Approved: 17.05.2015

Martina Holdon-Hamblina

Critic, Curator

Approved: 17.05.2015

Language is a red herring.

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    Artist Statement

    Language is a red herring.

    CV & Education


    2017 M art in, The Birley, Preston

    2015 Feel Me, The Birley, Preston
    2014 Literacy , Launch Pad, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
    2013 The same sun sets, Duchamp I Yoko (DIY), Preston
    2013 Spring, DIY, Preston
    2013 Haiku, DIY, Preston
    2006 Education, Education, Education’, PAD Gallery, Preston


    2014 Hankering for Classification, Toast, Federation House, Manchester
    2014 The Birley Launch, The Birley, Preston
    2013 Collectors Show, The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool
    2010 Aphrodite at The Water Hole, DeathandDada, Glasgow
    2009 From this filthy sewer pure gold flows, Supercollider, Blackpool
    2008 Safer with strangers , PAD gallery, Preston


    2017 FoolooF, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston

    2016 Pss, A Particular Act, Liverpool

    2015 A penny for your thoughts , Manchester, Blackpool & Preston
    2014 Snap, Toast, Federation House, Manchester
    2014 A device for digging, Emergency, Z-arts, Manchester
    2014 From e to k, Launch Pad @ Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
    2014 Level Head, Hazard, Manchester
    2014 The First Laugh, Spectacle, Preston
    2013 Duchamp I Yoko, Buy Art Fair, Manchester
    2013 29,028, The Harris Flights, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
    2013 Cutting Corners, Poolside, Bluecoat, Liverpool
    2012 Un sou pour vos pensees (A penny for your thoughts), Preston
    2012 Literal #37, Hazard, Manchester
    2012 Un sou pour vos pensees, Bankside, London
    2010 The First Laugh , Emergency, Manchester
    2010 Big Bang Blow Job, Hazard MMX, Manchester
    2010 Private Pile, Bluecoat, Liverpool
    2010 Private Pile, Spike Island Open, Bristol
    2010 Private Pile, BLOP, Arnolfini
    2009 Cleft Castlefield Gallery, Manchester


    2016 Artist in Residence, The Harris Museum and Art gallery, Preston

    2009 Heuristic  In The Shops Now, In Certain Places, Preston


    2004-06 MA Experimental Film, UCLan, Preston
    2001-04 BA Fine Art (First), UCLan, Preston
    1995-96 Btec Art & Design (Distinction), Falmouth, Cornwall
    1991-94 BSc Psychology (2:2), Goldsmiths College, London

    Video screenings   

    Dec 2014   29,028, Hankering for Classification, Toast

    April 2012   The First Laugh, Under New Management

    Nov. 20 2008   The First Laugh Hatch @ Bradford Playhouse,
     curated by popup, Bradford
    May 17 2008 The First Laugh Popcorn DIY Film [email protected]
     Harrington Mill, Nottingham

    Nov. 16 2007 The First Laugh The Exploding Cinema, London SE1
    Oct. 2007   Ich Bin European Small Screens, Digital Broadway, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
    Oct. 11-14 2007  Uniform Sheep Appearance Urban Screens Conference, Best of The Bigger Picture Open Submissions, Manchester
    Sep. 7 2007 The First Laugh New Forms Festival, Vancouver, BC,
    July 10-27 2007 Hunting Dogs OK.VIDEO – MILITIA, 3rd Jakarta International Video Festival, Galeri Nasional Indonesia
    Feb. 3–23 2007  Deefer Defence The Bigger Picture, Big Screen, Manchester
    Feb. 11 2007  Horrible Dance Track [email protected] 93 Feet East, London

    Oct. 28–Nov.19 2006 The Sandcastle rascal The Big M, Ashington, Northumberland
    Sep. 16–Nov. 11 2006 “Not out of the woods yet” The Projection Gallery, Liverpool
    July 22–30 2006 r’n’r MAX5, [email protected] Park Art Gallery, London
    June 29 2006  Example Hypocrite & r’n’r War & Peace, Site06 Stroud Valley Artspace, Gloucestershire
    May 23 2006   The Dog Walker Art Video Screening @ Village, Sweden
    April 18-28 2006  Uniform Sheep Appearance The Bigger Picture, Manchester
    April 9 2006  Afro au Lait [email protected] 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, London
    April 1-3 2006  Afro au Lait 700IS Film Festival, Iceland
    March 13 2006  Example Hypocrite Slack Video Presents @ The Lamp, Hull
    March 11 2006  Example Hypocrite & r’n’r The Couch Trip, Cardiff
    Feb. 13 2006  r’n’r Slack Video Presents @ The Lamp, Hull
    Jan. 21/22 2006 dogod & Afro Au Lait Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham

    Dec. 3 2005   The Dog Walker International Video-Performance       Art Festival, Inport 2005, Tallinn, Estonia
    Sep. 16–25 2005   r’n’r The Big M at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival
    August 13 2005 Trick or Treat [email protected] Park Art Gallery, London 
    August 4 2005 dogod Take [email protected] Gallery, Hackney Road, London
    July 29 2005  U Seen Already The Exploding Cinema, London
    Jan. 2005   It’s only a game The Bigger Picture, Big Screen, Manchester