Martin Newth
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  Recent Exhibitions:
     
     
     
   
     
  Parallax  
     
 

ASP Katowice (gallery), ul. Raciborska 50, Katowice, Poland.

 
     
 

12 June 2015 – 18 September 2015

 
     
 

Gill Addison, Jo Bruton, Sebastian Buczek, Ben Fitton, Freee (Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt, Mel Jordan) Gregorz Ha?derek, Katrine Hjelde, Lukasz Jasturbczak, Lucy Joyce, Rafal Milach, Martin Newth, Marian Oslislo, Agnieszka Piotrowska, Hanna Sitarz, Les?aw Tetla, Andrzej Tobis, Travel Agency: Pawel Mendrek, Ma?gorzata Szanda?a, Ewa Zasada (art collective), Joanna Zdzienicka

 
     
  Project coordinated by Martin Newth, Dave Beech and Pawel Mendrek  
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
   
     
     
     
     
     
  _______________________________  
     
     
     
     
     
  Scene  
  PM Gallery, London  
  21 March - 19 April, 2014  
  Curated by Martin Newth and Fergus Heron  
     
  Helen Cammock, Fergus Heron, Martin Newth and Matthew Smith  
     
  This exhibition brought together works by four artists exploring ideas of place and identity through images that involve the contemporary English landscape. Through moving image, photography and sculpture, questions are asked about the way landscape is viewed. Focusing on the everyday and overlooked, the works consider histories, images and myths that have shaped the English landscape and the way the country is imagined today.  
     
  Interpretations of land range from the performance of a traditional hymn to national parks reconfigured in miniature, from wartime defensive structures to recent houses pictured between urban and rural settings. Together, these works propose ways through which to reconsider the English landscape.  
     
     
     
     
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  MATERIAL MATTERS   
  by Martin Newth   
     
  with Katie Cuddon, Matt Franks and Nick Pearson    
     
  Gerald Moore Gallery   
     
  23 November 2013 to 1st February 2014   
     
  This exhibition proposes a series of conversations between cameras and sculptures, images and objects. For Material Matters, which has been specially commissioned for Gerald Moore Gallery, Martin Newth has selected sculptural works by three artists: Katie Cuddon, Matt Franks and Nick Pearson. For each of the selected sculptures Newth has built a cardboard camera that is made to exclusively photograph each work. The size and shape of the camera is unique to the sculpture it is designed to photograph, and corresponds specifically to each work's characteristics and dimensions. The cameras have become sculptures themselves that often resemble architectural models or strange, anthropomorphic beings. Using lo-fi analogue technology the multi-lensed, cardboard cameras are used to make photographic images. These photographs emphasise the materiality of the sculptures as well as the material nature of the photographic process. A dialogue is set up between all three elements of the exhibition: the photographic image, the camera and the sculpture.    
     
  Gerald Moore Gallery, Mottingham Lane, London. SE9 4RWT. 02088571455info@geraldmooregallery.org   
     
     
     
     
   
  Installation at Gerald Moore Gallery. With 'The Player' 2013 by Matt Franks and corresponding camera and unique c-type prints. - more info>  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
   
     
     
     
     
   
     
     
  Troubled Waters  
  Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei  
     
  Sarah Dobai - Anne Lydiat - Martin Newth - William Raban - Chris Wainwright  
     
  Curated by Chris Wainwright  
     
     
     
  A key aspect of the exhibition ‘Troubled Waters’ is a preoccupation with water, its relationship to the land, and in particular how it has become a focus for global concerns about the environment. There is little doubt that the increasingly dramatic effects of climate change, in the last three decades, can be seen in the rapidly changing nature of water evidenced through the melting ice caps, the rising and warming of the sea, high levels of pollution and contamination through our irresponsible attitudes to managing industrial waste. The natural world is showing signs of extreme distress as a direct consequence of our actions, with increase of severe storms and at the other end of the weather spectrum, sustained periods of drought and the lack of water as the world’s climatic order changes. Water is therefore often a contested elemental commodity in that it defines and divides territories and is often the specific site and focus of human conflict, throughout history as well as in the present. Water provides a crucial means of energy, of travel and trade, a source of food from our seas and rivers and sustains our existence as a vital element in our human biological and chemical makeup. It continues to be the most valuable and increasingly unstable resource on earth.  
     
