Antony Hall creates discrete objects that attempt to defy entropy, harnessing elements of
potential or kinetic energy and self-perpetuation. His work explores mechanical or fluid
motion as well as biological phenomenon such as the behavior of animals. These works
are often minuscule or apparently simple; yet invite closer observation revealing deeper
levels of complexity.
His working process involves locating and identifying behaviours and developing control
structures [devices & instruments] within which unique, specific phenomena can exist, for
example; 'Coffee Vortex' , or sustaining the the life of microorganisms in a droplet of
water 'Pond Life' . These works assimilate phenomena, which being susceptible to
change within themselves and the environment that directly surrounds them, require to be
nurtured. Through presenting active investigative processes, the work is a continuous play
on potential failure and possible solution, where failure is as important as resolution.
Areas of work
CV & Education
Antony Hall CV
Education and Qualifications
2002 MA. Art as Environment, Manchester Met University,
1999 BA. Hons. 1st. Fine Art Sculpture, University of Wales Institute Cardiff,
1999-2014 Owl Project [OP] see Axis profile …
2013 Prototypes, Untitled Gallery, Manchester UK
2013 Owl Project, Solo show, Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden.
2012 Enki Experiment 5, Solo show, Kapelica Ljubljana, Slovenia
2010 AV festival, (OP Solo Exhibition) Gallery North, Newcastle
2004 Fluid - Mission Gallery, [solo show] + Catalogue, Swansea.
2004 Chapman Gallery, [solo] Salford.
2003 ‘Oscillation’ [Solo show] ARUP space, Oxford street, Manchester
2000 Modus Operandi, Gallery 39, Mill lane, Cardiff.
2014 Current - Manchester Museum /Invisible Dust [Owl Project]
2011 Physical Oscillators (Commission/residency) FutureEverything @ Victoria Baths Mcr.
2009 Radar residency program, Loughborough University
2009 xxxx Micro research, Berlin
2005 Alchemy - Research Artist, Manchester Natural History Museum.
2005 Castlefield Gallery project space, residency + publication, Manchester
2003 Hull Time Based Arts, (OP) residency project.
2001 - 2004 Artist in residence, University Manchester Institute Science and Technology, Manchester.
2014 Barnaby Festival [Owl project] Paradise Mill, Macclesfield.
2013 K-Scope [OP commission] Mid Pennine Arts, Turton Tower
2012 Owl Project/ Ed Carter FLOW, ATL Commission, Cultural Olympiad. Newcastle UK
2011 Terra, (OP commission) Jerwood Space, London.
2010 Concrete and Glass, (OP commission), London
2009 Interspecies, ENKI Cornerhouse, Manchester
2007 Amplitude modulator, Foundation for Art & Creative Technology, FACT Liverpool
2003 Immediate 3, commission for new work Site Gallery, Sheffield.
2013 SCOPE Basel, [Gazelli Art House] Switzerland.
2013 Design Days Dubai [Gazelli Art House], UAE.
2013 Dead Data, Rogue Studios Project space Manchester UK
2013 Android, Piccadilly place, Manchester UK
2013 Manchester Contemporary, [Untitled Gallery], Manchester UK
2012 Meta-morph, Kunstmuseum - Gråmølna, Trondheim Norway
2012 On The Move, Gazelli Art House, Dover St, London, UK
2011 Elements (Installation) collaboration with UCL, Welcome Trust, London
2010 UNLEASHED DEVICES, [OP Exhibition] Watermans, London
2010 Lovebytes [OP Solo Exhibition] Sheffield
2010 AV festival, [Performance/solo exhibition] Gallery North, Newcastle
2009 Interspecies, ENKI A-Foundation, London
2009 Involved Socially, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA
2009 Les Urbanes Festival (OP Performance) Lausanne, Switzerland.
2009 Sonic Arts Research Centre (OP Performance) ISEA, Belfast
2009 Futuresonic, (OP Performance), Cube, Manchester
2009 Radiator festival, (OP Performance), Nottingham
2008 Concrete and Glass, (OP), (commission), London
2008 SPECTROPIA: ART+COMMUNICATION, Riga, Latvia.
2008 Host 8: Observatory, Art Sheffield 08, Millennium Galleries.
2008 Hybrid encounters, Muffatwerk, Munich, DE
2008 Future of sound, presentation @ Futuresonic festival, Manchester
2008 Music & Sound Technology Practice in Education, Conference presentation, Doncaster
2008 A foundation, (OP Performance), Night of the owl, Liverpool
2008 COLLISION FESTIVAL: (Performance) Area 10 Project Space, London
2008 Tabletop experiments, (Performance/Installation) Big draw launch, UCL, London
2008 Serpentine Gallery (OP Performance), London
2008 Piemonte Share Festival (OP Performance) Shortlist finalists, Share Prize Torino Italy.
2007 "I RESIDENT" French institute, Prague, CZ
2007 "Double acts" Phoenix gallery, (OP) Brighton.
