Studio Visit – Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan

Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, The indirect exchange of uncertain value, 2011. Photo credit: Ruth Clark

18 September 2012


North Member Programme

Northern Charter
Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6QE

Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan have been collaborating as artists since 1995 after meeting on an MFA course at Glasgow School of Art. They have had exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, including solo presentations at Tramway, Glasgow (2010); Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2009); Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich (2008); Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (2007). They are represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow, and in 2011, relocated to Newcastle, where they have been nominated for the 2013 Northern Art Prize.

Their work was described in the Guardian as looking “rather like props for an avant-garde play”. They explain it as functioning as displacements or diversions, situated between – and using – sculpture, painting, architecture, photography, performance, literature, institutional critique and curation. These artworks create a staged theatrical experience for a viewer, allowing them to consider their context and their relationship to it.

Join us for this special opportunity to meet the artists in their new studio, to hear about their latest projects, plans for their upcoming exhibition at Chapter, Cardiff, and their reflections on the contemporary art scenes in Glasgow and the North East.


For any further information about becoming a member of the Contemporary Art Society North or to book places on upcoming events, contact Rebecca Morrill on 07815 830 182 or email Alternatively contact Mark Doyle on 07891 880498 or email 


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