  The term ‘Troubled Waters’ also indicates in the context of this exhibition, a more metaphorical view of conflict and of contradiction. Aspects of heritage, history, representation, cultural discourse and our relationship to means of production are explored in the work of the five artists and their accompanying texts.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
     
     
  CAPITAL  
     
  Emma Charles, Fergus Heron, Thorsten Knaub, Karen Knorr, Martin Newth, Eva Stenram, Danny Treacy  
  A project curated by Fergus Heron and Martin Newth  
     
  13 July - 4th August, 2012  
  George and Jørgen, 9 Morocco Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3HB  
     
  www.georgeandjorgen.com  
     
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  SENTINEL (SOUTH)  
  TheGallery, The Arts University College at Bournemouth  
  9 March - 20 April, 2012  
     
  Accompanied by a text + work publication, which features an essay by Pippa Oldfield  
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  SCOPE: New Photographic Practices  
  Visual Art Centre, Tsinghua Universtiy, Beijin,g China  
     
     
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
   
     
  SCOPE: New Photographic Practices is accompanied by a publication with a foreward by Martin Newth and a new essay, 'Flow', by Roger Hargreaves.  
     
     
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  The Imagination of Children  
  Sonia Boyce, Sarah Cole, Angie Duignan, Richard Elliott, Roisin Loughrey, Martin Newth, Ans Nys, Jessica Voorsanger  
     
  15 October 2011 – 5 February 2011  
     
  V&A Museum of Childhood  
  Cambridge Heath Road  
  London E2 9PA  
  http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/whats_on/exhibitions_and_displays/the_imagination_of_children/index.html  
     
     
     
     
     
     
  Fast Forward  
  Angus Braithwaite, Helen Edling, Joseph Hillier, Leonie Lachlan, Martin Newth, Victoria Rance, Claire Rowlands, Andrew Wilson  
     
  15 October to 26 November 2011  
     
  Globe Gallery  
  53-57 Blandford Square  
  Newcastle upon Tyne  
  NE1 4HZ  
  http://www.globegallery.org/  
     
     
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  Visibly Evident 3  
  Curated by David Ross  
  Terry Bond, Nick Pearson, Daniel and Mark Goddard, David Ross, Enzo D’agostino, John Blake, Martin Newth, Graham Revell  
     
  October 7th–October 30th 2011  
     
  OPEN Gallery  
  113 Uxbridge Road  
  London  
  W5 5TL  
     
     
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  Sentinel: Martin Newth  
  George and Jørgen
9a Prices Street
London W1B 2LQ
 
  May 10 - 29, 2011  
  http://www.georgeandjorgen.com/  
     
   
  Sentinel -The Thames at Dartford. (Detail) Unique C-type Negative. 76x124cm. 2011  
     
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  Recently Published:  
     
  Sentinel  
  Martin Newth  
     
   
     
  Published in 2011 to coincide with the exhibition Sentinel, by Martin Newth at George and Jørgen, London  
     
  "The photographs in this book represent 56 of the estimated 18,000 pillboxes built in Britain between 1940 and 1945. The concrete and brick structures, designed as lookouts with gun emplacements from which to shoot at the enemy, were built during the Second World War in anticipation of a German invasion. Lining large swathes of the British coastline as well as appearing inland forming ’stop lines’ around major urban centres, the architecturally minimal structures were never used. Instead, for the past 65 years they have stood sentinel over the British landscape."  
     
  Published by Broken Glass, London  
  www.brokenglassbooks.co.uk  
  ISBN: 978-0-9551138-2-6  
  118 pages, 56 Black and White plates.  
     
     
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