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Campbell Works is the creative partnership of artists Neil Taylor & Harriet Murray established in 2004 . It runs a programme of contemporary art exhibitions, public engagement projects, publications and education schemes. By initiating and developing collaborative frameworks and creating a platform for new curatorial projects, Campbell Works acts as a meeting point for ideas and explores contextual relationships between art, spaces and people.
From the gallery and project rooms, the directors Neil Taylor and Harriet Murray have developed a succession of unique and extraordinary projects, installations and exhibitions, weaving a route through the commercial, experimental and public realms.
As well as their own work Campbell Works generates collaborative projects with artists, musicians, curators and scientists. Their studio practice extends to running an artist led gallery space, initiating and curating art projects, and undertaking a wide range of public realm interventions Recent projects include:
- Mind Mine
- On Trust
- The Pimp Car Project
- Streets for People
- You Turn / Jake and Dino Chapman
- Scalp 19:9:9
as well as a series of group and solo exhibitions of new and established artists, including Shane Bradford, Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson, Jake and Dino Chapman, Ami Clarke, Accompanying events include talks by Richard Wentworth, screenings of movies such as Mondo Cane and live gigs with artists Anne Bean and Richard Wilson, Stephen Cornford and Tone poem.
Works is an extension of the exhibition space in the form of a newspaper and is published by Campbell Works on the occasions of new projects to act as a wider discussion around their themes, thinking and visual language. It is being distributed in many arts venues in London and purchase is free. Works is the new parent for its surrogate offspring artinit.
Located in North London, the Campbell Works building used to be one of many warehouses comprising the Stoke Newington Brewery. Since 1997 its internal structure has constantly been reordered, creating dynamic spaces and questioning functionality. Campbell Works holds a gallery space, a multi-purpose project room, artists' studios and the organisation's offices.
The significance of Campbell Works' contribution to the local area and the arts has been recognized by several institutions, which have at times provided their financial support. Among them are:
- The Wellcome Trust
- The Elephant Trust
- Awards for All
- Hackney Council
- Campbell Works Official Website
- Mind MIne
- Wellcome Trust Pulse Award
- The Science Learning Centres website
- Intimacy Project by collective Completely Naked