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Monday 21 November 2022

David Osbaldeston

'A Pastiche of Different Techniques' at Moon Grove

24 November 2022 - 25 January 2023
Moon Grove, Manchester
PV Wednesday 23 November, 6-9PM

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Monday 31 October 2022

The Horror Show! at Somerset House

Including works by Anne Bean, Lucy Gunning, Susan Hiller, Harminder Judge, Tina Keane, Lindsey Mendick, Tai Shani and Suzanne Treister

Several artists who have worked with Matt's Gallery over the years feature in The Horror Show!, a major exhibition now open at Somerset House. Including works by Anne Bean, Lucy Gunning, Susan Hiller, Harminder Judge, Tina Keane, Lindsey Mendick, Tai Shani and Suzanne Treister among many others; The Horror Show! celebrates our greatest cultural provocateurs and visionaries, examining how ideas rooted in horror have informed the last 50 years of creative rebellion in Britain.

The Horror Show! is co-curated by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and Claire Catterall, who also conceived the idea.

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Nicola Bealing, WTF, 2021

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Friday 28 October 2022

Nicola Bealing

Head to Head

Two paintings by Nicola Bealing are included in the exhibition Head to Head, at GBS Fine Art until 26 November.

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Monday 24 October 2022

Anne Bean and Naomi Pearce

Stephen Cripps: In Real Life

Due to travel disruption, this event has been moved from Saturday 5 November 2022.

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Photograph courtesy the artist and England & Co

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Monday 24 October 2022

Anne Bean

The Horror Show! A Twisted Tale of Modern Britain at Somerset House

Work by Anne Bean will be included in The Horror Show! A Twisted Tale of Modern Britain at Somerset House, open 27 Oct 2022 – 19 Feb 2023.

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Friday 21 October 2022

Lindsay Seers

Making Worlds: An Imagineering Project at MoCA Taipei

Work by Lindsay Seers will be in included in the exhibition Making Worlds: An Imagineering Project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, 5 November 2022 - 29 January 2023.

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Friday 21 October 2022

Jordan Baseman

UNTV Drive-in Cinema

Jordan Baseman's film, A River in Reverse, will be screened 30 October 8pm, as part of the UNTV Drive-in Cinema in the heart of Western lutruwita/Tasmania, produced by cultural organisation The Unconformity.

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Monday 17 October 2022

Jordan Baseman

Oregon Film Festival

Jordan Baseman's film, A Different Kind of Different, will be screened 27 October in Eugene, Oregon, as part of the Oregon Independent Film Festival. The film has been awared Best Short Film at the festival.

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Sunday 16 October 2022

Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent

Cold Light at Turner Contemporary

Cold Light by Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent opens at Turner Contemporary, 22 October 2022 - 8 January 2023. Cold Light, a new video installation and virtual reality work, was first shown at Matt's Gallery earlier this year and was developed in partnership with Turner Contemporary and E-WERK Luckenwalde.

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Thursday 13 October 2022

Anne Bean

Frieze Masters Spotlight: Women Artists of the 20th Century

A solo presentation of Anne Bean's work, with England & Co, London, will be part of the Spotlight section at Frieze Masters, 12-16 October 2022.

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Friday 7 October 2022

Alison Turnbull

Those tiny little sparks

Alison Turnbull has recently completed a commission for Peterhouse Technology Park in Cambridge. Taking inspiration from the surrounding architecture, and the microchips being designed inside, Those tiny little sparks borrows its title from a song by Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp.

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Friday 7 October 2022

Melanie Jackson

Brewers Towner International

Melanie Jackson's work is included in Brewers Towner International at Towner Eastbourne, 15 October 2022 - 22 January 2023. Melanie will be showing a new 10 minute single screen edit of Spekyng Rybawdy and a selection of ceramic and plywood sculptures

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Friday 7 October 2022

Willie Doherty

IS AND IS NOT at Kerlin Gallery

An exhibition of a new body of work by Willie Doherty opens at Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, 15 October - 19 November.

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Monday 3 October 2022

Alison Turnbull

ATX 2012 Apple Varieties

An article on Alison Turnbull's work 'ATX 2012 Apple Varieties' has been published by Apples & People. Read the article here.

