INSTIGATE : EXCHANGE …over the hurdle

Coming up this Summer, Ian and I are pleased to announce ‘over the hurdle’ an exhibition of new works at Dean Clough Link Gallery, Halifax. Preview 6th July.

More Man-Appeal
Ebony Andrews & Ian C. Taylor
Instigated by: Ebony
Exchanges: 3
Now A Woodcock
Ebony Andrews & Ian C. Taylor
Instigated by: Ebony
Exchanges:  3

Coming soon to Dean Clough Halifax

We have been a little quiet of late working behind the scenes on our next exhibition, but we are now happy to announce:

(no, not the birth of our beautiful baby *insert gender*, mother is doing fine yadda yadda)… but, INSTIGATE: EXCHANGE… a few rules (still)

is coming soon to Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, where we will be showing the next instalment of our collaborative adventure.

Join us from 12 noon on Saturday 17th June for the private view, including a free preview tipple or two!

Hope to see you there, Ebony & Ian xx


A spot of guest curating… In Memoriam: Reflections on War, an exhbition of works by Martin Waters

In recent  months I have had the pleasure of working at Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, on a number of creative projects. One of those projects has been the curation of In Memoriam: Reflections on War, an exhibition of works by the Hull artist, Martin Waters.

in memoriam

‘MARTIN WATERS (b. Hull, 1955) first showed at Dean Clough during his tenure as the official artist at Spurn Point – when his work, based on found pieces, excited much comment and acclaim. He returns with this extensive show of installations and ‘tar paintings’ that reflect on the horrors of war and which examine our shared notions of remembrance and the need for commemoration.
While the installation of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London might have excited the media in 2014, Martin’s own use of poppies in his work began long ago when he discovered poppy wreaths that had been washed up on the shores of Spurn Point. His initial installations that contemplated the effects of conflict –not only on the participants but also on their friends and relatives – were actually inspired by his father’s memories of the Normandy Landings.
Inevitably the ongoing centennial of ‘The Great War’ has led to an extension of Martin’s practice, with travels to memorial sites around the world and donations of war relics and associated stories. It would be hard to imagine a more suitable or welcome candidate to mark Dean Clough’s participation in the national series of commemorative events’.


The preview of In Memoriam: Reflections on War is on the 17th January 2015 noon-2pm. Refreshments will be provided, no RSVP needed, all welcome, we hope to see you there!

In Memoriam: Reflections on War runs from January 17th to April 26th 2015.

A big thanks to all those who attended Café Scientifique!

Thank you to all of those who braced a cold winter’s evening to listen to my lecture! The Q&A was particularly enjoyable, some great questions were posed and I was so pleased to cover such a diverse array of topics: from mummified human remains and 3D modelling, to the relationships between automatons and museological preservation techniques, as well as a few ontological and more philosophical questions! I couldn’t have asked for a better audience, thank you so much.

Last, but certainly not least, big thanks to Café Scientifique, Vic Allen, and Dean Clough for making it possible.

…and I finally got around to scanning in the flyer, better late than never!

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