School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Neil Bromwich

Lecturer in Fine Art

Background

Introduction

Neil Bromwich works collaberativaly with Zoe Walker, Artist and Lecturer at ECA, Edinburgh University

Our work explores the space between what exists and what is possible. Within this liminal space we create objects and situations that lead our audience on transformative experiences inviting them to consider an other way of being. We ask participants in our work to examine their relationship to the environment they inhabit and reflect on a larger global situation. We are interested in arts potential to act as a catalyst for social and political transformation. At the heart of our work is the pursuit of an ideal and the question - is it possible for Art, and more particularly our practice to provide practical, aesthetic and poetic solutions to social political and environmental problems?

Our work crosses between the gallery space and the public realm; we use installations, social sculptures, and public performances as tools to open up a space where the possible and the actual come together. Here we can collectively begin to question the limits of society and imagine a better world. We believe that through experiencing something even for a moment can start a powerful process of change

We work in response to specific sites and communities drawing on an environment and its people to form the work. We employ a strong aesthetic language that keys into the popular imaginary as useful and effective communication tools from which a complex discourse unfolds, crossing boundaries both geographical, social and metaphorical. Through the playful nature of the work and engagement with of the process participants become involved in events and situations that open up discussion around subjects like the pursuit of happiness, open boarders, and the nature of belief. Our aim has been and is to exploit the power of this aesthetic language to its full potential as a catalyst for change in both localised communities and on a wider global scale


Research

Research Interests

Multi-disciplinary: Participatory Practice, Collaborative Practice, Live Art, Performance, Public Art, gallery installation and public event based works which includes video, sculpture and performance

Esteem Indicators

 

SELECTED SOLO Exhibitions, Performances , Public Works


2016        Public Work, Circus between Worlds, Glasgow International Arts Festival

2015        Art Lending Library, UK Tour supported by ACE Strategic Touring program

2014        Solo Exhibition, Orcadia and Other Stories, Pier Arts Centre, Orkney, a survey show spanning

                fifteen years of production, part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

2014        Solo Exhibition, The Eccentrics Banquet, Marion de Canniere Gallery, Antwerp

2014        Solo Exhibition, Game for Change, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland. 

2013        Performance, Art School Anecdote, Centenary Commission, Canberra Contemporary Art Space,

                Australian National University for The Australia Capital Centenary Celebrations, Canberra

2012        Public Work, The Cult of Fortuna, National Museums Scotland, Hogmanay Festival, Edinburgh

2012        Solo Exhibition, Encampment of Eternal Hope, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 

               Gateshead

2012        Solo Exhibition, Art Lending Library Commission for Glasgow International Arts Festival

2012        Public Work, Celestial Radio, Phosphorescence Song, MCA, Sydney, Australia

2011        Public Work, Celestial Radio - Celestial Skye, ATLAS, Portree, Isle of Skye

2011        Public Work, Conch Sound Studio, Scotland’s Housing Expo Inverness & Highland Tour, Scotland

2009        Public Work, Bank of Reason, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

2009        Performance, Panacea Casebook, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

2009        Performance, Panacea Casebook, John Hansard Gallery Southampton

2009        Performance, Panacea Casebook, CCA, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

2009        Performance Panacea Casebook, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

2009        Public Work, A Celestial Odyssey, Thessaloniki Biennale Commission, Thessaloniki, Greece

2008        Solo Exhibition, On the Threshold of a Dream, Turner Contemporary, Margate

2008        Public Work, Celestial Radio A Visionary Journey, Kent Tour to Whitstable Biennale,

               Turner Contemporary Margate, Folkstone Triennial, Kent

2007        Solo Exhibition, Limbo-land, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

2006        Public Work, Celestial Radio, AV06 Festival, Festival Commission, Newcastle & Gateshead

2006        Panacea Goes Cycling, Milton Keynes Gallery, (Walker/Bromwich & Pinsky), Milton Keynes

2006        Solo Exhibition, Panacea Hothouse, Cornerhouse, (Walker/Bromwich & Pinsky), Manchester

2006        Public Work, Sci-fi Hot Tub, Live Event, Kielder Art & Architecture, Northumberland

2006        Exhibition, Panacea SuperSpa, Le Parvis centre d’art contemporain, Ibos, Tarbes, France

2006        Performance Love Cannon, Les Ateliers des Arques, Les Arques, France

2005        Exhibition, Panacea the Art of Wellbeing, John Hansard Gallery, (with MP), Southampton

2005        Exhibition, Panacea l’art d’etre bien CCC, Le Centre de Création Contemporaine, Tours, France

2002        Exhibition Limbo Land, Berwick Gymnasium, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland

2000        Exhibition, Portable Paradise, Economist Plaza, London

 

