Approved: 15.02.2018

Tony Mallon

Artist, Community worker, Teacher

Approved: 15.02.2018

I’m a Photographic Artist & Educator based in Liverpool & have over twenty years experience of producing public realm artwork, gallery based art & socially engaged art. My work focuses on people & place (including the spaces they occupy) & how communities define themselves. Research & collaboration is a key element to my work with emphasis placed on re-connecting the past with the present. Clients have included Halton Borough Council, Kensington Regeneration & Marks & Spencer.

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Biography

I’m a Photographic Artist & Educator based in Liverpool & have over twenty years experience of producing public realm artwork, gallery based art & socially engaged art. My work focuses on people & place (including the spaces they occupy) & how communities define themselves. Research & collaboration is a key element to my work with emphasis placed on re-connecting the past with the present. Clients have included Halton Borough Council, Kensington Regeneration & Marks & Spencer.

Socially Engaged Art Practice
Over the last 20 years, I’ve acquired extensive experience of collaborating with people & communities, including people out of employment, young people, single parents, the homeless, offenders (including ex-offenders), refugees, people with drug & alcohol addiction, individuals with complex mental health needs & the elderly. Clients have included Asylum Link, Emmaus UK, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust Hospital, Liverpool Waves of Hope, METAL, Open Eye Gallery, Riverside Housing, Save the Children & The Salvation Army.

For 10 years I lived & worked (art residencies) in the Kensington New Deal for Communities (NDC) area of Liverpool. The NDC was the Government’s strategy to tackle deprivation in some of the poorest areas in the country. The main aim was reduce the gap, in terms of deprivation and inequality, between those areas and the rest of the country. One such residency (duration 10 years) entailed delivering art & photography workshops on an alternative educational programme, engaging young people (aged 13-15 years old) who were excluded from mainstream schooling.

Since 2012 I’ve been employed by the charity Crisis as a Photography Tutor & I deliver weekly sessions at various homeless hostels in Merseyside.

CV & Education

Commissions
Socially Engaged Practise (SEP) & Public Realm Artwork (PRA)


