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Mark Leahy

MARK LEAHY is a writer, artist and project manager. Recent critical writing is included in Open Letter, Performance Research, Fracjika, Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies, and Salt Companion to John James. He curated ‘Public Pages’ for the conference Poetry and Public Language (Plymouth University, 2007). His poetry sequence 'Swatches' was published by Acts of Language (December 2009). He presented live works in Live Art Falmouth (June 2008) and Performance Market (Plymouth, January 2010). He was MA Programme Leader at Dartington Campus, University College Falmouth and continues to supervise PhD candidates at Falmouth.

Reviews

Karen Lorenz and Philip Pierce 'The Hand Also Has Dreams' [3 June 2013]
 

An exhibition that brings together the work of two artists, working in different media, working with very different approaches, can come about for different reasons. These can be pragmatic reasons of sharing labour, cutting costs or energy, or they  Read on…

The Gallery at Birdwood House, Totnes
26 May - 1 June 2013

Anya Lewin, Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip [3 May 2013]
 

  Chez Paulette on the Sunset Strip offers a scene of expanded cinema, of film as a series of events, spilling and spreading beyond the immediate moment of the screening, the immediacy of being seated in a cinema seat, and watching. The skin  Read on…

Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, Plymouth
27 April - 31 May 2013

Sinead O'Donnell, 'Art of Begegnung Comes Tomorrow Slowly' [19 April 2013]
 

  2:46 PM - 17 Feb 13 ·  #IBT13 #SineadODonnell - she clasps a stack of plates, as tall almost as she is; they curve away from and to her body, and sway slightly; // - the stack catches the light in two verticals of bright  Read on…

IBT13: In Between Time at Arnolfini, Bristol
17 February 2013

Martin O'Brien, Breathe for Me [17 April 2013]
 

  5:04 PM - 15 Feb 13  Martin O'Brien #IBT13 - hand out before him, he can't see through the latex hood, he feels with his foot, touching his toe to find the edge. / he checks his blood, takes his temperature, urinates, eats a biscuit,  Read on…

IBT13 at Arnolfini, Bristol
15 February 2013

The outline seems indelible [27 February 2013]
 

  There is space here, room to move, the gallery is airy and the work breathes. The audio tracks cross each other and are crossed by the sound of the slide projector. The openness of the installation suggests at first that there is not much  Read on…

The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth
4 February - 1 March 2013

John Court 'The Work Between The Lines' [11 October 2012]
 

  Opening event including John Court in conversation with André Stitt Saturday 29 September 2012, 3–5pm   This is a quiet exhibition. There is stillness, silence, there are calm objects … and then I become aware of  Read on…

Spacex, Exeter
29 September - 24 November 2012

BA Fine Art: Contemporary Practices and BA Writing [19 June 2012]
 

  Contexture is the degree showing of work by the final graduating cohorts of the awards BA (Hons) Fine Art: Contemporary Practices and BA (Hons) Writing at University College Falmouth. The work in Contexture is distributed between two  Read on…

University College Falmouth, Falmouth
13 - 17 June 2012

Platform P at The Duke [15 November 2011]
 

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel is a striking Victorian Gothic building set just away from the centre of Plymouth. Set among a mix of office, residential, and other leisure facilities, its ornate surface and complex silhouette rises suddenly from the  Read on…

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth
5 - 6 November 2011

My Body My Self: Art from the Body [9 September 2011]
 

Caroline Born’s new exhibition in Kingsbridge brings together recent work and pieces that go back some decades. The earlier pieces have been chosen to contextualise or complement the recent series based on body casts. The exhibition is  Read on…

Harbour House, Kingsbridge
6 September 2011 to 11 September 2011

Tim Ellis: The Tourist [27 May 2011]
 

The works in Tim Ellis' solo show 'The Tourist' at Spacex, Exeter prompt narrative responses. Ellis distributes these newly made works across three spaces, each with a character of its own. The pieces are funny, with elements of beauty; they are  Read on…

Spacex, Exeter
12 March - 30 April

Tim Ellis - 'The Tourist' [18 March 2011]
 

The new work presented in Tim Ellis’s solo show The Touristat Spacex, Exeter prompts narrative responses from the visitor. Ellis distributes the work across three spaces each of which has a different character. Room 1 is a display space, while  Read on…

Spacex, Exeter
12 March - 30 April 2011