Artists
Neil Ayling

Neil Ayling

Ayling defines sculptural aesthetics of the cityscape through a visual and physical editing process. Fragments of architecture are isolated to highlight the inherent sculptural compositions they possess. The idea of the fragment is central to the work; it acts as both a snap shot of the whole and occupies a given space dislocated from the...
Glen Baxter

Glen Baxter

Glen Baxter is noted for his absurdist drawings inspired by pulp fiction and adventure comics paired with intellectual jokes and references. Baxter likes to mention Dada and Surrealism, and his pictures are as illogical as those references suggest. His simple line-drawings often feature cowboys, gangsters, explorers and schoolchildren who utter incongruous intellectual statements regarding art...
Gabriella Boyd

Gabriella Boyd

Gabriella Boyd focuses on a merging of private and public spaces. Tight theatrical settings invite the viewers exploration of the space leaving the private emotions of the characters in the full glare of exposure. Building up these imagined locations in painted layers she pushes the boundaries of perceived space with no clear direction of where...
Jonny Briggs

Jonny Briggs

Searching for lost parts of his childhood Briggs tries to think outside the reality into which he was socialised and to create a new reality with his self and parents. Referencing the discovery of himself as an individual alongside the need to be part of a social group he questions the boundaries between us, between...
Alex Chinneck

Alex Chinneck

London-based artist Alex Chinneck takes sculpturally complex routes to arrive at playful visual moments. Exploring the space between art, theatre and architecture he is inspired by the landscapes of London’s industrial peripheries. He reworks their powerful aesthetics and aims to find new and ambitious applications for everyday construction materials. The unrefined materials of basic construction...
Julie Cockburn

Julie Cockburn

Julie Cockburn’s practice involves the manipulation of found objects and images. The materials used are familiar, generic and often nostalgic. In the age of the computer generated, the computer manipulated and the 3D rendered, Julie Cockburn’s work exists in a positively reassuring place. Evoking memories of delicate craftsmanship, her work – created out of printed...
Adeline de Monseignat

Adeline de Monseignat

Adeline de Monseignat’s recent work attempts to subvert the familiar through the experience of ‘the uncanny’ (Freud, Das Unheimliche, 1919). With artists like Oppenheim and Bourgeois in mind, her interest lies in ‘making the familiar strange’. With the simple combination of organic materials such as glass, fur, living worms and earth, her sculptures aim to...
Doyle & Mallinson

Doyle & Mallinson

Doyle and Mallinson’s practice deals directly with political, social and historical issues by utilising an eclectic mix of cultural references. Characterised by a second-hand aesthetic, the materials used are often salvaged from other sources, bringing with them their own history. Looking beyond what is first-hand, Doyle and Mallinson explore the processes of cultural transformation that...
Alison Jackson

Alison Jackson

Alison Jackson is a contemporary artist who explores the cult of celebrity – an extraordinary phenomenon of our age created by the wide availability of imagery in the media. Using lookalikes Jackson creates convincingly realistic images – likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable in scenarios that we imagine but have never seen....
Sam Knowles

Sam Knowles

Sam Knowles’ practice deals with metaphysical concerns, and the notion that the world – and man’s existence in it – can be explained by the ‘grand’ theories of philosophy, art and science. It is the gaps left behind by the departure of the meta-theory that form the starting points for many of his works, which are...
Littlewhitehead

Littlewhitehead

Hailing from Glasgow, Littlewhitehead take their inspiration from the city’s working class and post-industrial culture. Brought up as children of the 1980‘s on a diet of video, computer games and the gloomy landscape of socialist Glasgow their darkly humorous sculptures provocatively explore the phenomenon of violence as an increasingly normalised means to identity and community....
David MacDiarmid

David MacDiarmid

David MacDiarmid’s practice explores the intermediary zones which lie between the boundaries of subject areas. He draws from sources such as geometric theory, domestic design history, and representations of science in the media to create his abstract works. His sculptural realisation of this research interrogates the idea of forms which can appear to be in...
Hollie Mackenzie

Hollie Mackenzie

Hollie Mackenzie explores the notion of the impossible Utopia by creating her own version of a dystopian landscape in the form of installation. She creates this to engage her audience in interpretation of its proximity to the reality in which we live. By doing this she aims to provoke questions about the presented impossible utopia...
Jo Metson Scott

Jo Metson Scott

“And Then …” is a collaborative project between photographer Jo Metson Scott and artist Nicola Yeoman. Beginning in 2006 with a displaced Pirate ship crashing through the woodland there developed an ongoing series with etherial photographs depicting mystical and beautiful worlds in woodland landscapes. Exploring notions of childlike fantasies, escapism and Neverland make-believe worlds the...
Nika Neelova

Nika Neelova

Nika Neelova’s practice explores the themes of memory and commemoration by bringing up remainders of history through architectural manifestations, often depicting elements and fragments originating in this history, that have lived through and survived it. The sculptures are often site-specific, being closely bound to various locations and cities such as London – deriving from its...
David Rickard

David Rickard

Experimentation rather than representation is foremost in the mind of David Rickard. He negotiates the role of control and chance in his work by creating a set of parameters that govern the formation of each work. Be it the effect of gravity, the roll of a dice, or even human exhalation, an element of the...
Alessandro Roma

Alessandro Roma

“Through painting I try to create new atmospheres, through collage I try to allow existing images to coexist together, and through drawing I try to underline the passing of forms and styles,” Alessandro Roma says. Inspired by imaginary journeys, Roma depicts kaleidoscopically fragmented landscapes, unpopulated interiors, and still lifes that seem to the defy traditional...
Amy Stephens

Amy Stephens

Amy Stephens explores shifting patterns of meaning and potential for narrative in the grouping of found, man-made and natural objects. Synthetic and everyday materials form hybrid structures offering a playful elegance whilst questioning notions of performance, value and beauty. Outlines of geometric shapes display an affinity to drawing forcing the viewer through and beyond mini...
John Stezaker

John Stezaker

John Stezaker’s work re-examines the various relationships to the photographic image: as documentation of truth, purveyor of memory, and symbol of modern culture. In his collages, Stezaker appropriates images found in books, magazines, and postcards and uses them as ‘readymades’. Through his elegant juxtapositions, Stezaker adopts the content and contexts of the original images to...
Julian Wild

Julian Wild

Julian Wild works in a variety of materials from stainless steel through to ceramic and glass, creating both indoor and exterior pieces. His work is a form of three-dimensional drawing; the linear structures that he creates either explore the boundaries of a pre-determined shape or the boundaries of the architecture in which they exist. These projects...
Jiho Won

Jiho Won

Jiho Won critiques the symbols which divide the global community into separatist groups. His works question belonging and a sense of place that straddles territories. In more personal works, various glass shapes are stacked on top of each other, sometimes in symmetrical patterns. The artist refers to these works as ponds that store old memories....
Sam Zealey

Sam Zealey

Sam Zealey is drawn to surprising connections he finds between the physical and visual world. He appropriates popular household and industrial appliances and structures in order to exhibit the strange and unknown functions made possible by their attributes. Motivated by the possibility to create a truly unique visual experience by re­applying the discoveries of science...