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Friday 30 September 2022

Brian Catling (1948-2022)

Obituary

Brian Catling (1948-2022)

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Friday 30 September 2022

Hayley Newman and Anne Bean

Out of the Margins: Performance in London’s Institutions 1990s – 2010s at Whitechapel Gallery

Work by Hayley Newman and Anne Bean is included in Out of the Margins at Whitechapel Gallery, 30 August 2022 – 15 January 2023.

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Friday 30 September 2022

Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen

MOUTHPIECE at New Media Gallery

Work by Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen is included in MOUTHPIECE at the New Media Gallery, Vancouver, October 1 - December 11, 2022.

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Thursday 22 September 2022

Middlesbrough Art Weekender

Leah Capaldi and Jimmie Durham showing, 22-25 September

The 5th edition of the Middlesbrough Art Weekender invites over 75 artists to explore the theme 'power POWER'. This is the fourth consecutive year that Matt's Gallery has worked with Middlesbrough Art Weekender, who are presenting Overlay by Leah Capaldi at their Auxiliary Project Space.

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Friday 16 September 2022

Michael Curran

LICHTEKOOI, TWHYLIGHT: an evening with Michael Curran & film screening

LICHTEKOOI, TWHYLIGHT: an evening with Michael Curran & film screening of Jacques Rivette's 1976 Masterpiece DUELLE, 24.09.2022 at 8 pm, part of 'Zomer in de kloostertuin' at Extra City.

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Friday 9 September 2022

Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent in collaboration with Performance Electrics

Cold Light at E-WERK

Cold Light by Lindsay Seers & Keith Sargent in collaboration with Performance Electrics opens 17 September at E-WERK Luckenwalde. Cold Light was first shown here at Matt's Gallery 29 April – 17 July 2022, and was produced through a collaboration between E-WERK, Turner Contemporary and Matt's Gallery.

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Friday 26 August 2022

Melanie Jackson

SupaVenezia

Spekyng Rybawdy, a run of silk scarves by Melanie Jackson, will be exhibited and available to purchase at SupaVenezia from August 31st at A plus A Gallery. You can also purchase a scarf at the Matt's Gallery online shop here.

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Friday 26 August 2022

Nicola Bealing

Hospital Rooms: Like there is hope and I can dream of another world at Hauser & Wirth

Work by Nicola Bealing is included in ‘Like there is hope and I can dream of another world’ at Hauser & Wirth, Savile Row, until 14th September. Work from the exhibition will be auctioned in aid of Hospital Rooms, hosted by Bonhams, with online bidding from 8th September.

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Monday 22 August 2022

Jordan Baseman

Curated 5 Films by 5 Filmmakers for Cryptofiction

Jordan Baseman has selected 5 films each by a different filmmaker, available to watch on demand, for Cryptofiction.

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Friday 12 August 2022

Jo Bruton

Haptic Vision: Rosa Lee and Jo Bruton at Richard Saltoun

An exhibition of the work of Jo Bruton and Rosa Lee will open at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, 20 August-1 October.

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Tuesday 9 August 2022

Leah Capaldi

New Contemporaries British School at Rome Residency

Leah Capaldi has shared some writing on her time at the New Contemporaries British School at Rome Residency, which took place in November 2021.

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Friday 5 August 2022

Gerard Hemsworth

High on Hope at Cross Lane Projects

High on Hope, 23 July – 24 September 2022 at Cross Lanes Project, has been conceived as a memorial exhibition for the artist Gerard Hemsworth (1945-2021). It brings together a selection of Hemsworth’s canvases with that the work by eight other artists whom he taught, on the Master’s programme at Goldsmiths College, London, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Tuesday 26 July 2022

Next at Matt's Gallery

Nathaniel Mellors, Estate

Next at Matt's Gallery:
Nathaniel Mellors
Estate
25 Sept - 18 Dec 2022

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Thursday 7 July 2022

Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent

DYSPLA_CuratesXR x Liberty

Work by Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent will be included in the Mayor of London Liberty Festival, 22 – 24 July.

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Thursday 30 June 2022

Lucy Gunning and Annie Whiles

Host & Guest / Nick Stewart & Friends at PALFREY

Work by Lucy Gunning and Annie Whiles will be included in Host & Guest / Nick Stewart & Friends, opening at PALFREY 9 July 2-8pm.

