Previous exhibitions and Projects
Casa del Arte, Palma de Mallorca (ESP)
25 OCTOBER - 5 NOVEMBER 2022
Moorland Productions exhibited "Cyprus Horseman" and "Geisha No 2 in Three Modes", at the Casa del Arte, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, with the Swiss-based gallery ARTBOX.Projects.
MISSION GALLERY, SWANSEA
2 JULY - 13 AUGUST 2021
“Root & Branch”, touring exhibition, curated by Linda Norris & Wai Kit Lam. Third iteration at the Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales. Includes three works by Moorland Productions, including "The Tree Aberystwyth" and "Mistletoe Balloon" (featured).
DORFKIRCHE MEIERSDORF, MECKLENBURG, DE
4 SEPTEMBER - 2 NOVEMBER 2022
“Root & Branch” Fourth iteration of the touring exhibition at the Dorfkirche Meiersdorf, DE. Concept by Linda Norris & Wai Kit Lam, curated by Herbert Hundrich and including three works by Moorland Productions.
21 MARCH - 7 APRIL 2022
"The Parthenon from the Seven Seat Plateau, Athens". Part of "Mirrored Journey", a project by Kasuhira Yatima and Violeta Ivanova. Moorland Productions received a circular mirror from the organisers who asked for it to be taken on a journey to three places and photographed in situ without using any editing.
Our mirror explored dwellings (of people or gods) starting in a neolithic cave in SW France, then the Parthenon, Athens, and finally, the Tombs of the Kings, Paphos, Cyprus.
This is Not a Coffe Shop, Tainan
10 MARCH - 25 APRIL 2022
"Root & Branch" touring exhibition curated by Linda Norris and Wai Kit Lam, second iteration in Taiwan, 這不是咖啡店 ('This is not a Coffee Shop Gallery') No. 1, Alley 8, Lane 96, Chongxue Road, East District, Tainan City, 701, Taiwan. Included three works by Moorland Productions.
Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
13 NOVEMBER - 18 DECEMBER 2021
Moorland Productions exhibited three postcards as part of the "Root & Branch" mail-art project conceived by Linda Norris & Wai Kit Lam: "Platanes", "Mistletoe Balloon"and "The Tree, Aberystwyth" at the Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong. Linda and Wai Kit met during an on-line event organised by MP/LAF Art Festival during COVID Lockdown.
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
8 - 9 OCTOBER 2021
Sixth Edition, Belle Salle, Roppongi, Tokyo. MP will be showing a selection of works in oil, acrylic and print, representing a mini-retrospective of their painted and printed work since 2000, such as "Agapanthus" (Oil on Canvas, 33 x 41 cms).
LACUNA ART FESTIVALS, Lanzarote
2 - 29 July 2021
For this year's Festival theme "Distance", Moorland Productions exhibited three large horizontal panoramic digital photographs "London", "Telc, CZ" (left/below) and "Donegal" each featuring a landscape/place and each one highlighting physical or emotional distance between people.
LACUNA ART FESTIVALS, Lanzarote
2 - 29 JULY 2021
Also for the Lacuna Arts Festival on-line exhibition, "Distance: Door-to-Door". Moorland Productions showed a series of digital photographs depicting doorways/entrances from around the world. Here the Vizcaya House and Gardens, Miami.
SUPERMARKET ART FAIR STOCKHOLM
14 - 16 FEBRUARY 2014
Moorland Productions shared a Stand with the Water Tower Arts Festival, Sofia, and showed 10 of the "Control Mechanisms" series of paintings, along with documentation of previous projects.
ANIMAMUS ART SALON - BROOKLYN, NY & LONDON
15 – 22 AUGUST 2013
Coohaus Gallery, 547 W. 27th St. #307 NY. Animamus Art Salon is curated by Ventiko the Photographer in NY and London. The Salon included digital Prints by Moorland Productions together with performance and installations by members of the XVI Collective.
THE NEIGHBOURS PROJECT -
MACKENZIE ART GALLERY,
DECEMBER 2012 - MARCH 2013
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada. The Neighbours Project is a nomadic translocal project curated by Rachelle Viader-Knowles, Mkrtich Tonoyan and Kenneth Hay of Moorland Productions. Artists are invited to picture/narrate a story about their neighbourhood and the results are exhibited and published in the 'Neighbours' Newspaper. It has had several iterations involving over 50 artists, in Armenia, Canada, Mallorca, and Larroque, SW France.