2016-18 Winds of Change (Culture Shifts: Local/Open Eye Gallery) (photographic art), Kirkby, Knowsley (SEP)
2017, Waves of Hope – New Beginnings (photographic art), Liverpool (SEP)
2015, Homeless (photographic art), LOOK/15 International Photography Festival, Liverpool & nationwide (PRA/SEP)
2013, Stranded (photographic art), LOOK/13 International Photography Festival, Liverpool (PRA/SEP)
2013, Home (photographic art), LOOK/13 International Photography Festival, Liverpool (PRA/SEP)
2013, Heritage (photographic art), Liverpool. Marks & Spencer (PRA)
2011, Re: Generations (photographic art), LOOK/11 International Photography Festival, Liverpool (PRA/SEP)
2009, Intake (interactive live art installation), Alive After Five Festival, Liverpool (PRA/SEP)
2009, The Miracle of 2 Fishes and 5 Loafs of Bread (interactive live art installation), Alive After Five Festival, Liverpool (PRA/SEP)
2009, Killing the Planet! (interactive live art installation), Alive After Five Festival, Liverpool (PRA/SEP)
2009, No-bodies (video art), AND Festival, Liverpool (PRA)
2008, Edge Hill Youth Centre promotional video (digital art), Liverpool (SEP)
2008, Football Heritage (video art), Liverpool (SEP)
2008, Not Enough Butter, Not Enough Salt (video art), Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art (PRA)
2006, Pace Card (digital art), Bootle. Sefton Borough Council (SEP)
2006, I Sea the Future (docu/drama), Liverpool. METAL, Asylum Link & Riverside Housing (SEP)
2006, Clipperpool (digital/live art), Clipper Around the World Yacht Race, Liverpool (PRA/SEP)
2006, The Uncertainty of Birth (docu/drama), Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art (PRA)
2005, C-Card (digital art), Bootle. Sefton Borough Council (SEP)
2005, The Facts About Drugs (lens based), Liverpool. Kensington Regeneration (SEP)
2005, L8 – Behind the Scenes (lens based), Liverpool. Save the Children (SEP)
2005, You are Here! (photography), Liverpool. Kensington Regeneration (SEP)
2005, Memories (live art/lens based), Berlin (PRA)
2004, This is Not Public Art (interactive live art installation), St. Helens Art’s Festival (PRA/SEP)
2004, Girls Just Want to have Fun (set design/video art), Kensington Fields Community Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
2004, Excellence in Cities – is this a Different Taste? (sculpture), Bootle. Sefton Borough Council (SEP)
2004, Litter (sculpture), Kensington Fields Community Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
2004, Now You Think (Mural), Kensington Fields Community Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
2004. Car Crime (documentary), Liverpool. Kensington Regeneration (SEP)
2003, Basic Skills & Beyond (video art), The City of Liverpool College, Liverpool (SEP)
2003, Website/Logo, Bronte Youth Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
2003, Website/Logo, Edge Hill Youth Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
2003, Voices (video art), WAM Friendship Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
2003. Us! (photomontage mural), Edge Hill Youth Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
2003, Ourselves (mural), Edge Hill Youth Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
2003, ID (digital art/painting), Edge Hill Youth Centre, Liverpool. Kensington Regeneration (PRA/SEP)
2002, Heros (mural), Bronte Youth Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
2002, Ghosts in the Machine (sculpture/kinetic), Dovecot MAC, Liverpool (SEP)
2002, History of Kensington Fields (docu/drama), Kensington Fields Community Centre, Liverpool. Kensington Regeneration (SEP)
2002, Only a Kid Having a Kid (set design/video art), Kensington Fields Community Centre, Liverpool. Kensington Regeneration (SEP)
2002, Breathe (sculpture/interactive live art installation), The Green Transport Festival, Liverpool (SEP)
2002, Global Citizenship (video art), Liverpool (SEP)
2002, Logo Design, Bootle. Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (PRA/SEP)
2002, Gloucester on the Water Festival (interactive live art installation), Gloucester Docks (PRA/SEP)
2002, Sunday in the City (interactive live art installation), Liverpool. Liverpool City Council (PRA/SEP)
2002, Look at Us! (mural), Bronte Youth Centre, Liverpool (PRA/SEP)
2002, Young & Proud (graffiti art), Edge Hill Youth Centre, Liverpool (PRA/SEP)
2002, Hangout (graffiti art), Norris Green Community Centre, Liverpool. North Liverpool Connexions (PRA/SEP)
2002, Shift it, Fill it, Be in it (interactive live art installation), Wirral, Merseyside (PRA/SEP)
2002, Horse Meat (interactive live art installation), Liverpool. The Grand National Festival (PRA/SEP)
2002, I Seek a Word (interactive live art installation), Southport. Sefton Borough Council (PRA/SEP)
2001, Edge Hill Youth Centre Website, Liverpool (SEP)
2001, Two Include (sculpture/3D), Liverpool (SEP)
2001, The Mole of Edge Hill (mural) Liverpool (SEP)
2001, Scouse in 72ish minutes (set design/video art), Liverpool (SEP)
2001, Make your Mark (interactive live art installation), Southport. Sefton Borough Council (PRA/SEP)
2000, Sure Start (sculpture), Hough Green Park. Halton Borough Council (PRA/SEP)
2000, Permanent Markers (digital art/3D), Pendle Hall, Litherland. Sefton Borough Council (PRA/SEP)
2000, Equil (sculpture), Liverpool (SEP)
2000, The Great Hunger (set design/video art), Liverpool (SEP)
2000, Cold Turkey (set design/video art), Liverpool (SEP)
2000, Crossing Bridges (live art/sculpture), Bootle (SEP)
2000, Who, me? (live art), Manchester (SEP)
1999, Orrell Community Resource (photographic art), Liverpool. Liverpool Design Initiative (PRA)
1999, Wig Wam (painting/3D), WAM Friendship Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
1999, Friendship (sculpture/installation), WAM Friendship Centre, Liverpool (SEP)
1999, Renewal (3D), Liverpool. Dingle SRB (PRA/SEP)
1998, Bonding (sculpture), Liverpool. Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (PRA/SEP)
1998, Pool of Life (3D), Liverpool. Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (PRA)
1997, Viewfinder (painting/3D), Liverpool. Liverpool Housing Action Trust (PRA/SEP)
1996, A Monument To Change (multi-media), Liverpool. London Road Development Agency (PRA)

