Martin Newth
  Parallax 2018-2022
  As I reflect on the last few years of Parallax, and on the post-residential exhibition developed for CSW Kronika – Sex, Suicide, Socialism, Spirits and Stereotypes it is the weight of current events that I feel most acutely. The show at Kronika only finished in January 2022. Since then, the world has changed. The Covid-19 pandemic has created a traumatic chasm that means we may never travel, congregate, learn or engage with each other and with art in the ways we used to. However, the Pandemic is not the only challenge to the way we operate. For the UK, Brexit means that links with European neighbors, such a pivotal part of the experience of studying art for many, are tested and put under greater strain. In no way immune to the populist lurch to the right that drove Brexit, Polish politics have moved at an alarming pace towards the isolationism and conservatism of a right-wing agenda. The belated acknowledgment of structural and systemic racism that has been highlighted by the international Black Lives Matter movement, following the brutal murder of George Floyd, is another seismic event that demands we consider what art and our institutions can do to help drive meaningful change. The climate emergency, which disproportionately impacts certain races and populations, is connected to all the other current crises. It is now a more present and immediate threat to the way we live and how we think about our futures. With all this turmoil, I would like to start by asking what role Parallax might have to play? What is it about the community that Parallax brings together and the nature of the dialogue that the network encourages that is particularly worthwhile now, at a time when everyone is forced to rethink and adapt?

Edited: Pawel Mendrek, Martin Newth

  Texts: Ann-Charlotte Glasberg Blomqvist, Gloria Lopez Cleried, Agata Cukierska, James Duffy, Katarzyna Wolny-Grzadziel, Jolanta Jastrzab, Karolina Konopka, Dominika Kowynia, Barbara Kubska, Magdalena Lacek, Maddie Leach, Beate Persdotter Loken, Reyhaneh Miriahani, Eleanor Neason, Martin Newth, Joanna Zdzienicka-Obalek, Johanna Oskarsson, Alexandra Papademetriou, Laura Rossner, Kolbrun Inga Soring, Garry-Marshall-Stevens, Alexander Stevenson
  Artists: Kronika exhibition: Rosie Dahlstrom, Mary Evans, Ben Fitton, Katrine Hjelde, Jolanta Jastrzab, Sally Jane, Karolina Konopka, Travel Agency Collective (Pawel Mendrek, Malgorzata Szandala, Ewa Zasada), Gary Marshall-Stevens, Reyhaneh Mirjahani, Eleanor Neason, Martin Newth, Johanna Oskarsson, Beate Persdotter Loken, Rasmus Richter, Laura Rosser, Secondeditions, Alexander Stevanson, Veera Rustomji, Milosz Wnukowski
Zupa exhibition: Stephanie Johansson, Jakub Kazimierczak, Karolina Konopka, Zlata Labedz, Magdalena Lacek, Johanna Oskarsson, Alexandra Papademetriou, Emanuela Pawlowska, Beate Persdotter Loken, Rasmus Richter, Magdalena Sendek, Kolbrun Inga Soring
  Parallax project coordinators and co-curators: Pawel Mendrek, Martin Newth in cooperation with Maddie Leach, Sarah Tuck and Laura Rosser
  ISBN 978-83-65825-72-8 (PL)
ISBN 978-1-3999-0647-0 (UK)
  Martin Newth. Rezension – Skulptur, Objekt, Apparat

This publication was first produced to coincide with the exhibition Martin Newth: Rezension - Skulptur, Objekt, Apparat at MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany. 2 February – 3 June 2018. 


The publication includes documentation of the exhibition at MEWO Kunsthalle, a newly commissioned essay ‘Ways of Seeing’ by Martin Holman and an interview between Christiane Monarchi and Martin Newth.

  Published in 2018 by MEWO Kunsthalle.

