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Neath is a lone artist riding his horse through the wilderness of the myth of conquest; the Western. Strolling into empty spaces where he finds clichés to explore, building cardboard and balsa model miniature towns, devoid of life, ever changing in form as the models disintegrate, new ones taking their place acting as film sets to be photographed and filmed. Wandering off his path into other world constructed by film, struck by the ideas and imagery that he finds within them. Exploring the high angles of Brief Encounter (1945) dir. Lean to the single beds in Mrs Miniver (1942) dir. Wyler. Nodding his hat in the direction of artists such the Thomas Demand and Slinkachu, the empty spaces and unseen worlds are the themes they share. When the boots are off he investigates the fabric and conventions of film, what makes it tick, pulling it apart by manipulating video and digital image. With the notion of handmade at centre of his practice he’s work is never far away from his low-fi finger prints. Professor Neil Campbell of American Studies at the University of Derby explains that the decline of the genre came about with an increasingly sophisticated audience wanting more than a hero coming into town and gunning down the villains to only leave at the end. Films of the time were competing with real images of the Vietnam War and of the Civil Rights movement. He will always look and ride on in the search of what the Myth of conquest is about, its form and language from its rise through to the golden age and decline before being reborn in its various forms. Looking on with a sense of wonder and yearning to understand what makes it so rich and masculine for the artist who plays cardboardLocked Pro Plan feature
Un[dis]criminate – The Unstitute, (on going) Online archive
Exhibition at Pedestrian Gallery - P is for (16-28/3/2012)
Festival Art Show – New Mills Arts Festival (2017), - (24-25/9/17) Installation and workshop
Summer Art Thread, - (26/8/17) - exhibiting artist
Film Talk – The 1960’s Dream – (20/2/17)
Happy to be Here – (7-12/1/17)
Film Talk – George Bailey’s Nightmare – (16/1/17)
Walcot Winterfest, Bath - (18-20/11/16) - Film Screening
ImpFest (2016) - (19/11/16) - Performance
New Mills Arts Trail, New Mills Arts Festival - (9-25/9/16) Shop Window installation
Dont Mind – Two Queens Members Show - (20-28/8/16) - Sculptural installation
The Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival - (15/7/16)
On Camera – Short Circuit Screening - (28/4/16) Film screening.
The Shag – Film Screening - (27/1/16)
New Mills Arts Trail, New Mills Festival (2015) - (11-27/9/15)
Breathing Fog, Members show - (22-30/8/15) Two Queens Gallery and Studios, Leicester, United Kingdom
Silver Vine Art Trail (2015), - (22-31/8/2015) Queen of Bradgate, Leicester
Two Queens After Party YAYII - contributing Artist - (12/6/15) Two Queens Gallery and Studios, Leicester, United Kingdom
The Unstitute – Projection Room. - (15/3-15/4/16) - film screening Online
House of Voodoo, presented by Hopscotch Voodoo at - (25/10/14) Folkstone Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, Folkstone
Canned International Film Festival - Video screening - (8/8 - 4/10/2014) Artworks Studio and Gallery, Northwich,
1 Night only Film Festival - Breeze Creatives - film screening - (15/8/14) Durham, United Kingdom
CAFE (Culture and Arts Forum Erewash) - Artists Residency - constructed an installation of the Wild West on the river - (24/7 - 23/8/2014)
Two Queens After Party YAY - contributing artist - (13/6/14)
WhittyGordon Projects Presents City Life - Contributing artist - (23-27/5/14)
New Mills Arts Fest (2014) Town Trail - Shop window installation - (17/5-1/6/14)
Handmade Festival 2014 - Contributing artist - video projection (2-4/5/2014)
Art Experimenta Screening - Contributing Artist (15/4/2014)
In Praise of Shadows - photography exhibition - (8/3-3/4/2014)
BYOB Birmingham 2013 - Contributing artist
Pop-up Brighton - Bring Your Own Beamer (2013) - contributing artist.
In The Woods music festival - cardboard sculpture installation.
Canned International Film Festival 2013 - film screening (6-27/7/2013)
In Other Words - part of Fringe Arts Bath 2013 (24/5-6/2013)
Open Exhibition - exhibited 3 x digital photographs. 9-30/2013
6x8 postcard exhibition - (21/3-1/4/2013)
Solo show - Was There Ever? 8-30/1/13
Exhibition of 3x digital drawings on photographs. 13/10 - 17/11/2012.
Artist in residence - taking over an empty shop space that was transformed into a cardboard Wild West gold mine. (14-30/9/2012)