SELECTED GROUP Exhibitions

2015        Mega Hammer, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd’s Open House, Glasgow, Scotland.

2014        Art Moves, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, curated by Adriana Marques, London

2014        Here Today, Old Sorting Office, curated by Artwise, London

2014        Festival of Love, South Bank Centre, London

2014        The Second Life of Sculpture, GI Glasgow International, Glasgow

2012        Camouflage Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

2011        Celestial Radio Special, Musrara International Arts Festival, Musrara, Jerusalem, Israel

2011        Dancing Borders London Artists' Films on the London Underground, London

2010        Outer Worlds, Contemporary Arts Society, Deloittes, Luxemburg City, Luxemburg

2009        Running Time: Scottish Video Art 1960 to Now, Scottish National Gallery of Contemporary Art,

               Edinburgh        

2009        Tina B, The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, The Czech Republic

2009        Love Cannon & Siege Weapons of Love, Invisible Adversaries NGCA Sunderland

2009        Breakfast of Champions, Yinka Shonibare Space, Broadway Market, London

2009        One Day Sculpture, Dunedin, New Zealand  

2008        Becks FUSION, Love Cannon Parade, Manchester.

2008        Nothing to Declare, 4th Triennale of Contemporary Art Oberschwaben, Zeppelin Museum, Germany

2008        Parallax, Fieldgate Gallery, London

2007        Celestial Radio & Love Cannon, Big Chill Festival, Eastnor Castle, Malvern

2007        Love Cannon, Live Performance, Scope Special Projects Basel, Switzerland

2007        Locws International Wales, Live Event, Swansea, Wales

2006        Madame Arkwright’s Salons, Camden Arts Centre, London

2005        Weekending, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

2004        Coast, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester

2003        Site-Seeing: A Disneyfication of Cities, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

2002        TV Swansong, live webcast, screened: Tate Liverpool, CCA, DCA, ICA, BALTIC

2002        My Father is the Wise Man of the Village, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

2001        The Great Escape, Grizedale, Cumbria, UK

2001        Urban Nomads, South London Gallery, London, UK

2001        Northern Exposure, Pier Arts Centre, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland

2000        Exhibition, My Island Home, V&A Museum, London, UK

2000        Exhibition, Somewhere Special, ACCA, Melbourne, and CCA, Canberra, Australia

 

Residencies & Fellowships

2015        Nelson Mandela Legacy Project, UNISA Gallery, University of South Africa

2014        Pier Arts Centre Residency, Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Orkney

2013        Centenary Residency The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2012        HIAP, Helsinki International Artist Programme, Helsinki, Finland

2007        The Land foundation, Chang Mai, Thailand, Love Tank Blessing Project

2006        ComPeung, Chang Mai, Thailand

2005        Résidences ateliers d'artistes des Arques, Le Lot, France

2005        Scottish Sculpture Workshops Research Residency, Aberdeen

2004        Art and Architecture Fellowship Programme, Keilder Waters, Northumberland

2001        Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland

2001        Grizedale Arts, Residency, Cumbria

1999        International Artist in Residence, Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1999        Scottish Arts Council Australia Fellowship

1998        Pier Arts Centre Fellowship, Orkney

 

Publications- Solo

2008        MONOGRAPH: Walker & Bromwich; 128 pages; Publisher John Hansard Gallery,                   

                Essays JJ Charlesworth, Sally O’Reilly, published 2008, ISBN   9780854328642

2008        PANACEA: Pinsky, Walker & Bromwich; 128 pages Publisher John Hansard Gallery;

                Essays JJ Charlesworth, Michael Stanley, Evelyne Toussaint, ISBN   9780854328628

 

Publications- Group Exhibitions

2014        Generation, 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, 2014

2014        Here Today, London Published by Artwise Curators 2014

2012        Camouflage Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, 2012

2012        The Trivia of Eccentric Britain, (p48-59) publisher Lincoln Art Programme, 2012

2010        Outer worlds Deloitte Luxemburg exhibition catalogue (p28-9) published 2010

2010        Stagings Berwick-Upon-Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival, (p28) catalogue published 2010

2009        Biennale 2 Praxis Catalogue: 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece;  

                Celestial Radio commission for Thessaloniki– A Celestial Odyssey (p262-265), 

                essay by Gabriela Salgado (p24-31) published 2009, ISBN 978-960-9409-00-1

2009        Collective 1984-2009 Catalogue (p23) published 2009, ISBN 978-3-86896-0335

2009        One Day Sculpture Book, - New Zealand. Co-edited by David Cross, Associate  

                Professor in Fine Art at Massey University, Wellington & Claire Doherty MBE, Director of

                 Situations, University of the West of England, Bristol.

                published by Kerber November 2009 (p116-125) ISBN 978-3-86678-33-1

2008        Nothing to Declare 4. Triennial zeitgenossischer Kunst Oberschwaben, Germany,

                 (p88-89, 112) Published 2008, ISBN 978-3-940748-27-0

2008        The Berwick Gymnasium Fellowships, (p86-89), Published by Art Editions North 2008,

                ISBN 978 0 9557478 1 6

2008        New Art On View (p44-45) Published 2006 Scala,  ISBN 1 85759 443 6

2007        Locws 3 Art Across the City Catalogue, (p64-68) Published 2007, ISNB 978-0-954591-1-6

2007        My Farther is the Wiseman of the VillageExplorations in collaborative practice,

                Published by The Fruitmarket Gallery Pages 56-57, ISBN 0-947912-18-5

2000        Somewhere Near Vada (p24-27) Published by Project Press 2000, ISBN 1 872493 16 5


Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

Undergraduate programmes on the Fine Art BA Stages 2-4.

Postgraduate Teaching

Postgraduate tutees and contribution to MFA seminar programme



Publications