A selection of previous and current related research and curatorial projects...

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Junk: Art and the Politics of Trash, published by IBTauris 2011. Other publications include Pan-demonium, AC Institute/Lightning Press, 2009, the co-edited Telling Stories: Countering Narrative in Art, Theory and Film, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009 and Assembling the Absurd: the Sculpture of George Fullard, London: Lund Humphries, 1998. For publications list click here.

 Research papers presented include Transitory Utopian Potential: Spontaneous Models for Creative Critical Communities at CAA (Chicago, 2010); ‘The subversive imagination and affect: Jeff Nuttall and 1968’ at 1968: A Global Perspective (University of Austin, Texas October 2008) and ‘Scavenging from margins to mainstream: artist as bricoleur, March 2008 at University of Paris symposium on assemblage. For conference papers list here.

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Exhibitions curated include Pan-demonium (AC Institute, New York 2009), Radical Mayhem: Welfare State International and its Followers, (Midpennine Arts, Burnley 2008) and Playing with Paradox, George Fullard, (Mappin Art Gallery Sheffield and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge 1998).
Events include co-organising (with Jane Tormey) various RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt symposia; a series of talks, screenings and performances, Provoking Practice! (Loughborough University 2008);  co-organised three symposia Telling Stories: Theories, Cinematic Essay and Objects and Narrative (Loughborough University, 2007) and alien form(s): sound>space>sculpture, featuring the work of Harry Partch and an improvised percussive performance by Edie Prevost (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds 1999).

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Ash Keating,  2020 Next Wave Arts House Meat Market, Australia
Ash Keating, Support can make a difference, 2006. Photo: courtesy of the artist
and Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
Playing with Parodox, exhibition catalogue, 1998
Jeff Nuttall, 1960s. Photo: Dave Trace
Bruce Lacey, exhibition catalogue, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1975
Radical Mayhem, Welfare State International, exhibition catalogue, 2008
Provoking Practice! poster, 2008. Photo: Heath Bunting