Teaching
2012-present, Sessional Photography Tutor, Crisis, Liverpool. Adults experiencing homelessness
2014, Guest Art/Photography Lecturer, Priestley Sixth Form & Community College, Warrington
2013, Guest Art/Photography Lecturer, Priestley Sixth Form & Community College, Warrington
2002, Sessional Digital Art Tutor, Participation Project, Edge Hill Youth Centre, Liverpool. Young people aged 16-19 years at risk of offending
2000-2010, Sessional Photography/Art Tutor, Return to Learn Programme, Liverpool. Young people aged 13-15 years excluded from mainstream schooling
1998-2000, Sessional Art Tutor, ArtSkills, Liverpool. Out of work young people aged 16-18 years

Exhibitions
2017-18, Winds of Change (Culture Shifts Local), Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley
2017, Culture Shifts Local, group exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
2017, Homeless: The Human Cost of Austerity, group exhibition, Liverpool John Moores University
2017, What if!, Crisis member’s photographic exhibition, Museum of Liverpool
2016, Homeless: The Human Cost of Austerity, group exhibition, Road Studios, Liverpool
2015, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam
2015, Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age, group exhibition, FACT, Liverpool
2013, Anew, group exhibition, The World of Glass Museum, St. Helens
1997, Human Behaviour, group exhibition, View Gallery, Liverpool
1996, Reveal, group exhibition, Centre for Arts Development Training, Liverpool

Residencies & Awards
2016-18, Culture Shifts: Local, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
2010-13, Anew, The Hope Centre, St. Helens
2012, Photographic Minds, St. Helens
2011, Moving On With Life & Learning (MOWLL), University of Liverpool
2002, Adrian Henri International Street Art Award Winner, Southport
2001, Adrian Henri International Street Art Award Winner, Southport                                 2000-10, Kensington New Deal for Communities, Liverpool

Creative Consultancy/Socially Engaged Practise
2003, Young & What Matters! (docu/drama), Liverpool. Kensington Regeneration
2006-2010, Arts Development Consultant, Edge Hill Community Centre, Liverpool. Kensington Regeneration
1999, Arts and Cultural Strategy for Parks Partnership, Liverpool. Parks Partnership

Talks
2018, Culture Shifts: Learning Lab, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
2018, State of the Nation, Tate Liverpool
2017, Artist Talk – Winds of Change, Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley. Carmel College, St.Helens
2017, Image of Homelessness, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
2015, Redeye’s Lightbox Event, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester
2015, My Photographic Work, Hugh Baird F.E. College, Bootle
2015, Redeye’s Career Development Session 5: Funding and Finance, Central Library, Manchester
2013, Network Event with Redeye Lightbox Groups, International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester
2013, Photographic Art in Public Spaces, Redeye’s Hothouse, The Hive, Manchester
2013, My Photographic Work, Priestley Sixth Form & Community College, Warrington
2011, Redeye’s Participatory Photography Practice: Working with Communities, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
2011, Re: Generations Project, LOOK/11 Photography Festival, Bluecoat, Liverpool centre for the contemporary arts
1996, Public Realm Artwork: The Process, Centre for Arts Development Training, Liverpool

Mentoring
2015-16, Redeye’s Lightbox Comms Mentor, Manchester

Education
1989-1992, BA (Hons) Graphic Arts & Design, Leicester Polytechnic