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exhibition/performance, sculpture, conceptual, abstract, digital, photography, modern, performance, surrealism, video-art, installation, mixed-media, pop, subtle, futility, absurd, anonymous, mass-produced, dysfunctional, mundane, everyday


I work with a wide range of media and processes involving the manipulation of everyday objects and materials. Mass-produced, anonymous objects are often rendered dysfunctional caricatures of themselves, addressing concepts of purpose and futility. I create or accentuate subtleties, blurring distinctions between the absurd and the mundane, with the notion that the environment the work exists in becomes integral to the work itself.



Co-founder and co-director of Temporary Art Space: an unfunded, artist-run project with a lifespan of six months, situated in the magnificent Grade 1 listed Piece Hall in Halifax and co-directed by Alice Bradshaw, Bob Milner, Tom Senior, Kevin Boniface & Georgia Boniface.

Co-founder and co-director of Manchester based artist collective Contents May Vary co-organising and co-curating exhibitions and publications since 2004. Contents May Vary are currently working with Castlefield Gallery Project Space.

Centrifuge Art Prize: collaborative project with 18 North England based artists, Dirk Fleishmann, Imogen Stidworthy and The Salford Restoration Office in association with Northern Edge.

Calderdale Cultural Partnership Network Coordinator



Beermat Show, Temporary Art Space, Halifax, 1st - 29th May 2009

Fugitive 60, Fugitive Projects, Nashville (US), Saturday 30th May 2009

Everyday Film & Photography, Temporary Art Space, Halifax, 5th - 26th June 2009

Strawberry Fair 2009 Film Festival, Midsummer Common, Cambridge, Saturday 6th June 2009

Sustainabilitree, Bog Standard Gallery, Arts Depot, London, 25th June - 7th July 2009

DIY, Temporary Art Space, Halifax, 3rd - 31st July 2009

On Your Wall, Leeds Met Gallery, Leeds, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th July 2009

Open Vernissage 2009, Galerija Vernissage, Osijek (HR), from 28th July 2009

Salon, Temporary Art Space, Halifax, 7th - 28th August 2009

Changeover, Temporary Art Space, Halifax, March - August 2009

Portobello Film Festival London, 3rd - 20th September 2009

Ha Ha Road [postponed]



Evolution 2009: Projection Gallery, LUMEN, Leeds, May 2009

In Transit, Luda Gallery St Petersburg (RU), Zurab Tsereteli Gallery Moscow (RU), NCCA Ekaterinburg (RU), May 2009

1st Bacon Screen Project, Bacon Street Project, London, May 2009

Art Bargain Basement, Version>09: Immodest Proposals, Chicago (US) April - May 2009

Seven Short Film Festival, Seven, Leeds, April 2009

Derive, Islington Mill, Salford, April 2009

HALLelujah, Glasgow, April 2009

Video Festival Imperia (ITA) April 2009

Artslant Juried Showcase Winners Exhibition, April 2009

North, Temporary Art Space, Halifax, April 2009

3rd London Film Makers Convention, London, March 2009

Reception, Plan 9, Bristol, March 2009

Climate For Change, FACT, Liverpool, March - May 2009

(sub)missive, 12th International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair, University of Leeds, March 2009

Doodlage Contest Winner, March 2009

Temporary Art Show, Temporary Art Space, Halifax, March 2009

Art Infinitum, Incubator Gallery, December 2008 - February 2009

Step Closer, EA Gallery, 104 NW Broad Street, Lyons, GA 30436 (US) December 2008

Liquidizer, Vault Gallery, Lancaster, December 2008

Bates Mill Open Studios, Huddersfield, November 2008

HONK, oustide A Foundation Liverpool, Leeds Art Gallery, Bates Mill Huddersfield & Castlefield Gallery Manchester, November 2008

Liverpool Artists' Book Fair, Wolstenholme Project Space, Liverpool Independents Biennial, November 2008

Posted Posters, First Draft Gallery, New South Wales (AUS), November 2008

Winner Takes It All? Liverpool, October 2008

LIFT (Leeds Intimate Film Theatre): cinema in the Electric Press Goods Lift in the Carriage Works Theatre, Leeds, part of Light Night Leeds October 2008

TV Totem Pole, Rose Chung Costume Shop, Digital Fringe Festival, Melbourne (AUS) September - October 2008

Startrunning C, Sandbar, Manchester, September 2008

5th One Minute Film & Video Festival, Aarau (CH) August 2008

VI Bienal Internacional de Acuarela, Viña Del Mar (CL) July - August 2008

Exquisite Creature, Melbourne (AUS) July 2008

Artranspennine08 Launch, International 3, Manchester, June 2008

Temporary Art Show, Bates Mill, Huddersfield, May 2008

Lumpen Media Cart, Version>08 Festival: Dark Matter, The Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago (US) April 2008

Art & Summet Else, The Britons Protection, Manchester, February-April 2008

Contents May Vary Autobiography, Manchester Metropolitan University, January 2008

ONEWORD, Victoria Baths, Manchester & Bates Mill, Huddersfield, June - November 2007

MASA commissioned residency with Contents May Vary, Salford, Greater Manchester, October 2007

Miniature Art Show, 42 New Briggate, Leeds, September 2007

Under Maintenance, Victoria Baths, Manchester, June 2007

Housework|Beckenham, London, May - June 2007

GIFT, Museum MAN, Liverpool Independents Biennial, November 2006

Objects In Waiting, End Gallery, Sheffield, October 2006

Contents May Vary, Apartment, Manchester, October, June 2006

Contents May Vary, Zion Arts Centre, Manchester, September 2006

MMU Fine Art Degree Show 06, Manchester Metroplitan University, June 2006

Variables, 224A Burton Road, Manchester, June 2006

Where To? London, April 2006

Oldham Open, Gallery Oldham, Nov 2005 - Jan 2006

Ten By Ten, The Reading Rooms, Manchester, June 2005

The Good Life, Apartment, Manchester, April 2005

Dive, Victoria Baths, Manchester, March 2005



Platform58 Issue 4: Dot, January: Untitled (from The Rocks Remain)

Platform58 Issue 3: Some Faces, December 2008: Untitled

Contents May Vary Issue 2, July 2008: Untitled (from The Rocks Remain) Roundup #8, May 2008, selected and critiqued by Laura McLean-Ferris

Artsource Newsletter Vol II no. VII, February 2008: Alice Bradshaw: Manipulating The Mundane by Chris Brunelle

Talenteer First Issue: LO-FI, Summer 2007: limited edition Brown Paper Bags

Daily Constitutional Issue #4: UNTITLED, June 2007: Defining The Object (abstract)

Art Art Art Issue II: Events Special, May 2007: Under Maintenance

Daily Constitutional Issue III: nyi, December 2006: Contents May Vary

Contents May Vary Issue I, June 2006: editor; Untitled, Untitled (Contents May Vary) & Untitled

Recent Exhibits

Alice Bradshaw participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2013 Market Value: Examining Wealth and Worth
A+D Gallery
May, 2012 Speculation and Spectacle
BQE Underpass - near 240 Meeker Ave
May, 2012 Speculation and Spectacle
Rogue Video and Performance
May, 2011 Alice Bradshaw - Rejectamenta
The Briggait
Mar, 2011 The Nature of Change: Hybridity and Mutation
HRL Contemporary
Jun, 2009 Re-Use, Objects of Virtue
Nexus Art Cafe
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