Wednesday, May 27, 2009



I have been using a Tumblr blog for sometime so my most recent blogs, photos and sound clips are to be found at:

Art work pre 2010 is documented here, use the archive to have a look around whilst I work on pulling it all together into one place.

Recent news:

Listen out for Framework Afield on Resonance 104.4FM on 28th June 2009 10-11pm. The binaurally recorded show curated by Dallas Simpson includes fellow Yorkshire artist Phill Harding and maybe some mention of my work....

The Axis Dialogue journal Winter 09 issue features a binaural podcast made by Stuart Bannister and myself with New York tour guide and art critic Merrily Kerr in October 2008. Take a listen as Stuart and I get taken around the commercial art galleries of Chelsea, New York City.

Also in Dialogue are interviews I have undertaken with women working in the arts in Montreal to mark International Women's Month. It was a great opportunity to follow up on some of the amazing places and people Stuart and I saw and met on our 2 month trip to Canada and the US.
'Do we still need to bother about feminism?'

June 2008
One of my book works was be featured in a brand new creative venture in Leeds - The Bowery cafe and art gallery in Headingley. Curated by Lousie Atkinson, the exhibition called 'Time and Space' uses the stage set of a domestic space to present a number of book works that deal with "nostalgic associations of place and memory, alluding to the obsolete, discarded and lost". Click here for more information about the exhibition.

'Time and Space' is open from 2 June – 1 August 2008
The Bowery: 54 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2AL
opening hours : 8am – 6pm daily (Tues, Wed, Thurs till 9pm)

Image of Press Play, Read installed at The Glasgow School of Art degree show, 2000
I am showing one of my original book works - 'Press Play, Read'
‘Press Play, Read’ is a book work and audio CD.

“In creating the space of domesticity the intention is to close against unexpected encounter.”
Doreen Massey, taken from Reinventing The Home, Blueprint, March 1999, p.23-26

The work draws on the emotional experience of having the domestic space invaded either by humans or animals. The narrative text represents a physical encounter; the sound is unidentified and uncomfortable.

As the white cotton bound book is read, traces are left behind by each reader’s hand, in much the same way as the home records an invasion on it, both physically and emotionally.

Image of Press Play, Read installed at The Glasgow School of Art degree show, 2000

Other News for 2008:
I have recently joined the team at Axis as Audience Development Coordinator; my role is to develop interaction and participation with the website through commissioning and editing new content for the online journal - Dialogue.

Ongoing work:

Sound art collaboration with Stuart Bannister as Do Not Feed Birds
I have a myspace too which is

I am on the Axis brand new curatorial database so you can see more information about my curatorial activities there:

Lucy Gibson's Axis curator profile

Curated 42 New Briggate, Leeds with Yvonne Carmichael and in conjunction with Opera North Projects between January and December 2007.

Developed ongoing project 'I can see the world through the stars' for PSL's (Project Space Leeds) 'Mapping', at Whitehall Waterfront with Civil Architect John Thorp, and artists Leo Fitzmaurice and Nichola Pemberton.

A new project by Kerry Harker and Pippa Hale (Vitrine) with Diane Howse (Harewood House) in the huge warehouse style space at the bottom of one of Leeds' new 'des res' block of flats.


Beacon Arts Emerging Artists Residency (no)place, like home

Visit to Yvonne Carmichael at Cittadellearte Fondazione Pistolleto UNIDEE residency, Biella Italy with funding from a-n's NAN (Networking Artists Network) grant

Performance of 'I Can See the World Through The Stars' at ArtForum, Berlin part of a series of interventionists works supported by East Street Arts, Leeds, UK
See this archive page for more information

Below are quick links to my recent work:

Exhibition: Audio Tourist at Sideshow Nottingham, 29th April, 20th and 27th May.

Exhibition: Relative Strangers at Consortium, Amsterdam as part of Spool
Click here for more information

Exhibition: resourceCITE at Sideshow Nottingham, open Thursday 12-8pm, Friday and Saturday 12-6pm, West End Arcade Information Point until 3rd June.
Click here for more information

Exhibition: 'Pagoda' for Vitrine, 30th Jan - 19th March 2006
For press release click here, and for more information click here

New Essay: discussing Amy Todman's 'Felt Through Thought' exhibitions at TotalKunst, Edinburgh and Brahm Gallery, Leeds
click here to view

Collaborations with Stuart Bannister:

Testbed4 residency @ Leeds Met Gallery, July 6th-8th 2006
tr-IN-ity @ Holy Trinity Church, 17th-22nd July 2006
upcoming: Auditory, Holy Trinitiy Church, December 1st 2006