November 2008


Melanie Jackson’s video installation Made in China, 2005 will be showing at Cornerhouse, Manchester from 7 November to 11 January (installation view at Matt’s Gallery 2005)

David Osbaldeston’s exhibition By appointment only will be showing at Matt’s Gallery (Office) 1 October 2008-30 September 2009

Hayley Newman’s exhibition MiniFlux will be showing at alt.gallery, Newcastle 11 November 2008-24 January 2009

Current exhibitions at Matt’s Gallery

During the last two months Lindsay Seers has been working in the gallery to produce a new body of work for her first exhibition at Matt’s Gallery It has to be this way. She will continue to use the gallery as a studio until the exhibition opens on 21 January 2009.

By appointment only, a year long exhibition by David Osbaldeston will be showing at Matt’s Gallery (Office) from 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009. To arrange a weekday viewing please call 07541 313941 or visit the Matt’s Gallery (Office) website for further information.

Artists news, exhibitions, awards and events

Here are some highlights for November and December:

New work will be showcased alongside older work from the 1970s and 1980s in Susan Hiller’s Proposals and Demonstrations at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London. The exhibition will be her second at the gallery and will run from 30 October-20 December 2008.


Susan Hiller Homage to Marcel Duchamp, (detail, 25 digital photographs) , 2008 showing at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London until 20 December 2008

Made in China, a video installation created by Melanie Jackson for Matt’s Gallery in 2005, will be shown in The Intertwining Line-Drawing as Subversive Art at Cornerhouse from 7 November until 11 January 2009. The exhibition will explore early and contemporary animation and its intertwined relationship with contemporary drawing.

Climbing Around My Room by Lucy Gunning will be shown as part of a symposium entitled Conceptual Art From California at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, from 11-23 November 2008.


Lucy Gunning, Climbing Around My Room (video still), showing as part of Conceptual Art from California at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein from 11 November 2008

Imogen Stidworthy and Paul Rooney have been shortlisted for the Northern Art Prize 2008. An exhibition of shortlisted artists’ work will show at Leeds Art Gallery from 21 November 2008 until 1 February 2009. The winner will be announced on 15 January 2009.

Paul Rooney is also taking part in the group exhibition The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space at Tate Liverpool to mark the end of Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture. The exhibition will run from 16 December-1 February 2009.

Matthew Tickle will take part in a group exhibition entitled RU(techne)TH(episteme)8? at Hats Plus in Kings Cross, London on 27 November 2008.

Hayley Newman’s exhibition MiniFlux will be showing at alt.gallery, Newcastle from 11 November until 24 January 2009. MiniFlux is a collection of over 1000 objects used and/or referenced in Fluxus musical scores recreated in Plasticine.

An exhibition of black and white photographs of Belfast by Willie Doherty can be seen at the third space, belfast until 14th November.


Willie Doherty, exhibition of photographs of Belfast at the third space until 14th November 2008

Roy Voss will be exhibiting as part of Farmers’ Market, a project organised by Handel Street Projects. The Market will take place at 72 Wigmore Street, London W1 from 12 November until 20 December 2008

Nathaniel Mellors will be showing new work in Rijksakademie Open Studios, Amsterdam from 28-30 November 2008.

An exhibition of work by Jordan Baseman entitled Inside Man will be showing at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, University of Wales from 15 November to 24 January 2009.


Jordan Baseman, Inside Man (video still), showing at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from 15 November 2008

Work made by Jordan Baseman, commissioned by Animate Projects as part of their Stop. Watch. project can now be seen on their website.

An exhibition of Juan Cruz’s work will be showing at Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid from 22 November, continuing into January 2009.

The Royal Academy of Arts presents Ape by Gary Stevens 16 November to 5 December, in which three performers are linked by the rule of copying one another’s behaviour. Lindsay Seers will also be performing at the Royal Academy of Arts as part of Event Horizon on 21 December 2008.

Continuing Exhibitions:

The following exhibitions and events were featured in the September/October News page but are still running throughout November and December:

Hayley Newman’s work Volcano Lady in part of an exhibition entitled Smoke at the Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park from 5 October-15 December. A double sided print of this work is included in Matt’s Gallery’s first print portfolio.

New work by Mike Nelson can be seen in Reality Check, a major exhibition at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, open to the public 6 September-4 January 2009.

The Imperial War Museum is showing Theatre, a work by Graham Fagen, in a group show entitled Breakthrough, which is a major re-hang of the museum’s collection of British art. The show will continue until 31st December 2008.

Publications and Editions


Hayley Newman MKVH The Screenplay., published by Milton Keynes Gallery

Hayley Newman’s new publication MKVH (Milton Keynes Vertical Horizontal) The Screenplay acts as both a documents and a script to a performance commissioned by the Milton Keynes Gallery in 2006 during which a bus of volunteer passengers was driven around Milton Keynes’ grid system until it ran out of petrol. The book can be purchased from Cornerhouse.


Roy Voss Crow, 2008 lino cut, edition of 50

To accompany his exhibition Pine at Matt’s Gallery 10 September-02 November, Roy Voss has produced an editioned lino cut print. The print is an edition of 50 and is available to purchase through the gallery and online. For further information and to purchase an edition please visit the edition pages.

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