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September–October 2010

Willie Doherty’s new video installation SEGURA will be shown at Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain from 9 October 2010 until 9 January 2011.
Polytechnic curated by Richard Grayson opens at Raven Row London on 9 September and runs until 7 November 2010.
Mike Nelson is showing The Coral Reef at Tate Britain.
Jordan Baseman awarded an artists residency at St John’s College Oxford.
Lindsay Seers It has to be this way² at the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick from 9 October-11 December 2010 and It has to be this way at aspex, Portsmouth from 23 October 2010–2 January 2011.
Nathaniel Mellors’ first museum solo show, Ourhouse, is taking place at De Hallen, Haarlem from 17 September-5 December 2010.

Alison Turnbull Observatory runs from 15 September 2010 until 31 October 2010

Lindsay Seers It has to be that way 1.5 showing at aspex, Portsmouth from 23 October 2010 to 2 January 2011

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

Artists’ exhibitions, projects, awards and events
Here are some highlights for September and October 2010:

Richard Grayson is showing The Golden Space City of God in a solo show at the Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Switzerland. 24 October 2010 - 30 April 2011

Richard Grayson The Golden Space City of God, 2009 (video installation view)

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

Jordan Baseman's video The Dandy Doctrine (A Delightful Illusion) has won best international short film at the 11th Melbourne Underground Film Festival. The film will be screened from September 8-11 in the San Francisco International Festival of Short Films.

Jordan Baseman The Dandy Doctrine, 2009 (production still)

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.

Alison Turnbull, Botanic Garden, 2005 (Archival pigment print)

Alison Turnbull is taking part in Parallel Remix curated by Yuko Shiraishi at the Leonard Hutton Galleries in New York.
15 October - 20 November 2010
Fully Illustrated Publication Available.

Alison Turnbull will be Artist in Residence at the Entomology Department of the Natural History Museum London during October and November 2010

Butterflies from the Galápagos Islands in the Natural History Museum’s collection

Lindsay Seers is showing It has to be this way² at the Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre. Co-commissioned by the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, It has to be this way² marks the continuation of Seers' filmic, photographic, and psycho-geographic search for her missing stepsister.
Sat 9 October – Sat 11 December 2010

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 Mead Gallery.

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

Melanie Jackson is included in Hydrarchy: Power and Resistance at Sea at Gasworks London from 18 September -7 November 2010

Melanie Jackson is also taking part in the exhibition and symposium Provenance at Gallery Live At Sion Hill,
Corsham Court, Bath Spa University from 5 -31 October 2010

Melanie Jackson The Undesirables 2007 ( detail: etchings on Somerset cotton rag, lights, video projection) Courtesy Arnolfini, Bristol

Nathaniel Mellors’ first museum solo show, Ourhouse, is taking place at De Hallen, Haarlem.
17 September - 5 December 2010

On 17 September at De Hallen Mellors will launch the publication Book A or MEGACOLON or For & Against Language with texts by John C. Welchman, Mick Peter and a selection of his scripts. Published by Onomatopee.

Nathaniel Mellors Ourhouse 2010 (video still)

Nathaniel Mellors will be showing Ourhouse at the British Art Show 7 - In The Days of the Comet at Nottingham Contemporary (and UK tour).
23 October 2010 - 9 January 2011

Nathaniel Mellors is showing The 7 Ages of Britain Teaser in the group show More Pricks Than Kicks at David Roberts Art Foundation, London. 13 October - 18 December 2010
The 7 Ages of Britain Teaser will also be installed at Kiasma, Helsinki. 6 - 10 October 2010

Nathaniel Mellors Seven Ages of Britain Teaser, 2010 (video still)

Nathaniel Mellors will be giving a talk at Beamclub, Amsterdam on 22 September 2010

On the afternoon of 14 October 2010 Nathaniel Mellors is doing a performance at Frieze Art Fair talks on the theme of Art & Humour.

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Artists’ exhibitions and events continued

Willie Doherty is showing a new video installation titled SEGURA at Manifesta 8 which is taking place in Murcia, Spain from 9 October 2010–9 Jan 2011
Manifesta 8 is curated by an artistic team made up of three groups of curators, composed of Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (Egypt), Chamber of Public Secrets (Scandinavian countries, Italy, The U.K and Libanon) and (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia ).

Willie Doherty SEGURA 2010 (video stills)

Polytechnic, curated by Richard Grayson is showing at Raven Row, London from 9 September to 7 November 2010

John Adams Sensible Shoes, 1983 Courtesy the artist

Polytechnic is an exhibition of video, installation and tape/slide works made between the late seventies and early eighties by a number of artists in the UK who were developing new relationships between 'experimental' media and ideas of narrative.

Jennet Thomas tours a programme of her video works to The Pleasure Dome, Toronto and Available Light Collective, Ottowa, Canada, 17 and 18 September 2010
With accompanying talks and masterclass.

Jennet Thomas Return of the Black Tower 2007 (video still)

Jennet Thomas’ project SCHOOL OF CHANGE a sci-fi musical dystopian experimental film of feature length proportions, has been selected for a FLAMIN Productions development award.

Jennet Thomas SCHOOL OF CHANGE 2010 - in progress (video still)

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

Imogen Stidworthy is showing a new work By Ours at STATIC Gallery as part of the UK Special Guest Programme at the Korean International Art Fair, Seoul.
9 –13 September 2010

Imogen Stidworthy is participating in Signals at the Bat Yam Museum of Contemporary Art (MoBY), Israel.
September 23- 6 November 2010

Imogen Stidworthy Dummy 1998 (16mm film transferred to HD, two-loops synchronised 3"30, on floor-base wooden screen 3.2mx1.8m. French-spoken, English subtitles)

Imogen Stidworthy is showing a new work Latitude: 53 27’ 46.67” N, Longitude: 2 59’ 10.35” W, 23rd August 2010 at the Liverpool Biennial, SQUAT, Phase 5 Building, 39 Seel Street, Liverpool.
September 17 – 27 November 2010

Ian McKeever is showing Hartgrove paintings and photographs (1992-94) in Artists' Laboratory at the Royal Academy, London. At Matt's Gallery McKeever showed Black and White... or How to Paint with a Hammer in 1982, The Marianne North Paintings in 1995 and a series of woodcuts in1999.
8 September - 24 October 2010

Michael Curran and Lucy Gunning are showing a new screen based commission in TestBed 1 at Beaconsfield, London
18 September - 17 October 2010

Juan Cruz is included in the exhibition COLLABORATORS2 at ROOM, London.
10 September - 17 October 2010

Roy Voss is participating in Modern Love at the Simon Oldfield Gallery, London.
7 October – 13 November 2010

Roy Voss Hollow Couple (working drawing) 2010

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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Continuing Exhibitions & Last Chance to See

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

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

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen are exhibiting It has to be this way² 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, Warwick Arts Centre.

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. The British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale is commissioned by the British Council.

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.

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

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New Editions

Two new print editions are now available by Alison Turnbull: Imperial Yellow 2010 and Astral Networks 2009

Alison Turnbull Astral Networks 2009 (Archival pigment print)

TAPS: Improvisations with Paul Burwell newspaper Printing in progress at Newsfax International

Jennet Thomas All Suffering SOON TO END! t-shirts are available to purchase from Matt's Gallery to coinside with the exhibition of the same name.

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