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Wednesday 22 June 2022

Jordan Baseman

The London Open

Jordan Baseman's film gendersick will be shown at Whitechapel Gallery as part of the London Open 2022, 30 June - 4 September.

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Monday 20 June 2022

David Osbaldeston

Art Car Boot Sale

David Osbaldeston will be taking part in the Art Car Boot Sale at SWG3 in Glasgow, 25 and 26 June.

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Monday 20 June 2022

Brian Catling

Press for film adaptation of Earwig

Director Lucile Hadzihalilovic discusses her new film based on Brian Catling's novella Earwig in Diabolique Magazine.

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Sunday 19 June 2022

Nicola Bealing

Come to Sunny Prestatyn at ArcadeCampfa

Nicola Bealing's work will be included in Dowch i Brestatyn Heulog (Come to Sunny Prestatyn) at ArcadeCampfa, Cardiff, 2nd July - 20th August.

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Newt Tank by Nicola Bealing has been selected by Stephen Chambers RA for inclusion in this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, 21 June — 21 August 2022.

Nicola's work has also been reproduced on a banner on the front of the Royal Academy.

Newt Tank by Nicola Bealing has been selected by Stephen Chambers RA for inclusion in this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, 21 June — 21 August 2022.

Nicola's work has also been reproduced on a banner on the front of the Royal Academy.

Friday 17 June 2022

Nicola Bealing

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022

Newt Tank by Nicola Bealing has been selected by Stephen Chambers RA for inclusion in this year's Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, 21 June — 21 August 2022.

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Thursday 9 June 2022

Graham Fagen

Contributor to A A TO T V (CLADINORO) GIORGIO SADOTTI

Last chance to see the exhibition A A TO T V (CLADINORO) GIORGIO SADOTTI at No Show Space, closing 11 June.

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Wednesday 8 June 2022

Jennet Thomas

Whitstable Biennale

Work by Jennet Thomas will be included in this year's Whitstable Biennale, 11 June-19 June.

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Tuesday 31 May 2022

Ron Henocq

Ron Henocq, 2020 / VISIONS

RIVA GALLERY, 72B Southgate Rd, N1 3JF

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Friday 27 May 2022

Oona Grimes

The Bryan Robertson Award

Oona Grimes has been awarded the Bryan Robertson Award.

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Friday 20 May 2022

Nicola Bealing

Nicola Bealing in A Modern Capricho

Nicola Bealing will be showing in the group exhibition ‘A Modern Capricho’ at Cross Lane Projects, London, opening 28 May, 6-8pm.

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Friday 20 May 2022

Jordan Baseman

Shop staff pick: Jordan Baseman's 'Dark is the Night'

The first staff pick for our new shop is ‘Dark is The Night’ by Jordan Baseman, selected by Tuna El-Salihie, Stanley Picker Trainee.

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Friday 20 May 2022

Brian Catling

Upcoming film adaptation of Earwig

Brian Catling's novella 'Earwig' has been adapted into a film, directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic, in cinemas June 10. Click here watch the trailer.

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Wednesday 18 May 2022

Matt's Gallery Congratulates Gilane Tawadros

Gilane Tawadros appointed as Director of Whitechapel Gallery

Matt's Gallery congratulates writer and curator Gilane Tawadros on her appointment as Director of Whitechapel Gallery. Tawadros was a Matt's Gallery Trustee between 2014 and 2016. She will take up her post in October 2022.

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Friday 13 May 2022

Robin Klassnik

Neo-Dada. Irony. Contestation.

Jarosław Kozłowski's Archive of Ideas is exhibiting Robin Klassnik work in the archival exhibition NEO-DADA. IRONIA. KONTESTACJA in Poznan, Poland. Klassnik's works in the exhibition are a collection of postcards and rubber stamps he sent to Kozlowski in 1975. Kozlowski's gallery Akumulatory 2 (1972-1990) was the inspiration for Klassnik's establishing of Matt's Gallery in 1979.

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Anne Bean, The White Room, May 1970

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Thursday 5 May 2022

Anne Bean

Forthcoming Performance: The Wormhole Contract at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle

Anne Bean will be Performing the Wormhole Contract at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle on 14th May at 7pm.