42pp Colour througout


ISBN 978-3-9816274-5-9


Edited by Pawel Mendrek and Martin Newth, this publication documents the Parallax exchange project between ASP Katowice in Poland and Chelsea College of Arts from 2015 to 2017. Through this project the two art schools set out to explore, challenge and exchange ideas and information from each institution's social, cultural and historical point of view. The Parallax project asks questions about what an art school is and what it might become. Parallax acknowledges that an art school’s function is a test site; one that allows for discourse to be enacted through making work, where ideas and approaches, methods and technologies are shared, challenged and developed.  


In keeping with the spirit of dialogue that the Parallax project embraces, this book sets up a discourse. As well as documenting the two exhibitions, at ASP Katowice in 2015 and Chelsea College of Arts in 2016, the 10 essays in this book are themselves a kind of conversation. Each essay, in one way or another, represents a response to the previous text. And each one is also designed to provoke a retort. Like the radically varying artworks which made up the exhibitions in Katowice and London, the discourses that the texts explore at times stay within a familiar form and, at others, jolt from historical fact to fantastical fiction.  But running through each of the texts are a thread of fundamental questions about points of view, institutional change, social transformation and political upheaval. 


Texts by: Dave Beech, Andrew Chesher, Ben Fitton, Katrine Hjelde, Dominika Kowynia, Roman Lewandowski, Maceij Linttner, Martin Newth, Pawel Mendrek, Malgorzata Szandala, Andrzej Tobis


ISBN 978-83-65825-08-7 (PL)
ISBN 978-1-5272-1680-8 (UK)


348pp Colour throughout.

  Troubled Waters
  Published to coincide with the exhibtion 'Troubled Waters' curated by Chris Wainwright at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan. March - May 2013.
  Includes the essay 'Movement not Stillness' by Martin Newth and other witten and visual contributions by the five artists included in the exhibition: Sarah Dobai, Anne Lydiat, Martin Newth, William Raban and Chris Wainwright.
  64pp. Colouur Throughout. A Camberwell Press Publication, 2013.
  ISBN: 978-1-908971-14-2
  Visible Economies
  Edited by Fergus Heron
  Visible Economies presents the work of Sutapa Biswas, Emma Charles, Anna Fox, Immo Klink, Thorsten Knaub and Corinne Silva with texts by Eugenie Shinkle, Martin Newth and Fergus Heron.
  Photography developed with the rise of major cities during the last great period of globalization. This publication explores some of the ways contemporary artists and photographers working in the still and moving image make current economic conditions visible through experiences of urban environments.
  Published to coincide with Brighton Photo Biennial 2012, Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space, Visible Economies explores a selection of photographic works involving established and emerging forms of urban landscape, documentary, and artistsí moving image as creative representational strategies.
  The aim is to propose a series of observations and conversations about the visibility of cities and economies, with a shifting focus between the two, revealing aspects of works that are political and those that are more poetic in describing public urban environments. Together, these works and texts offer suggestions as much as descriptions of how we congregate within and use such spaces as modern citizens.
  Visible Economies is the first edition of Ideas in Photographic Practice, a new series of collaborations between the University of Brighton MA Photography and Photoworks.
  Includes the essay 'Double Take' by Martin Newth.
  Published by Photoworks, Brighton. In collaboration with the University of Brighton.
  56pp Colour throughout. ISBN: 9781903796481
  Sentinel (South)
  A text + work publication, which coincided with Sentinel (South) at TheGallery, The Arts University College at Bournemouth, March-April 2012
  Features an essay 'Sentinels of War: The Pillbox as Camera Obscura' by Pippa Oldfield. And includes an essay 'Movement not Stillness' by Martin Newth.
  36pp. Colour throughout. Published by text + work, Bournemouth, 2012.
  ISBN 978-0-0901196-51-4
  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
  ISBN: 978-0-9551138-2-6
  118 pages, Black and White.                          
  Martin Newth : Solar Cinema 
  Newth's year-long project in 2006-7 examined contemporary aspects of image-making through the fundamentals of photography and the use of a camera obscura.
With texts by Martin Holman, Alison Green and Paul Tebbs.
48 pages, colour throughout. Paperback, 210x210mm, £10
ISBN 978-0-9556293-3-4
Available from Art Works in Wimbledon and Cella
  Sequences. Contemporary Chronophotography and Experimental Digital Art Edited by Paul St George
  This volume explores the proliferation of contemporary art that uses sequences of images to explore ideas of space, time, movement and duration. Etienne-Jules Marey, Eadweard Muybridge and other 'chronophotographers' first explored these ideas at the turn of the nineteenth century; since then chronophotography has been in the shadow of cinema, but now its emerging once again in post-cinema practices, digital art and new experimental photography. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, artists have found that sequences offer new opportunities for exploring continuing issues regarding aesthetics that operate at the intersection of time and space. The book contains a number of illustrated essays by international critics and theorists and discusses the work of a wide range of artists engaged in contemporary chronophotography. The introduction also uses insights from chronophotography to dispel the myth of persistence of vision.
256 pages, colour throughout.

