STEVE TALBOT MA Artist/Designer Assemblage and collage are challenging because anyone can do them. We all have a certain point of reference, and we might intuitively put odd things together to make a satisfying object. The minute you take different pieces and try and put them together into an entity, they are transformed. Collage allows the artist to explore simultaneously the mysterious spaces between high art and popular culture, text and image, figuration and abstraction, past and present, two and three-dimensional space.

PROFILE. A former Production Designer with over 20 years experience with the BBC and a solid reputation for contributing an original and creative approach to film and television productions. A career change with a return to study (MA. Heritage Studies) led to a new role working in Museums and Galleries.

STEVE TALBOT. 2007 SANTA FE.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Boxes fascinate me. Toys, gifts received has a child, cowboys and Indians, model trains etc. came boxed in packages with plastic window fronts, displaying the treasures inside. Since humans have been able to call precious objects their own, they have had a need to keep them in suitable receptacles. Boxes accordingly serve the purpose of preserving and protecting beloved, revered and fragile things. In the museum, objects are displayed in a vitrine, a glass paneled case for displaying articles such as china, objects d'art or fine merchandise. I love old papers- letters, pages of diaries and ledgers, anything with the mark of a hand. I love the history of printing and old books. These are things resonant with memory. Working in collage this way, and with these materials, is an act of remembering. How we remember the past determines the way we inhabit the present. The souvenir is also of great significance in my work. My intimate boxes and assemblages are presented as treasured collections, fossils of memories, that begs the questions who, what, where?

 

C.V.

2009-Present Operations Manager. People's History Museum. Manchester.

2003-2009 Operations Manager. Foundation for Art and Creative Technology.Liverpool.

2001 - 2002 MA. Heritage Studies. University of Salford.

1996 - 2000 Design Craft Coordinator BBC Resources.

1983 - 2000 Production Designer BBC Television.

1979 - 1983 Design Assistant BBC.

1976 - 1979 Nottingham Trent. BA (Hons) Theatre Design.

1975 - 1976 Regional College of Art. Hull.

Exhibitions.

2018 Solo Exhibition. Centre Space Gallery. Spode Museum.

2018 Byron's Bear and other Fables. Kirkby Gallery. Solo

2018 Frankenstein.2018. Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley.

2018 Lancashire Open. 2018 Liverpool Art Fair.

2018 Waterside Open. Sale. Grt. Manchester. 2018 Ferens Open. Hull

2017 Atkinson Museum and Gallery.Southport. Solo Exhibition.

2017 National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago. USA.

2017 Knowsley Open

2017 Lancashire Open. Commended.

2017 Ferens Open. Hull. Capital of Culture Exhibition.

2017 Grosvenor Open. Chester. 2017 Liverpool Open

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Tilica y Flaca es la Calaca. National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago.

Installation. Veintidos 22.

2016 Winter Tales. Chapel Gallery

2016 Knowsley Open 2016 West Lancashire Open

2016 Crafted. Huyton Gallery and Kirby Gallery

2016 Liverpool Art Fair 2016 Liverpool Open

2015 Warrington Contemporary. 2015 West Lancashire Open.

2015 One Year On. Waterside Art Centre. Sale Manchester.

2015 Liverpool Open 2015 Editions Gallery. Liverpool.

2015 Grosvenor Museum Open. Chester.

2015 Host. Gallery at Bank Quay House. Warrington.

2017 Atkinson Museum and Gallery.Southport. Solo Exhibition.