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Thursday 5 May 2022

Graham Fagen

Graham Fagen in The RSA’s 196th Annual Exhibition

Graham Fagen RSA and Edward Summerton RSA are exhibiting their piece, Social Housing (For the Strict Nature Reserve) in the RSA’s 196th Annual Exhibition. The show is on Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm until 12 June.

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Thursday 5 May 2022

Graham Fagen

Graham Fagen limited edition print

Graham Fagen has released a limited edition giclée print ‘Nancy, Bell, Roselle (The ships that Robert Burns booked passages to Jamaica on) (2022) for the National Galleries of Scotland.

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Jordan Baseman, A Different Kind of Different, duration 15:00 mins,(still), Matt's Gallery, 2021

Jordan Baseman, A Different Kind of Different, duration 15:00 mins,(still), Matt's Gallery, 2021

Thursday 5 May 2022

Jordan Baseman

Winner of the People's Choice Award at Humboldt Int'l Film Festival

Jordan Baseman film A Different Kind of Different has won the People's Choice Award in the Animation category at Humboldt Int'l Film Festival.

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Alison Turnbull, Amplified, detail, The Postal Museum, London, 2022

Alison Turnbull, Amplified, detail, The Postal Museum, London, 2022

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Alison Turnbull

in Sorting Britain: The Power Of Postcodes at The Postal Museum

Alison Turnbull is featured in Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes at The Postal Museum. This exhibition celebrates the story of a postal innovation that changed life in Britain. From the price of your house to range of health care you can access, postcodes impact people daily. They developed in the mid-20th century to help sort and process the post. Since then, they have become much more than that.

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Alison Turnbull, Rhododendron Jazz Band, 2022

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Wednesday 4 May 2022

Alison Turnbull - Rhododendron Jazz Band

in Rhododendrons: Riddle, Obsession, Threat at Inverleith House

Alison Turnbull presents a new site-specific work, Rhododendron Jazz Band as part of Rhododendrons: Riddle, Obsession, Threat at Edinburgh's Inverleith House. Coinciding with the peak flowering period of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s rhododendrons, the exhibition reveals the organisations’ significant history of collecting, researching and cultivating this unique plant.

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Frances Scott, Aureole, 2021, still. Single channel, 16mm film and betacam video transferred to digital, colour, stereo.

Frances Scott, Aureole, 2021, still. Single channel, 16mm film and betacam video transferred to digital, colour, stereo.

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Frances Scott - Aureole

Screening at Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, 2-8 May 2022

Frances Scott's Aureole commissioned by Matt's Gallery for MattFlix, will screen in 'Diffraction of Language' at Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, 2-8 May 2022 - with Apichatpong Weerasethakul retrospective and Dara Birnbaum carte blanche.

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Thursday 28 April 2022

Matt's Gallery, Nine Elms Opening

Lindsay Seers and Keith Sargent: Cold Light, 29 April – 17 July, 2022, Nine Elms

A massive thank you to everyone who came to the opening of Matt's Gallery, Nine Elms.

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Wednesday 6 April 2022

Melanie Jackson

Spekyng Rybawdy, 22nd April – 28th May 2022

Block 336 is very pleased to be showing Spekyng Rybawdy, the latest and most ambitious incarnation of Melanie Jackson’s ongoing project exploring the transgressive narratives and explicit symbolism of Medieval pilgrim bawdy badges. Through a carnival of colourful, erotically charged characters, Spekyng Rybawdy encourages us to re-examine not only our ideas about who took part in the production and circulation of imagery in the medieval period – but also how this might enable us to reconsider the origins of dissenting representations, sexual politics and our attitudes and behaviours today.

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Video still from Creatures by Valentine Lyons, Michael Curran 2014

Video still from Creatures by Valentine Lyons, Michael Curran 2014

Wednesday 6 April 2022

Michael Curran

A Voice Through The Ether

Read Michael Curran in conversation with Chris Valentine. Curran explores the themes and dreams of Valentine Lyons. Trish Lyons is a long term collaborator of Curran's. The two performed Karaoke Macbeth at the Macbeth public house in Hoxton St in 1999. Lyons consequently appeared in both Love in A Cold Climate and most notably singing in Curran's Look What The Done To My Song at Matt's Gallery in 2007. Lyons also wrote the text St. Cecilia for the show's notes.