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sculpture, conceptual, figurative, surrealism, realism, installation, mixed-media


littlewhitehead is the working persona of Glaswegian artists Craig Little and Blake Whitehead. Key to their collaboration and their work is an idiosyncratic sense of humour. This peculiar factor fuels conversations, where with an encyclopedic range of references, from movies to witnessed events to art history, they construct absurd scenarios to subject to viewers. Their work often adopts a visual language that has immediacy with its audience. However, this ease of access betrays the fact that these humorous scenarios often express very dark, personal, ontological musings.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


The Gilt Hole Complex / Arcan Mellor / London / 2010


Black Smoke Machine Gun Club / Royal Standard / Liverpool

The Fourth Wall / Bloc / Sheffield

Playing Dog / Gimpel Fils / London

So Many Fellows Find Themselves / K Gallery / Milan

So This is Romance / Bunhouse Bandits / London


Nothing Ever Happens Here / Studio Warehouse / Glasgow

Selected Group Exhibitions


Newspeak: British Art Now / The Hermitage / St Petersburg

Tales That Witness Madness / Elevator Gallery / London

Alternative States / Gimpel Fils / London

nine days, seventeen hours, thirty two minutes, six seconds / Eleven Howland Ltd / London

Grey Matter / Talbot Rice Gallery / Edinburgh

Wild is the Wind / Wall / London


Bloomberg New Contemporaries / A Foundation / London

Conjunction 08 / Stoke-on-Trent

Bloomberg New Contemporaries / A Foundation / Liverpool


Brickface Press Issue 4 / July 2009 / (cover image and interview)

Grey Matter / June 2009 / Edinburgh University Press (Catalogue)

Art Monthly / November 08, No. 321, (cover image and pp 28-29)

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008 / New Contemporaries (1988) Ltd (Catalogue)

Liverpool Biennial 2008 / The Guide / Liverpool University Press

A Bulletin Issue 3 / A Foundation

Recent Exhibits

littlewhitehead participated in these exhibits:

May, 2011 Bad News
Marine Contemporary
Feb, 2011 If These Walls Could Talk – A Conversation
Charlie James Gallery
Feb, 2011 If These Walls Could Talk
Marine Art Salon
Jan, 2011 Modern British Sculpture
Gimpel Fils Gallery
Oct, 2010 New Work
Gimpel Fils Gallery
Jul, 2010 Figure Study
Gimpel Fils Gallery
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