Milky Way – The Unruly Page, exhibition at York College

The Unruly Page

York College Gallery

Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB.

2nd March – 28th March 2013

‘The Unruly Page’ is the second exhibition of MilkyWayYouWillHearMeCall, an ongoing collaboration between artists Emma Bolland and Tom Rodgers and curator Judit Bodor. The project uses David Peace’s novel, 1980, as a starting point to explore myth-making as method connecting visual art, curating and writing practices in approaching past events through our current understanding of them.

“This exhibition presents fragments of the research process using theoretical and physical deconstruction of existing texts and visual documentation of our visits to sites. We use these fragments to rethink and eventually rework our experience of the novel in a new form of a non-linear publication. In this process the exhibition format helps us in problematizing what a ‘publication’ might be, with reference to the orthodox and constrained concepts of a bound and ordered narrative of images and texts.

It is clear now that the material has not obeyed, and is disrupting and resisting linear narratives, insisting upon a nomadic inhabitation of an aberrant and scattered codex.  In the gallery scraps and scrawls and fragments intrude upon the considered aesthetic of drawings and photographs, in a re-enactment of the unpredictable process of research.”

Judit Bodor, Emma Bolland, Tom Rodgers, 2013

The Unruly Page runs from 2 March to 28 March 2013 at York College Gallery. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday (9am – 5 pm) and Saturday (9 am – 12 noon). Entry is free. Private view, 5 March 5-7 pm.The Language of the Studio

Three Points of Contact Residency Moves to Glasgow

The residency has moved on to the second point of contact at Glasgow School of Art. My contact sheets work has gone with them and now hangs with all the other artists’ work in GSA.

Catherine Scriven, my contact sheets, found vinyl and Spurn Point pebble.

Alongside this, a-n have published a review of the residency: “Pioneering a new model for international residencies, Three Points of Contact brings artists together across a triangle of UK venues to collaborate, research – and just see what happens”


Three Points of Contact – Artists Residency

Three Points of Contact

A new roving residency and evolving network that creates the opportunity for curators to work together, bringing international artists into contact with UK artists at contrasting locations.

The residency sets up as an experimental space in each participating gallery, where the artists can research and develop ideas through collaborative experiments, dialogue and public interaction.

In the pilot year, the three month residency will start in York (13–23 November 2012), move to Glasgow (3–14 December 2012) and finish in Penzance (15–26 January 2013).

The residency is also online at

work in progress

John Berger and Milky Way at Somerset House

The Other Compass & The Other Stars

We are both storytellers. Lying on our backs, we look up at the night sky. This is where stories began, under the aegis of that multitude of stars which at night filch certitudes and sometimes returns them as faith.

and our faces, my heart, brief as photos, John Berger 1984

Site visit

‘Joan’s Rose’. Site visit. Photograph: Tom Rodgers

6 November, 5 pm
Somerset House, London

A discussion session hosted by Emma Bolland and Judit Bodor about Empathy and Uncertainty in Creative Practice as part of ‘Redrawing the Maps’, a week of conversations, collaborations, screenings and workshops inspired by the work of John Berger. Redrawing the Maps takes place between 5-10 November 2012, in spaces around the John Berger: Art and Property Now exhibition at the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House, London.