Artist Talk – James Brooks

James Brooks, Spray Repeats (Fibonacci), 2012, Air Freshener spray, mixer, cables, headphones, microphone and stand, Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist

18 March 2013


Artist Talk, North Member Programme

Platform A Gallery
Middlesbrough Railway Station
Middlesbrough , TS1 1EG

Join us for an opportunity to meet artist James Brooks and hear about his solo exhibition, Reporter, at Platform A Gallery, in the context of his broader practice.

 James Brooks uses radio, film, television and paper-based media sources, of varying cultural status, as starting points to make drawings, prints, audio and video works. His practice implements a variety of slight to laborious interventions as a means to realise esoteric manipulations of the original source material. This artistic activity is an attempt to explore the position and reception of data, information and imagery within society.

Born in 1974 in Devon, James Brooks completed his MFA at Chelsea College of Art in 2004 and since then has exhibited widely, both in the UK  and internationally, at galleries including Tate Britain; Seventeen; Arcade and Riflemaker, in London; Spike Island, Bristol, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Trinity Contemporary, London and New York; Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Norway; Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris and Spike Island, Bristol, UK. Solo exhibitions have included The Information Exchange, Domobaal, London, 2012; Mass, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, and Folks, Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris, both 2011. His work is held in collections including the University of Arts London, Thaddaeus Ropac, the Gottesman Collection, David Roberts Arts Foundation and the Städel Museum Graphic Collection, Frankfurt, Germany.

The event for Contemporary Art Society members will also offer a chance to go behind-the-scenes at Platform A and informally meet the artists and creative practitioners who have studios there.

For any further information about becoming a member of the Contemporary Art Society North  or to book places on upcoming events, contact Rebecca Morrill, Head of Collector Development North, on 07815 830 182 or email


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