31 March 2017

Dean Street

Gary Hume commission for Dean Street

Gary Hume’s marble relief work for Dean Street in London is nearing completion. It’s currently being fabricated in Suffolk by Kim Meredew and will be installed in June 2017.

The work has been commissioned by developers GPE in collaboration with architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands.

Photo: Kim Meredew’s studio, Suffolk
© Thierry Bal, 2017

06 March 2017

Boys Club

Marginal Activity: Twins Talk

I was delighted to be invited to take part in the Twins Talks programme on 2 March to talk about my marginal position in the world of architecture.

Organised by Charles Holland and Robert Mull at University of Brighton, the programme is a new series of architecture talks exploring ‘difficult alliances, strange bedfellows and new relationships’.

Photo: Dalston Boys Club, London / talk location.

30 January 2017


New project in Lund, Sweden

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been appointed by Lund Cathedral and White Arkitekter to devise a long-term art / architecture commissioning programme for Brunnshög, a neighbourhood 5 kilometres north east of Lund town centre.

Beginning with temporary commissions in winter 2017 and spring 2018, leading on to a pavilion project that houses events, performances, conferences, talks and workshops, the programme will engage residents, establish a platform for critical discourse on urban expansion and inform the long-term development of the neighbourhood.

Photo: Brunnshög
© Petra Bindel 2017

28 November 2016


History Rising at CCS Bard, NY

Work by Marjolijn Dijkman, made for our History Rising project, is currently on display at the Hessel Museum of Art, NY, as part of the exhibition ‘We are the Center for Curatorial Studies’.

14 November 2016


The Museum of Dark Places

I curated an evening of night prowling in hidden spaces around the Museum of London on 2 Nov involving mythical creatures, experimental choirs, a talk on apocalyptic literature, a thought experiment on night walking, a tour of night sounds, and a performance called ‘In the darkness they swing their manes like pendulums’.

Hundreds of people came; we drank night-themed cocktails, wore blue visors and sung a score by candle-light in an 18th c. church.

View a short film of the night here.

Photo: Musarc, performance in the delivery bay, Museum of London, Nov 2016.
© Yiannis Katsaris

14 November 2016


The Night Museum book

I was invited by Lauren Parker, Curator at the Museum of London, to edit a booklet for the Night Museum programme (Oct - Nov 2016).

It’s designed by Polimekanos and includes brilliant texts on LOSS, DARKNESS and ENDINGS from Joanna Walsh, Frances Morgan and Matthew Beaumont, as well as drawings by Nicky Deeley. Interspersed throughout the booklet is a series of objects that form part of the Museum of London’s vast and truly fantastic collection.

10 September 2016

Palace Ruin by James Beckett, talk at TAAK, the Netherlands, 30 Sept 2016

I’m really looking forward to taking part in James Beckett’s programme of talks and events in Amserdam. ‘Palace Ruin’ is a reconstruction of a fragment of the Paleis door Volksvlijt (1864) in the city which burned down in 1929. His installation serves as a stage for lectures and concerts.

The project links to my on-going interest in destruction.

More info on Palace Ruin here

04 August 2016

My home is your home

I’m happy to have contributed a text to this gorgeous book ‘My Home Is Your Home’ - houses as sites for artistic production.

Edited by Peter Carl, Torange Khonsari, Hugh Pearman, Olivia Sheringham, Jane Rendell, published by public works publishing 2016.

12 July 2016

‘Murdered with Straight Lines’ in the press

We’ve had the most amazing response to our book ‘Murdered with Straight Lines: drawings of Bristol by Garth England’, a lot of which came out of this fantastic piece by Tim Burrows in the Guardian. It’s also been covered in New York by Hyperallergic and more locally by the Bristol Post, Bristol Life and BBC Radio Bristol.

I’m most proud of the fact that the book is selling like hotcakes at the local newsagent in Hengrove and is on sale at the Arnolfini, Tourist Information Centre (Bristol), the AA bookshop and RIBA bookshop (London). A wonderfully eclectic range of audiences.

24 March 2016

Flood House

VERY excited to be working with Matthew Butcher and Focal Point Gallery on this project.

Flood House is a prototype structure that is both a practical and poetic investigation into the living conditions of a seasonally flooded landscape. It will function as part projected future dwelling and part practical laboratory, monitoring the very particular tidal conditions of the Thames Estuary.

Artists Ruth Ewan, photographer Frank Watson, and writer Joanna Quinn have been commissioned to make work in response to the structure, which will be roaming the estuary through April and May this year.

See Flood House website for details of mooring points, commissions and events.

Image: Flood House at Wakering Boatyard, April 2016. © Brotherton-Lock

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