Wednesday, 11 December 2013

pigdogandmonkeyfestos | Issue 2 | The Artists Part 5

Harriet Murray, "Readymade Hypernatural Paradolia Manifestionism"

Part 5 of this look at the contributors to PIGDOGANDMONKEYFESTOS focuses on a creative partnership of 2 artists Neil Taylor & Harriet Murray, whose studio practice extends to running an artist led gallery space, Campbell Works,  initiating and curating art projects, and undertaking a wide range of public realm interventions.

Stella Boulougari talks of their partnership practice
By developing the collaboration and curation of new ventures with artists working across a wide spectrum of disciplines, Campbell Works acts as a meeting point for ideas and aims to explore contextual relationships between art, spaces and people.

Campbell Works collaborate with artists and organizations internationally, as well as with a diverse range of professionals, commissioning bodies, the public, schools, and local authorities in the UK.

Taylor and Murray have developed a succession of new projects, installations, and exhibitions weaving a route through the commercial, experimental, and public realms.

Campbell Works can best be characterised by its openness-to artists and their ideas, to the public and to the philosophy that drives the programing. Taylor and Murray see the development of Campbell Works as an extension of their artistic practice, allowing each project to become a collaborative work-in-progress, and a way to rigourously test ideas, build networks, and showcase new commissions. Campbell Works creates an environment for experimentation and innovation, for support and discussion, where ideas and the creative process are as important as the outcome.

The curatorial projects consist largely of new work that is created through a dialogue between Murray, Taylor, and any other artists and curators involved. This creates a context for peer critique within a gallery framework and a space for creating new dialogues between the artists and their audience.

Another key element of Campbell Works growth has been to engage with new audiences though participatory art projects. Scince 2002, Taylor and Murray have initiated projects both at grass roots level and within ambitious public realm contexts. The success of recent projects underlines the value of Campbell Works approach, as an incubator for new work and for discussions around artistic practice and audience engagement.
Campbell Works 27 Belfast Road London N16 6UN / 0044(0)20 8806 0817 / /

Neil Taylor, "Poopafesto"

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