2007 Bios04, Biotechnological and environmental art. CAAC Seville, Spain
2007 “Into the woods” (OP), Digital well being Labs, London
2007 Lovebytes (OP) 'Sound chair' commission in collaboration with Mike Abbott, Sheffield
2007 Sound-network/Folly - commission for audio work (Pod cast)
2007 Trondheim Electronic Arts Festival, ENKI presentation, Trondheim, Norway
2007 Art4Lux European forum for emerging creation, Luxembourg
2007 Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Presentation V2, Rotterdam, NL
2007 Visiting artist, Folly, Lancaster
2007 Visiting artist, Creative Technology dept. Salford University
2007 Panelist, AXIS Dialogues, Art into Science into Art
2007 International festival of art/science/new technologies, Stone Bell House, Prague, CZ
2007 Musikprotokoll (OP Performance) Graz, Austria
2007 Architecture week, (OP Performance) Westminster University, London.
2006 ENKI, Museum of Science and Industry Manchester
2006 MUTE Gallery Nottingham
2006 Audio Art Lab, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh
2006 Artists and Alchemists, Sherborne house, Sherborne
2006 Rouge Wave, commission, FACT Liverpool.
2006 Collective exhibition, International Cite des Arts, Paris.
2006 BETA conference, ENKI Presentation FACT, Liverpool.
2006 International Artists Fellowship, Arts council England, 3 month residence ENSAD, Paris.
2006 Futuresonic06, (OP Presentation/exhibition) MSIM, Manchester
2006 Visiting artist (Art and science collaborations) MMU Manchester
2006 Visiting artist (Professional Practice) MMU Manchester
2006 Sonic Arts Network EXPO, (OP Performance) Manchester.
2006 Homefires, (OP Performance) Conway Hall, London.
2005 STAR Radio, (OP) commission Cardiff
2005 AXIS, Backfabrik, Berlin.
2005 'Stroll' Futuresonic Festival, Manchester.
2005 Immediate 3, exhibition, Site Gallery Sheffield.
2005 Gathering Moss, [OP, commission] Sound Lathe Qarts Derby
2005 Spike open, Spike Island, Bristol.
2005 The same but different, Islington Mill, Manchester.
2003 Thermo 03, The Lowry, Salford.
2002 Presentness is grace, SpaceX, Exeter.
2001 Presentness is grace, Arnolfini, Bristol.
2001 Puddle Vortex. (Solo show) STATION, Phoenix wharf, Bristol.
2000 Station to Station - SpaceX 2, Old Maritime museum, Exeter.
2000 Wales Arts International, Milan, Italy.
2000 Hanover Gallery, 30 Hanover St. Liverpool.
2000 Chapter Arts Centre, (OP)Cardiff.
2000 Art at the Macbeth, [OP, solo] Hoxton Distillery, London.
Grants / awards
2009 Owl Project Best Of Manchester Award, URBIS Manchester
2008 Arts Council funding award, Research and development (OP)
2007 Rolls Royce Science award (2nd) Universe gallery project.
2005 Research and development grant, Arts Council of England.
2008 Project space, (OP professional development & mentoring) Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
2004 Oscillation - 'City life exhibition of the year'.
2004 Artists mentoring APD Scheme, University of Salford.
2003 Research and development grant, Arts Council of England.
2003 Research bursary January-April 2003 UMIST.
2001Arts and Humanities Research Board, Professional vocational award.
