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Brass Art is Chara Lewis, Kristin Mojsiewicz and Anneke Pettican, based in Manchester, Glasgow and Huddersfield, UK.

Our old website can still be accessed here- archive.brassart.org.uk 


Brass Art CV



Solo Exhibitions


2018
that-which-is-not Bury Sculpture Centre | Bury Art Museum, Manchester
2017
GESTURED Chetham’s Library, Manchester
2015
Brass Art: Freud’s House* The International3, Manchester, with Monty Adkins
2013
The Imagining of Things* Huddersfield Art Gallery, with Alistair MacDonald
The Air which Held Them Barnaby Festival, Christ Church, Macclesfield
2010
The Non-existence of the Unnamed The International3, Manchester
2008
Skyscraping Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
2007
Here and Elsewhere Globe City Gallery, Newcastle
2006
Brass Art: beside ourselves The International3, Manchester
2005
Phantasmagoria The Lowry, Salford. New audio commission by Matt Wand


Group Exhibitions


2019
A Trick of the Light: Magic, Mystery and Illusion Grundy Gallery, Blackpool
Sensorium SUSAS, Shanghai, China
2018
Coal Forest Woodhorn Museum, Northumbria
Place, Space, Action Market Gallery, Huddersfield
2017
xCoAx National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Chaido, Lisbon, Portugal
Synthesis New Adelphi Exhibition Gallery, Salford
2016
Cultural R>evolution ISEA 2016, Hong Kong
2015
The Festival of the Unconscious The Freud Museum, London
Thought Positions in Sculpture ROTOR, Huddersfield Art Gallery
2014
Art in the Home #2 Contemporary Art Society, York
Last Dark Music of the Painted Night - film screening - Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
2013
Leave the Capitol The Fleming Collection, London
Time for Light Bury Art Museum, Lancashire
Mirrors of the Mind - film screening - Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
WE-culture Experimental Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
2012
Flights of Fancy Tatton Park Biennial, Cheshire. Curated by Danielle Arnaud & Jordan Kaplan
Private Radio City Tower, Liverpool
Generation XYZ Haymarket Gallery, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
SPARK3D Gallery13, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
2011
Dark Matters Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
2010
The Economy of the Gift A Foundation, Liverpool, and audio commission with Monty Adkins
Inside Out Object Gallery, Sydney, Royal College of Art, London, MIRIAD, Manchester
Concrete and Glass Hoxton Square, London, group show and audio festival
2009
Tell it to the Trees Croft Castle, National Trust, Herefordshire
Not At This Address Bury Museum and Art Gallery, Manchester
The Kiss of a Lifetime (parts 1 & 2) Rogue Project Space, Manchester VANE, Newcastle
2008
The Jerwood Drawing Prize The Jerwood Space, London and National touring show
ArtFutures 08 Bloomberg Space, London
Rotate Contemporary Art Society, London
When Absence Becomes Presence Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, USA
2007
Turnstile The Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
repeat repeat University College Chester
2006
Story Alexia Goethe Gallery, London
2005
2LIVE Koroska Fine Arts Gallery, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. International photography
Conversations on the subject of Feminism The Cornerhouse, Manchester
Text Festival Commissioned text piece installed at Radcliffe Metro Station
The Text Bury Museum and Art Gallery, Bury, Lancashire
Outvideo National Centre for Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2003
The Brewster Project Brewster, New York. Curated by Jane Benson
Artranspennine 03 Sites across North of England. Curated by Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson
Seesaw Artist exchange and curated exhibition with Atelier Grammophon, Hanover
Look to this Day Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Eve of Destruction (parts one and two) The International3 Summer Fête, Manchester
Manchester Portfolio - artist editions - London Print Studio and The Lowry, Salford
2002
No-place Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery. Sponsored by Pentax UK & PCL
2001
microMuseum Medi@terra Athens-Lavrion, Sofia, Belgrade, Maribor, Frankfurt, Osnabrück
Ich bin Galerie 2YK, Berlin. Curated by Brass Art
CF-01 Communication Front Symposium, Plovdiv, Bulgaria