ISBN 978-1-905674-65-7
Available from Wallflower Press
  150 Jahre Kunstverein Konstanz                          
  2 Volumes:                          
  In volume 1 of this publication, the art historian Anne Langenkamp provides a substantial record of the history of the Kunstverein Konstanz from 1858 to today.
  Volume 2 documents the anniversary exhibition 'Menschen und Orte' ('People and Places'), that is held from 16.3. to 29.6.2008 in the Kunstverein and the adjacent Wessenberg-Galerie, and deals with historic and contemporary networks and the visual repercussions of history. The participating artists are Florian Bielefeldt, Norbert Bisky, Sonia Boyce, Laura Bruce, Frieder Butzmann, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Monica Germann & Daniel Lorenzi, Bertram Hasenauer, Christian Hutzinger, Nikola Irmer, Roland Iselin, Christof Hamann, Hendrikje Kühne & Beat Klein, Melanie Manchot, Martin Newth, Cornelia Renz, Martina Sauter, Costa Vece, Christian Vetter and Gabriel Vormstein; the curator of this exhibition is Axel Lapp.
  2 volumes, 88/96 pages, 34/57 illustrations 210 x 210 mm German ISBN 978-3-908175-51-3 Euro 22,00 Published by The Green Box
  Future Images
  edited by Mario Cresci
  256 pages, colour throughout.
ISBN 978-88-6413-017-0
Available /
  This book compares some of the developments of photography by selecting the work of those who, at an international level, have understood and adhered to a new approach to photography. We are now experiencing an epoch-making transition from the analogue process to the digital one. This technological change has also influenced the visual modalities of art, photography and the media as a whole, causing many photographers to open their eyes and become aware of new dimensions and developments, blending differing currents of thought and working methods.
  Slow Burn: Martin Newth
  Exhibition Catalogue to accompany Martin Newth: Slow Burn at Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea.
Includes essay 'Erasures in Time: The Photography of Martin Newth' by Roy Exley.
12 pages, full colour , paperback 200 x 130 mm
  ISBN 978-0-9547777-8-4 Published by Focal Point Gallery.
  Source. Issue 40
  Includes 8 page feature on '8 Hours' and edtorial text by John Duncan and Richard West.
Source Issue 40
, 2004 ISSN 1369-2224
  Interviews Artists - V3: Recordings
  CV / Visual Arts Research Editions, London, 2011
  ISBN: 978-1-908419-00-2
  SCOPE: New Photographic Practices
  Published ro coincide with the exhibtion of the same name at the Visual Arts Centre Gallery, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2011
  Published Camberwell Press
  ISBN: 978-0-9536395-9-5
  Publication to accompany and exhibition curated by Sian Bonnell at Camberwell Space in 2011. Includes the essay Elusive by Martin Newth.
  Published by Camberwell Press, London, 2011
  ISBN: 978-0-9536395-9-5
  11 Course Leaders: 20 Questions
  Interviews and Foreword by Sarah Rowles
  Published by Q Arts, London 2011
  ISBN: 978-0-9564355-1-4
  Catalgue to accompany the exhibition Shelf organised by Jim Hobbes, London 2010
  Visibly Evident
  Catalogue produced to coincide with the exhibition Visibly Evident, curated by David Ross, at OPEN, Ealing. London 2011
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