2000 New Visual Artists Grant, Arts Council of Wales.
Workshops lectures performance
2005 Symbiotica; Biotech/art workshop, Kings College London
2005 Visiting artist, Lecture/workshops Salford University, Salford
2005 Side Cinema, (OP Performance) Performance / Workshops, Newcastle.
2005 Ultrasound (OP Performance) Huddersfield.
2005 WORM, (OP Performance) Cargo Cult event, Rotterdam.
2005 Sonic Undergrowth, (OP Performance) Cornerhouse, Manchester.
2005 Festival Emergencies, (OP Performance) 2 performances, Paris.
2005 Gauge festival (OP Performance) electronic and performance art, Hull.
2004 Flux Magazine, CD-ROM commission.
2004 Infrasence conference, (OP) Commission + workshops Folly, Lancaster.
2004 Visiting artist, Swansea institute, Swansea.
2004 Visiting Artist, MMU Manchester
2004 Chorlton Arts Festival – (OP Performance) Manchester.
2004 Garage festival, (OP Performance)+catalogue, Stralsund, Germany.
2004 Matmos, (OP Performance) Eat your own ears, Scala, London.
2004 Futuresonic aLECTRO ecoustic, (OP Performance) Castlefield Gallery Manchester.
2004 ‘Learn to see without being seen’ [OP, solo] Tmesis, Manchester
2004 R_type, BLOC space, Sheffield.
2003 Redundant Technology Institute, (OP Performance) Sheffield
2003 Hull time Based Arts, (OP Performance) Performance, Hull.
2002 Log1k and guitar solos, (OP) Performance Cornerhouse, Manchester.
2002 M.A.I.S, The good, the bad (OP Performance) Liverpool biennial Duke St. Liverpool.
2001 Music is better (OP Performance)- Night and day - Manchester.
2001 Gallery39 summer fete [OP Performance] battle of the bands, Cardiff.
2010 See Your Self Sensing: Redefining Human Perception ISBN13: 978 1 907317 29
2010 'Art & Animals' Giovanni Aloi. ISBN 1848855257, 9781848855250
2009 Good Woodworking, (OP) Sept. 2009
2008 Leonardo Music Journal 17 (2007) (OP) My Favorite Things: The Joy of the Gizmo
2008 Blueprint Asia, (OP) Nov. ISSN 1985-3017.
2008 Wire, (OP) Special report, December 2008
2007 Xmag #98 p12-13. Prague CZ
2007 Contemporary Art, Science and Technology (featured work) ISBN:978-7-03-020415-8
2007 Dars, Periodico di cultura e comunicazione visiva "Enki - dialoghi Iinterspecie"p16-19, .
2007 Grafik magazine August, (OP) 6 page special report.
2007 Life-lounge Magazine, (OP) (print article) Australia,
2007 Prosper magazine, (OP) (print article) USA
2007 Dazed and Confused, (OP) January, (print article). UK
2006 UKULA 'Sounds Ideal', issue 1, (OP) (print article). UK
2006 Metro Art Review, Turnpike gallery.
2005 La Liberation, (OP) Sept 28th (print article) France.
2005 Toronto Star, (OP) July 17, 'Like the ipod only with splinters' Canada,
2004 Metro Art Review, Castlefield gallery Project space.
2004 AN magazine, Preview, Fluid, & cover image Signposts 2004 April/may04
2004 City Life, Review 'Fluid'.
2003 City Life Interview, May 25, p15.
2003 City Life ‘Private View’ Feb 03, p55
2002 Artists newsletter, Sign posts: featured artist.
2002 Art Monthly March, Exhibition review, Emma Safe, p24-25
Education projects & workshops
2011 Gallery Oldham, workshops for home is where the hearth is.
2011 Tate Liverpool, Workshops Educational resource development.
2010 Gallery Oldham, Ferranti themed workshops.
2010 Tate Liverpool, Big Draw workshops
2009 Creative Partnerships & Ormsgil School Barrow-in-furness
2009 Creative Partnerships & Manchester international Festival, FGHS, MCR.
2009 Art science workshops, Creative Partnerships & Art Gene, Ormsgil School, Barrow-in-furnace.
2008 Art science workshops, Creative Partnerships & FACT [Lead artist]
2008 Sonic streams, FACT with Liverpool community college Liverpool.
2008 Creative Partnerships [Lead artist] with St Michael's all angel London.
2007 Podcast workshop - Lambeth Academy/Arts Catalyst, London.
2007 TEEP teacher training course, creative use of sound, Mulberry Girls School, London.
2007 CARA/CAPEUK, Action research project, Universe gallery, Mulberry Girls School, London.
2007 CARA/CAPEUK [Lead artist] (Action research project) Abbs Cross school, London
2007 Creative partnerships, Action research project, Moston School, Moston.
2006 Near Earth, 5 day radio workshop, Round House London.
2005 Creative Partnerships [Lead artist] Arts Catalyst, Heathbrook School, London.
2005 CARA/Arts Catalyst Oakley School Kent.
2005 Creative Partnerships / Arts Catalyst, East of Eden, Sandwich School, Kent. Antony Hall CV
2005 CARA/Arts Catalyst, [Lead artist] Heathbrooke School, Brixton London.
2005 Hull Time Based Arts - (OP) 3 day Circuit bending workshop, Hull
2005 Folly, Commission + workshops.
2004 Arts Catalyst, art & science project, Deal.
2004 NESTA/CAPE UK Creative Space project- working with science teachers
2003 ‘Drawing Power’ drawing workshops at the Manchester City Art Gallery.
2003 Creative Partnerships and Cornerhouse, Manchester
2003 Creative partnerships, Manchester Art Gallery St Marys RC, 4 workshops.