Publications


2019
Gestured by Brass Art: Gestures, Ambiguity and Material Transformation at Chetham’s Library.
Intersecting Practices Contemporary Art in Heritage Spaces. (eds).Cass, Park, Powell. Routledge: London
2018
Brass Art: Freud’s Figure-ground in Motion: Macabre, Rare, Banal, Eerie and Sentimental in Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media, vol 5 Number 1, Intellect Ltd (2016), pp.191-204 ISSN: 2045-6271/ ISSN: 2045-628X
2017
Brass Art: GESTURED authors: Rowan Bailey ISBN: 978 1 910029 34 3
xCoAx 2017 LISBON proceedings on the Fifth Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts - CITAR, Porto. Vol 9, no.3. ISSN: 1646-9798
2016
ISEA 2016 Hong Kong Cultural R>evolution ISBN 978-962-442-396-9
2015
Brass Art: A house within a house within a house within a house. Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, vol 7 no.3. Intellect Books & Writing Pad ISSN: 17535190/ ISSN: 17535204
Brass Art: A Constellation - thoughts in process Thought Positions in Sculpture online:https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/st/thoughtpositionsinsculpture/brassart/
2014
Brass Art: The Imagining of Things, Dr. Susannah Thompson. ROTOR: Transdisciplinary Dialogue and Debate, University of Huddersfield Press, pp. 42-44. Texts incl. Griselda Pollock &Peter Suchin
2013
Brass Art: The Creation of a Collective Voice. Collaboration through Craft: Theory and Practice. Eds. Helen Felcey, Alice Kettle, and Amanda Ravetz. Bloomsbury Publishers: London.
2012
Leonardo Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. Special Issue ACM SIGGRAPH - MIT Press. Volume 45, no. 4
Tatton Park Biennial 2012 Flights of Fancy Authors: Cherry Smyth, Rebecca Geldard, Danielle Arnaud, Jordan Kaplan. ISBN978-09571626-0-0
2011
The 2nd International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies conference publication ISBN 978 3 03303134 0
Corridor8 #3 The Quick Slow Edition, Part 1. ISBN 9 780955 267260
2010
ISEA2010: RUHR conference publication - peer reviewed papers. ISBN 978 3 86895 103 5
Corridor8 #2 - The Borderlands issue. ISBN 978 0 9552672 3 9
A Bulletin Issue 5 - The Economy of the Gift
InsideOut - Sculpture in the Digital Age University of Technology Sydney, RMIT University, Australia, De Montfort University, Manchester Metropolitan University, Dartington College of Arts. ISBN 9781857214093
Research in Action University of Huddersfield - issue 1, Spring
2008
Skyscraping Essays by David Thorp & Clare Lilley. Yorkshire Sculpture Park. ISBN 1 871480 65 5
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2008 ISBN 13 978 0955664670
2007
Negotiated Positions Exhibition Catalogue. Published by CPARA Centre for Practice as Research in the Arts at the University of Chester. ISBN 978 1 905929 21 4
2005
2LIVE Koroska Fine Arts Gallery, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. ISBN 961 91463 1 X
2005
Galanty publication, i3 Manchester, distibuted by Cornerhouse. Essays: Nick Crowe & Sharon Kivland. Design: Book Lab, Glasgow. ISBN 0 9542059 7 1
2002
No-place Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery. Essay: Sharon Kivland
2000
Autoparts cat. IDEA digital commissions. Essays: Jen Southern & Emma Posey
1999
STALK publication, Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Art & Design. Design: Nick Fry & Brass Art. Text: Sue Hubbard & Tracey Sanders-Wood. ISBN 1 90075611 0
1998
Our Night At The Palace catalogue, Trice Publications 1998. ISBN 0 9531919 15 Foreword: Sean Cubitt. Design: Sue Clements


