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July 2010

Richard Grayson exhibits Messiah, originally commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 2004, at 17th Biennale of Sydney, 12 May—1 August 2010, curated by David Elliott.
Mike Nelson selected to represent Britain at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
The British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is commissioned by the British Council.

Next exhibition at Matt’s Gallery
The next exhibition at Matt’s Gallery is Observatory by Alison Turnbull. The exhibition runs from 15 September 2010 until 31 October and marks a new direction in her work inspired by plans of Thomas Jefferson's observatory.

Matt's Gallery presents TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell at Dilston Grove, London.
17-19 September 2010.
Richard Grayson Messiah, (video extract) commissioned by Matt's Gallery in 2004, showing at 17th Biennale of Sydney, from 12 May until 1 August 2010

Artists’ exhibitions, projects, awards and events
Here are some highlights for July and August 2010:

Jordan Baseman has been awarded an artists residency at St Johns College Oxford

Jordan Baseman's video Perfume Disco Coma can be seen at the Tatton Park Biennial from 17 July - 30 August 2010 Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 July, Saturday 31 July & Sunday 1 August. Saturday 28, Sunday 29 & Monday 30 August
Jordan Baseman Perfume Disco Coma, 2008 (production still)

Jordan Baseman's video The Dandy Doctrine (A Delightful Illusion) will be shown at the 11th Melbourne Underground Film Festival. August 20 - 28th 2010

Jordan Baseman The Dandy Doctrine, 2009 (production still)

Roy Voss is showing Fell 40 in The Crystal Palace (Destroyed) at WORKS|PROJECTS Bristol. Curated by Simon Morrissey.
3 July - 7 August 2010

Roy Voss Fell 40, digital print 2009

Lindsay Seers is showing The Truth Was Always There in the exhibition Steps into the Arcane at the Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Switzerland.Until 19 December 2010

Lindsay Seers The Truth Was Always There 2006/10 (video installation view)

Matthew Tickle is showing in What I Thought at The Time at Five Years, Unit 66, 6th floor, Regent Studio's, 8 Andrews Road, E8 4QN.
PV Fri 24th Sept, open following 3 weekends (25 & 26Sept, 2& 3 Oct and 9 & 10 Oct) 1 - 6pm and by appointment.

Matthew Tickle Game, photograph 2007

Paul Rooney will be showing a new installation involving a felled tree and a projected text in Magazine 10, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. 14 – 22 August 2010

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Artists' exhibitions and events continued

Fiona Crisp is showing part of her Abteilung series and other works in Architectural Fictions at South Hill Park Bracknell Gallery, Berkshire.
Curated by Tim Renshaw and Mary Maclean.
4 July - 29 August 2010

Fiona Crisp Abteilung Nr/W Archival digital print from colour transparency, 112 x 112 cm 2005-6

Alison Turnbull will be showing Botanic Garden in Seeing in Colour, a British Council Collection exhibition of prints to tour Armenia, Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
September – December 2010

Continuing Exhibitions & Last Chance to See
The following exhibitions and events were featured in the May & June News page but will continue into July and August 2010:

Richard Grayson has been selected to exhibit in the 17th Biennale of Sydney 2010. The Biennale opens on 12 May, running until 1 August 2010 and is curated by David Elliott. Grayson’s work Messiah, which was originally commissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 2004, can be seen at the Cockatoo Island site. Susan Hiller will also show The Last Silent Movie at the Biennale, which screened at Matt’s Gallery in 2008.

Susa n Hiller The Last Silent Movie, (exhibited at Matt's Gallery in July 2008) showing at 17th Biennale of Sydney, from 12 May until 1 August 2010

Mike Nelson The Coral Reef 2000 (installation view at Matt's Gallery), now part of the Tate Collection and showing at Tate Britain from 17 May 2010

The British Council have announced that Mike Nelson has been selected to represent Britain at the 54th Venice Biennale. He will present a solo exhibition in the British Pavilion, which will run from JuneNovember 2011.

Mike Nelson’s The Coral Reef, originally comissioned by Matt’s Gallery in 2000, has been purchased by the Tate and will be exhibited at Tate Britain from 17 May 2010.

Mike Nelson The Coral Reef 2000 (installation view at Matt's Gallery), now part of the Tate Collection and showing at Tate Britain from 17 May 2010

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen are exhibiting a major new work by Lindsay Seers from 22 May–26 September 2010. It has to be this way² is a co-commision by Statens Museum for Kunst and Mead Gallery, University of Warwick.

Lindsay Seers It has to be this way² 2010 (video still)

A novella by M. Anthony Penwill also entitled It has to be this way2, forms part of the exhibition, and will be available from the Statens Museum.

Staff News

Carolyn Thompson, Gallery Manager Communications has left the gallery after 3 years. She has been temporarily replaced by Samantha Scott. Please send all press queries to communications at matts

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Artists' exhibitions and events continued

Hayley Newman's works Crying Glasses (1998) and Kiss Exam (1999) are included in the exhibition Emporte Moi at Musee d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris. The exhibition runs from 8 May5 September 2010.

Hayley Newman Crying Glasses 1998 will be shown as part of Emporte Moi at Musee d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Paris, from 8 May to 5 September 2010

Lindsay Seers is showing It has to be this way¹ in The Persistence of Vision at FACT Liverpool.
18th June - 30th August 2010

Lindsay Seers It has to be this way¹ 2010 (installation view)

Alison Turnbull's work can be seen in an exhibition at Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, as part of the British Council's Darwin Now programme. The exhibition On the Edge of the World runs from 14 May15 July 2010.

Alison Turnbull, Botanic Garden, 2005 (Archival pigment print) will be showing as part of On the Edge of the World at Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh from 14 May to 15 July 2010.


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