PORTES OUVERTES, Occitanie
11 OCTOBER 2020
Moorland Productions are listed with the Artistes d'Occitanie / Artists of Occitanie, France and participate in the annual 'Open Studio' day organised by the Regional Council. For this event Moorland Productions exhibited a range of works, old and new including this print from the "Absences" exhibition about the Highland Clearances, first exhibited at the Czech Centre for Experimental Theatre, Brno in 2002, and later in Taiwan, 2007.
PARALLAX ART FAIR, LONDON
15 - 16 FEBRUARY 2020
Exhibition at Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London. Europe's largest artist/designer fair. MP will be exhibiting a selection of their "Control Mechanism" paintings, referencing societal/behavioural surveillance and regulation in semi-abstract paintings and screenprints, such as "CM_026 Royal Manhole", Acrylic on paper, 20 x 20 cm.
SPECTRUM/RED DOT MIAMI
4-8 DECEMBER 2019
Exhibited with ARTAVITA/World Wide Art, Booth 801, curated by Thomas Tunberg, at the MANA WYNWOOD Exhibition Centre, 2217 NW 5th Avenue@NW 22nd Street. Two paintings:"Geisha in two Modes" and "Geisha in three Modes", Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 cm, and a video "Haiku" (10 mins), (Photo: far right, back). The Booth won the 'Best in Show' award.
20 MARCH - 19 APRIL, 2012
Galerie Cerna Linka, Brno, CZ. Second iteration of the Prague Exhibition of "Control Mechanisms" with "Whispering Zen Garden" and digital QR code prints. Curated by Petr Kamenicky.
MIRÓ FOUNDATION, MALLORCA
"CM_027_Palma" (2013), Screenprint on Arches Paper, 40 x 40 cms. Produced in Miró's print studio, Pilar & Joan Miró Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, during a one month residency, and exhibited in Cán Gelabert, Sineu, Mallorca.
ARTISTERIUM: THE PROTEST THAT NEVER ENDS
5-15 OCTOBER 2012
The Georgian National Museum of History, Tbilisi, Fifth International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Moorland Productions, sponsored by The British Council, presented a site specific floor work plus 10 laminated digital CM prints. Catalogue by Magda Garulli, Curator.
THE BULGARIANS ARE COMING!
The Bulgarian Cultural Institute, London, Curated by Nia Pushkarova. Moorland Productions exhibited a site specific floor work relating to the changes in passport controls for Bulgarian citizens coming to the UK.
SLUICE ART FAIR, LONDON
19 - 20 OCTOBER 2013
47/49 Tanner Street. Forty Artist/Curator run Galleries & Projects. Moorland Productions showed with the XVI Collective and created this site-specific installation using Japanese 'Google Map' adhesive tape on the window. The tape portrays parts from a continuous street map of London in the form of an RFID tag.
LA PETITE MEURTE
2 - 11 NOVEMBER, 2012
Drawers Gallery, London. Moorland Productions, with the XVI Collective, showed a "Control Mechanism" made from marigold petals in celebration of the Mexican Diá de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
LDN - BCN
10 - 22 NOVEMBER 2012
Gallery "Untitled BCN", Barcelona. Moorland Productions showed two Giclé prints of CMs on Saunders paper, with the XVI Collective.
MATT ROBERT'S GALLERY LONDON
29 JUNE - 7 JULY, 2012
Exhibition with the XVI Collective, at Matt Robert's Gallery, Vyner Street, as part of a A.L.A.S. Summer Residency. Moorland Productions exhibited "CM_021_Zircon Blue", Acrylic on Canvas, 100 x 100 cms, 2012.
THE GYUMRI BIENNALE
5-15 OCTOBER 2012
"The Neighbours Project", Gyumri Academy of Art, Armenia. Moorland Productions, with Rachelle Viader-Knowles and Mkrtich Tonoyan exhibited the first iteration of the "Neighbours Project" - Wall installation with multiple tv monitors and Digital prints with text.
GALERIE SKOLSKA PRAGUE
6 December 2011- 8 January 2012
"Something about to happen..." Moorland Productions with Vojta Horalék, Josef Danek and The Frozen Academy. An international networked project with 58 participants from 13 countries. Installation, video, painting, sculpture, net art, performance, electronic music, lectures and a networked meal.
GALERIE NOVA SIN PRAGUE
22 NOVEMBER - 11 DECEMBER, 2011
Solo Exhibition by Moorland Productions, comprising 17 Control Mechanisms, (Oil and Acrylic on Canvas) "Whispering Zen Garden" floor installation (Shredded paper, stereo audio soundtrack, two artificial rocks), 3 Digital prints of QR codes. Catalogue by Terezie Petišková.