Press


2018
that-which-is-not review - Beth Dawson - Corridor8 - 16th April http://www.corridor8.co.uk/article/brass-art-that-which-is-not-at-bury-art-museum-and-sculpture-centre/
2017
GESTURED review - Catriona McAra - Corridor8 - 12th Dec http://corridor8.co.uk/article/brass-art-gestured/
xCoAx review - Victoria Bradbury - Neural - issue 58 / Autumn 2017
2015
Brass Art Robert Clarke - Guardian Guide Preview - 19th Sep
Artists and the Uncanny: Shadow Worlds at Freud’s House interview - Pippa Koszerek - https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/artists-and-the-uncanny-shadow-worlds-at-freuds-house
Frightening with its familiarity: Freud’s House review http://www.thedoublenegative.co.uk
Brass Art Freud’s House review http://www.corridor8.co.uk/article/review-brass-art-shadow-worlds-writers-rooms-freuds-house-the-international-3-manchester/ Brass Art: Freud’s House review artinliverpool.com
2013
Hear and Now review - Sara Mohr-Pietsch - Radio 3 - 28th Dec
2012
Tatton Park Biennial 2012 review - David Trigg - Frieze - issue 149
Tatton Park Biennial 2012 review - Jeremy Hunt - Art &Architecture Journal Press - 16th May
2011
Dark Matters http://www.corridor8.co.uk/blog/shadowing-dark-matters
Dark Matters http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/08/art-technological-illusion
2010
Concrete and Glass The Guide - Guardian 8th May
InsideOut Australian Design Review - 19th May
InsideOut Design Federation - Australia - Klaus Kinski - 7th Jun
InsideOut Curve magazine - Australia - Aug/Sept Issue
The Economy of the Gift review - Richard Unwin - Frieze - 26th April
2008
Skyscraping Robert Clarke - Guardian Guide - 15th Apr
The Broom of the System - essay - Louise Milne, Tramway, Glasgow - 31st Oct
2007
Artists reclaim their skyline review - David Whetstone - Newcastle Journal - May 12th
2005
Phantasmagoria Robert Clarke - Guardian Guide Preview - April 30th - May 5th
The Text David Briers - Art Monthly - May 287
Phantastic Females Rachel Pugh - Manchester Evening News - April 22nd
Front Row Radio 4 interview - March
2003
Artranspennine03 review - Neil Mulholland - Frieze - Nov/Dec issue
2001
Ich bin Axel Lapp - Art Monthly - Sep
Artistic licence Sue Latimer - Museums Journal - Aug
Paradise Revisited preview - [a-n] magazine - Jan
2000
Paradise Revisited Martin Vincent - News North West - 14th Nov
Credit Card Interface Jen Southern - [a-n] magazine - Sept
Auto arts Tim Birch - City Life, Manchester. 14-29 June pg 50 Issue 408
1999
art mart Lena Corner - i-D magazine - The Elevator Issue - Oct
for art get mart Tim Birch - City Life Magazine, Manchester - 29 Sept-14 Oct. 390
1998
Our Night at The Palace Daniel Brocklehurst - City Life Review - 9-24 Sept. 363


Essays


2019
Sleight of Hand Natalie Ferris
2018
LA PAGODE Sharon Kivland
2017
Ways of Reading Gestured Rowan Bailey
2015
Reflections | Iterations Joanna Morra
2014
Brass Art: The Imagining of Things Susannah Thompson
The Imagining of Things introduction Anna Powell
2010
Non-existence of the Unnamed - Pinching a Shadow Patricia Allmer
2008
Skyscraping introduction Claire Lilley
Brass Art. Beside themselves David Thorp
2007
Animals that from a long way off look like flies Lisa Le Feuvre
2005
Their Dark Materials Nick Crowe
2002
No Place: An Itinerary Sharon Kivland
2001
Wer bin ich? Natasha Howes
2000
Credit Card Interface Jen Southern
Paradise Revisited Louise Milne
1999
Hotel foreword Sean Cubitt
Hotel Sue Hubbard
STALK Graham Parker


Residencies


2016
Artists-in-Labs | ISEA 2016 laboratory, Connecting Space Gallery, Hong Kong
2012
Creative Lab residency, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow


