflex’ will be situated within an empty retail unit in the heart of Luton town’s shopping centre. The exhibition is the second stage of an 8 months Arts Council funded project, which supports both local artists and artists from further afield, exploring the town’s existing creative community and encouraging a wider recognition of Luton’s contribution to contemporary art. Building on the momentum and success of the recent ‘Generation Game’ exhibition, this exciting 2 day takeover will present the work of Shaun Doyle & Mally Mallinson.
Drawing on a diverse and multi-faceted pool of references from religion, form & function to cultural re-appropriation, Doyle and Mally’s often politically charged work oscillates between antagonistic and satirical. Extended exploration into commerce, consumer culture, communities, pride and arguably lefty aggression make not only Luton, but moreover the shopping centre as an interesting and relevant point of consideration.
Through ‘Reflex’, TMT is proud to host a rich selection of Doyle and Mallinson’s work, with large sculptures from modified skeletons to Wendy houses, offset against a backdrop of collages. Skeletal sculptures, drag Tesco shopping bags with their extended arms, exploring an ‘imaginery branch of human evolution ~ [which] exists in a post apocalyptic world where family groups survive on so called value food and ready meals’. The collages and prints ‘are vehicles for juvenile insults that are the clearest statements of our kynical / cynical humour. The results of a deliberate regression, they are tabloid / plebian expressions of our suspicion of fashion, material gain and social power play.’
Long standing collaborators Doyle & Mallinson have exhibited in major institutions both in the UK and internationally including ‘London Open' (2012) Whitechapel Gallery and ‘Rude Britannia’, (2010) Tate Britain. Solo shows include ‘The Dog’s Dinner’ (2013), Galerie Nostheide-Eycke, Germany, ‘Ecce Homo Erectus’ (2008) Venlo Stadhuis, NL and ‘Peristroma Dolorosa’ (2005) MOT International London. Shortlisted in ‘Artangel 100’ in 2013 they were featured on ‘The Culture Show’ (2010) for their ‘Fascist Fruit Boys’ in Tate Britain’s ‘Rude Britannia’.