TALK IN NEW YORK. To mark the release of 'Fancy Pictures', the first commercially available monograph on his work, Neville is doing a talk/in conversation event with Adam Bell at the School of Visual Arts, 209 East 23 Street, New York, 7pm on Thursday February 16. http://www.mfaphoto.sva.edu/events/2017/2/16/mark-neville-in-conversation-with-adam-bell-1
Child’s Play is a new book with targeted dissemination, a symposium, and an exhibition opening at the Foundling Museum on February 3rd 2017.
In both book and exhibition Neville presents images of children at play from existing projects, alongside new images taken in diverse environments including Kenya and Ukraine. The photo book, which also features Adrian Voce’s text overview of his ground-breaking work in the field of children’s play, plus an essay by curator Nicola Freeman, seeks to focus attention on attitudes towards play in the UK and how the conditions for children can be improved. In late January 2017 the book will be disseminated to key policy makers, experts and each of the UK’s 433 local councils, and a symposium on 20 March will explore the issue of spaces for play, looking at the real and imagined barriers to play in our cities, and focusing in particular on the privatisation of space.
FANCY PICTURES is the first commercially available monograph book on Neville's work and features seven of his socially engaged photographic projects from the past twelve years, including Deeds Not Words, Here Is London, and The Port Glasgow Book Project. Featuring a wealth of contextual information and an in depth interview with David Campany, Fancy Pictures is published by STEIDL in August 2016, and is available now: https://vimeo.com/173051903
Mark will be signing copies of Fancy Pictures at the Steidl booth at Paris Photo on Thursday 10th November at 4pm
Mark will be in-conversation about his work with David Campany and signing copies of this book at Waterstones Trafalgar Square branch on October 5th at 6.30. Reserve a seat here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/mark-neville-in-conversation-with-david-campany/london-trafalgar-square
Mark will also be talking at Lumiere Brothers Gallery in Moscow about his Steidl publication and signing copies on 24th September at 4pm. http://www.lumiere.ru/events/id-469/
THAT WHICH REMAINS Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, 13 August to 30 October 2016. That Which Remains celebrates the last 15 years of Mount Stuart‘s contemporary visual arts programme. 2016 marks the fifteenth anniversary of Mount Stuart’s contemporary visual arts programme and celebrates with a multi-site retrospective, an explorative trail revisiting the art works created over the previous fifteen years. The exhibition includes some of the photographs, and the 16mm film 'Fancy Pictures', which Neville made there as the commissioned artist in 2008.
RAVE AT THE ELKS LODGE IN BRADDOCK, 2012, from the series 'Braddock/Sewickley', is currently on show at the Royal Academy Summer Show 2016, Burlington House, Piccadilly,London. 13th June until 21st August
THE PORT GLASGOW BOOK PROJECT exhibits at Gwinzegal Art Centre, France, as part of the show 'British Subjects', also featuring work by Tom Wood. Opening on 24th June .http://www.gwinzegal.com/actualite.html
The Battle Against Stigma Book Project, featuring large framed prints from the book, copies of the book, films, and portfolios of the hundreds of e-mails received from veterans requesting book copies, will tour internationally as part of the group show ‘With Different Eyes – The Portrait In Contemporary Photography’ opens on 13th October 2016 at Nuremberg Kunsthalle, Germany
The Battle Against Stigma book is being disseminated now. It aims to challenge the stigma of mental health problems in the military and to encourage attitude change in order to facilitate help seeking at an early stage. The Battle Against Stigma book, co-authored by Neville and veteran mental health expert Jamie Hacker Hughes, is divided into two-volumes. The first volume is the re-telling of Neville’s own personal experience when he was sent out to Helmand in 2011 as an official war artist. This book uses imagery he made whilst he was out in Helmand. Accompanying these photographs is a written account of his time living in a war zone. Neville combines his photographs and texts as a means to give some insight into the issue of adjustment disorder which he found he had fallen victim to on his return from the war zone. The second volume is made-up of the written testimonies about PTSD and adjustment disorder from serving and ex-serving soldiers. Neville has personally disseminated 1,000 copies free to Defence Mental Health Services, prison libraries, homeless veterans, probation services, and veteran mental health charities. The book is also being translated into Ukrainian and disseminated to military clinics there. Are you a former serviceman or woman who feels you may be suffering with adjustment disorder? Please write to me in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a free copy of Battle Against Stigma.
'WORK, REST AND PLAY: BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE 1960S TO TODAY'
24 September - 31 December, Visual Arts Center of Oct Chengdu, China
An exhibition featuring two of Neville's projects, 'Here Is London' and 'The Port Glasgow Book Project', tours China.
The Photographers’ Gallery, London in collaboration with The Pin Projects, Beijing, and with support from the British Council present 'Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960s to Today'. This is the first touring exhibition in China solely devoted to British photography. This exhibition presents a survey of over fifty years of British photography through the lens of documentary practices. Featuring work by some of the most significant photographers and artists of the time, it reflects photography’s growing cultural position both within the UK and on the international stage. Work, Rest and Play features over 450 images by thirty-seven acclaimed photographers and artists working across a wide range of genres and disciplines, including photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and fine art. Arranged chronologically the exhibition explores British society through changing national characteristics, attitudes and activities over the last five decades. Multiculturalism, consumerism, political protest, post-industrialisation, national traditions, the class system and everyday life all emerge under the broader themes of Work, Rest and Play.