Commissions


2017
GESTURED Meeting Point2 Arts & Heritage ACE Commission, Chetham’s Library, Manchester
2014
Freud’s House: The Double* Commission to Collect programme, University of Salford, Manchester
2013
The Air which Held Them ACE commission for Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield
2011
Shortlisted Lyric Hammersmith - Richard Wentworth, David Batchelor, Tim Knowles, Brass Art
2009
Witness Tree Croft Castle, Herefordshire - installed at Coningsby Hospital, Hereford
2005
From the Tower Falls the Shadow Text Festival installed at Radcliffe Metrolink, Lancashire
2000
Phantasmagoria Innovation in Digital & Electronic Art [IDEA] - Digital Commission, Salford
2000
Inseparable Companion* www.trespass.co.uk IDEA digital commission with Spencer Roberts


Conferences / Talks / Presentations


2019
Affect as Pedagogy: relation between, space, time and bodies, University of Barcelona, Spain
2018
(Re) Forming Sculpture conference. The Hepworth Wakefield
Arts&Heritage Meeting Point2 Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Manchester Metropolitan University
Brass Art in conversation with Helen Wewiora Bury Sculpture Centre, Bury
2017
xCoAx 5th International Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics and X, Lisbon, Portgual
2016
The Atemporal Image Fourth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture, i-DAT, Plymouth University
R<connecting the Senses Artists-in-Labs | ISEA 2016, Connecting Space Gallery, Hong Kong
Brass Art CG Associates Artist’s Talk Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2015
Brass Art in conversation with Roger Malbert The International 3, Salford
Folds in Time: artists’ responses to the temporal and the uncanny The Freud Museum, London. Keynotes: Alison Rowley, Patricia Allmer. Invited artists, curators and writers in discussion, part of Festival of the Unconscious. Brass Art, Daniel Silver, Lindsay Seers, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Rebecca Fortnum, Pavel Pyś. Convened by Brass Art.
Arts in Heritage North National Trust and Arts Council England Network Event, Cheshire
2014
CHArt Conformity, Process and Deviation: Digital Arts as Outsider, Kings College Festival of the Humanities, London
2013
Contemporary Art Society, Christ Church, Macclesfield
Royal Society of The Arts panel debate the Responsible Artist, Royal Academy, London
2012
Siggraph Los Angeles
School of Design Edinburgh College of Art
Future Forms Conference, MIRIAD, Manchester
2011
Technologies of Drawing, European Sculpture Network, University of Huddersfield
The 2nd International Conference on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland
2011
Staging Illusion: Digital & Cultural Fantasy, University of Sussex
Pairings Manchester Metropolitan University
2010
ISEA2010: RUHR Dortmund, Germany
Arts & Business The International 3, Manchester


Artfairs & Nominations


2015
The Manchester Contemporary Spinningfields, Manchester
2015
Margaret Tait Award nominated
2014
The Manchester Contemporary Spinningfields, Manchester
2010
The Manchester Contemporary Spinningfields, Manchester
2007
Preview Berlin Germany
2007
The Northern Art Prize nominated
2007
Zoo Art Fair London
2006
Zoo Art Fair London
2005
Zoo Art Fair London
2003
The Art Prize North nominated


Grants


Brass Art are supported by research grants from their respective institutions

2010
Association of Art Historians Grant for collaboration
2009
Arts Council England - Research and Development Award
2007
Arts Council England, Friends of Yorkshire Sculpture Park
2005
The British Council, Arts Council England, Trafford City Council
2004
Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England
2003
Working with Artists Award, Arts Council England, The British Council
2002
Artist's Franchise Award, North West Arts Board
2001
The British Council, North West Arts Board, Artist’s Franchise Award, North West Arts Board
2000
North West Arts Board


Collections & Professional Bodies 


Arts Council England Collection, Government Art Collection, University of Salford Commission to Collect programme, National Centre for Contemporary Art Ekaterinburg, Russia. Private Collections in Britain, America and South Africa.
Invited Artist member of Contemporary Art Society
Invited members of xCoAx scientific committee


Contact


Web: www.brassart.org.uk
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user30335838
Twitter: brass_art99
Instagram: brass_art99

Brass Art is: Chara Lewis | Kristin Mojsiewicz | Anneké Pettican

*Brass Art in collaboration with Spencer Roberts