THE BUSAN BIENNALE,KOREA
21 MAY - 10 JUNE, 2010
"Ground plan of Togetherness", Moorland Productions with Josef Danek the Frozen Academy. Exhibition of digital prints made collaboratively using Photoshop Layers, begun in Cyprus, 2010. Curated by Trina Hyunjin Byun.
INCHEON BIENNALE, KOREA
19 SEPTEMBER 14 OCTOBER, 2010
International Incheon Art Fair, Korea. Digital prints by Moorland Productions with Josef Danek, Aneta Soukoupová and Trina Hyunjin Byun. Curaetd by Trina Hyujin Byun. Works shown was from the "Art in the Wilderness/Art au Lieu Sauvage" project, begun in Larroque 2010.
ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY
5 - 7 NOVEMBER, 2010
Collective Contemporary Art, curated by Helen Carey. International show of 34 selected artists. Moorland Productions showed 12 "Control Mechanisms" together with documentation of the RADAR project and Venice Biennale work.
THE WATER TOWER ARTS FESTIVAL,
JUNE 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Moorland Productions have exhibited and presented at 3 of the Water Tower Festivals, the largest international art festival in Bulgaria, curated by Nia Pushkarova. In 2013 Kenneth Hay was selector of the exhibition and wrote the catalogue entry on the tactics of contemporary alternative art festivals. Available here: https://www.academia.edu/34915115/Artist_Run_Initiatives/
CYPRUS COLLEGE OF ART, PAPHOS
MARCH-APRIL 2008 - 2017
Moorland Productions have participated in residencies, led workshops, tutored and exhibited at Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, near Paphos, since 2008. Several of The Frozen Academy's projects have been initiated or developed there.
TODAY MUSEUM, BEIJING
Moorland Production's film, "Miracle', filmed in Venice and selected for the Olympic One Minutes in Amsterdam, was screened at the Today Museum, Beijing for the inauguration of the Beijing Olympics, 2008.
CHINA NOW, XIAMEN/LEEDS
A simultaneous exhibition in Leeds and Xiamen, China organised by Andrew Kelly as part of the China Now Festival. Moorland Productions showed video, together with a sound installation which 'exchanged' the sounds of six key locations in each city (The Market, the High Street, the Station, etc.).
'SIGNAL-08', GALERIE SYPKA VLKOV, CZ
Moorland Productions with the Frozen Academy presented "Plein Air Computing", a series of digital photographs - in the Czech Republic's premier space for contemporary experimental art.
BUSAN INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL
22 SEPTEMBER - 28 AUGUST, 2008
6th Busan International Environmental Art Festival. Moorland Productions showed "Urban Fox" (Digital Print) created for Cracow Public Transport. Curated by Heejin Byun.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FINE ART MALTA
7 MARCH - 15 APRIL, 2008
"Watch!", National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta, Malta. Moorland Productions with Vince Briffa and John Michael Anderson. Moorland Productions showed 6 "Control Mechanisms" plus 4 digital prints of Japanese Gardens in Kyoto and the DVD "Haiku" filmed in Japan (2007). Published by the National Agency for Museums, Conservation Practice and Cultural Heritage, 2008.
MOORLAND PRODUCTIONS IN TAIWAN
10 JANUARY - 4 MARCH2007
A five-year retrospective of Moorland Production's work from "Absences" (2002), the 50th Venice Biennale (2003), 'Rynek" (2004), "Miracle" (2004) and subsequent films (2004-7). With Lucia Lu. Art Centre, National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan. Catalogue available in Chinese and English.
AVAILABLE ART, CRACOW
29 JUNE - 7 JULY, 2005
Camelot Galerie Cracow, Poland, curated by Anna Morlinghaus. Moorland Productions showed four digital prints from the "One Thousand Plateaux" series, created in Leeds in 2000 for the Leeds retrospective show "Visual Verbal" (1975-2000).
15 MAY - 12 JUNE 2005
Project for Cracow Public Transport, and the Goethe Institute, Cracow, curated by Anna Morlinghaus. Moorland Productions presented two images of "Urban Foxes" with text, for display at selected tram stops in Cracow. All member countries of the EU were represented by one/two selected artists.
