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 Screening@
 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 Shortwave@ 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, Projektor@Southwark 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 Shortwave@ 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 Max5@Southwark Park Art Gallery, London 
August 4 2005 dogod Take 291@291 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