Simon Manfield in conversation with Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan
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Mackintosh Library


28 Oct 2010
16:00 - 18:00



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Simon Manfield in conversation with Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan

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Simon Manfield in conversation with Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan
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How does an illustrator collaborate with contemporary artists? This event is linked to the GSA Exhibitions Atrium Gallery exhibition of Simon Manfield's work 'Lines of Memory,' and Tatham and O'Sullivan's current solo CCA exhibition Direct serious action is therefore necessary. Tatham and O'Sullivan have collaborated with Manfield over the last 7 years, on a series of drawings which form an element in their installations.

Simon Manfield is an illustrator based in Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. His current exhibition at The GSA includes drawings documenting an excavation of a Spanish Civil War era communal grave in northern Spain, and new works illustrating a poem by George Mackay Brown. The 'Memoria Historica' series has been exhibited at Imperial War Museum North, 2004; Casa de Cultura, Villaviciosa and Libreria Cervantes, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain, 2005; ArtsMill, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, 2005; University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, 2006; Eden Project, Cornwall, 2007.

Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan
live and work in Glasgow. Previous solo exhibitions include You can take is as a thing or you can take it as a thing, La Salle de Bains, Lyon 2009; Are you feeling our meaning? Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, 2008; A fee to avoid our expenses, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow, 2007; The This & The That of a Category Error, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, 2007; Oh We Will, We Will, Will We, Studio Voltaire, London 2005; and Think Thingamajig and Other Things, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland, 2003.

Works by Sarah Tripp include I borrow (Decalcomania), On hearing my name (Dancehall), Being a character (Glasgow Project Room), The equivalent of snow is blossom (Transmission Gallery), Aide-mémoires (The Happy Hypocrite), Sim-po-zeum (The Glasgow Festival of Visual Art), Why I disappeared (Cove Park), Why I can't eat at Asia Style (2HB), The labour you love (Notre Dame Centre), The Best Mistake (Generator Projects), The inside of an ambulance (Fruitmarket Gallery), Why work? (Camden Arts Centre) and Anti-prophet (CCA, Glasgow). Sarah also co-edits the journal gnommero with Eona McCallum and tutors on the MA Art and Writing MA course at Goldsmiths.