RADAR INFOPOINT, VENICE
8-9 September 2004
The final phase of the RADAR - Connecting Europe Project, was staged in the Italia Future Telecom Centre, Venice. Moorland Productions screened three films produced during the project: "Song without Words", "Rynek" and "Venezia com'erà", as well as outdoor projections of still images documenting the project and a performance: "Seetha's World Tour", Curated by Laura Scarpa and Lorenzo Cinotti.
OLYMPIC ONE MINUTES
2005, 2008, 2013
Catalogue of the World One Minutes touring exhibition, "Miracle" (video) by Moorland Productions, was selected for the "Olympic One Minutes"promotional DVD and screened at the Today Museum, Beijing (2008) and then toured to Shanghai, Lisbon, Zagreb, Paramaribo, Brussels, Sào Paolo, Istanbul, Amsterdam and Gröningen. It was also selected for exhibition in the Stedelijk Museum (NL) and 30 museums/galleries in NL and around the world.
"HIBRIDA II" BRNO/BRADFORD
Contemporary printmaking from the Czech Republic and the U.K. Exhibited simultaneously at Bradford Cartwright Hall and The Brno Gallery, Brno, CZ. Curated by Colin Lloyd and Ian Colverson. Moorland Productions exhibited "The Four Elements: Water" (Digital print 10 x 1 metres). Catalogue essays by Jiri Havlicek, Kenneth Hay and Robert Galeta.
50th VENICE BIENNALE RADAR CONNECTING EUROPE
JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2003
RADAR - Connecting Europe, a three-month residency in Venice with exhibition at the Centro Civico, Giudecca, sponsored by the European Cultural Fund 2000. Moorland Productions worked on 24 projects involving local residents and exhibited five at the RADAR Pavilion, Giudecca. "The Four Elements (4 x 10 metre digital panoramas), "The Merchants of Venice" (Digital prints) "Traffico" (Audio CD/installation), "Butterflies for an Enchanted Garden" and "A Spasso a Venezia" (Digital music project with schoolchildren). Curated by Laura Scarpa and Lorenzo Cinotti. Mentored by Joseph Kosuth, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Olafur Eiriksson.
DEPTFORD X - "TRANSIENT STATES"
For the Deptford X" Moorland Productions produced a homage to Venice : the exhibition "Bridge", sited in a disused Railway arch and comprising two 5 metre digital panoramas "Air" and "Water"from the "The Four Elements" series, two large digital prints of "Air" and "Water" from the film "Song without Words" (Venice, 2004) and a sculptural installation with digital print "Bridge".
RYNEK - GALERIE PRYZMAT, CRACOW
During Phase 2 of the RADAR Project, Moorland Productions travelled to Cracow and made a documentary film, "Rynek" (Market) celebrating Poland's entry into the EU - inspired by the 16th-century Balthasar Behem Manuscript in the Jagallonian Library, which portrays Cracow's Merchants; plus digital prints of selected contemporary Cracow Shopkeepers.
PRESENTATION HOUSE VANCOUVER
Following the Venice Biennale installation, at the 'Transculture Pavilion', (see below) Moorland Production showed two new digital prints celebrating tea culture with "World Tea Party"group, (Bryan Mulvihill, Daniel Dion, Marc Patch and Suschnee) at Presentation House, Vancouver, Canada. Supported by The Japan Foundation.
"SURFACE TENSION" ROTHERHAM, UK
Rotherham City Library & Museum. The first public exhibition of Moorland Productions as a partnership. Works exhibited on the subject of warfare and the Cold War included "Rushing to the West"(digital print) about the fall of the Berlin Wall, a series of large cibachrome triptychs, and a series of diptychs on the theme of warfare, with painted panels, cibachrome and screenprint, including "Urphänomen - Gold" (illustrated here). Rotherham Museum is a military Museum dedicated to the Second World War. With Realist artists Clive Head and Stephen Whitehead. Catalogue essay by Kenneth Hay.
"BLASE" - CD-ROM
Interactive CD-ROM Catalogue for the final Degree Exhibition of Leeds Fine Art Students. The first production of Moorland Productions, with Aik Sai Goh. An early example of interactive multimedia produced in MacroMind Director for CD-ROM (integrating animation, sound, video, text and photography)
JUNE - SEPTEMBER 1995
'Transculture Pavilion', Venice Biennale, Palazzo Giustinian Lollin, Canale Grande, Venice. Moorland Productions, with "World Tea Party"group, Vancouver, Canada, exhibited a double-sided digital print "Tea for Two" (illustrated here) together with an installation about the Scottish/Indian involvement in the 17th-century tea trade. Supported by The Japan Foundation.