Approved: 12.01.2007

Townley and Bradby

Artist, Gallery educator, Writer

Approved: 12.01.2007

We are interested in how to earn a living, bring up children, and also sustain a creative practice. For the last few years we have been investigating this through residencies (with Lincoln Art Programme), research fellowships (Golden Threads) and, most recently, an Arts Council-funded project titled Artists As Parents As Artists.

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    Biography

    We are interested in how to earn a living, bring up children, and also sustain a creative practice. For the last few years we have been investigating this through residencies (with Lincoln Art Programme), research fellowships (Golden Threads) and, most recently, an Arts Council-funded project titled Artists As Parents As Artists.

    We have presented live work at galleries and festivals including Nightjar Festival (Cambridge), Norfolk and Norwich Festival (Norwich), Tate Britain (London), Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridgeshire), Town Hall Galleries (Ipswich), Royal Standard (Liverpool), and Rio Bravo (Copenhagen).

    CV & Education

    Exhibitions

    A Game Played in the Gallery Over Two Days, MK Gallery project space, 2017

    Drawing In and Drawing Out, works from Children's Centre residency, Norwich Arts Centre, 2016

    Ground (duo show), ATTIC, 1 Thoresby Street, Nottingham, 2015

    Everything, All At Once, All The Time (solo show), The Minories Galleries, Colchester, 2015

    Invisible Dust, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, 2011

    Play Ploy Ply (solo show), Project Space 11, Plymouth, 2010

     

    Public Participative Projects and Commissions

    Five-Way Conversation on Two-Way Radios, commission, Wellcome Collection, London, 2013

    Ring This Bell, part of A Day With A Duck, Babylon Gallery, Ely, 2012

    Two-Way Radio Guided Tour, commissioned artists’ tour, Lincoln Art Programme, 2011

    The Bowthorpe Experiment, commissioned artists’ tour, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 2011

    Conversations After Dark, commissioned artist-led walk, Nightjar, Cambridge, 2009

     

    Residencies

    Playing Out, collaborative artworks made in public spaces, MK Gallery 2016 – 2018

    Drawing In and Drawing Out, weekly outdoor drawing sessions, Earlham Early Years Centre, Norwich, 2016

    Sleeping in the Gallery, domestic spaces and creativity, Firstsite, Colchester 2014

    Boy Horse Shoe Bed, residency, Lincoln Art Programme, Lincoln, 2010

    A Word Adventure, residency, South London Gallery, 2010

    Communities Under Construction, residency, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, 2009
     

    Artists’ Books & Publications

    The Day of the Duck, Marmalade Press, 2018 (with Helen Stratford)

    Brood: art and parenting in times of austerity, quarterly 'zine, seven issues since January 2016

    An Endless Round of Repetitive Tasks with Operatic Anger and Comic Turns, Sideline Publications, 2014 (with Judith Stewart and Frances Williams)

    Conversations After Dark, Sideline Publications, 2010 (with James Wilkes)

    Mechanical Operations in Cambourne, Marmalade Press, 2009 (with Helen Stratford)