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Matthew Darbyshire’s (1977, England) largest public exhibition to date is an immersive installation which continues his exploration into design as a barometer of social change.
Often working collaboratively, Darbyshire worked with Rupert Ackroyd, Jacob Farrell, Owen Hatherley and Scott King on four other individual components housed within the exhibition.
Matthew Darbyshire’s work explores modern and post-modern design and architecture as a way to chart and mirror change in society. The artist will transform Tramway’s main gallery space with an ambitious and thought provoking response to the building’s own physical and social context.
Also referencing Glasgow’s own cultural history and how that has been re-deployed within a contemporary context, he examines the wider influences on the design and architecture which surround each of us, every day.
Recent solo exhibitions and projects include those at Taro Nasu, Tokyo, Japan (2011); Herald St, London (2010); Frieze Foundation Commission, Frieze Art Fair 2010; The Hayward Project Space, London 2009 and Gasworks, London 2008.
Group exhibitions include You Are Not Alone, curated by Hilde Teerlinck, Miro Foundation, Barcelona, Spain ( 2011); The British Art Show, curated by Tom Morton and Lisa le Feuvre, Hayward Touring, London (2010 -11); Altermodern Tate Triennial 2009, Tate Britain, London, curated by Nicholas Bourriaud; and Supernova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA ( 2007).
Matthew Darbyshire is the current Stanley Picker Fellow at Kingston University, Lonodn; an Associate Lecturer at The Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford; and is represented by Herald Street Gallery, London.
The exhibition is generously supported by Henry Moore Foundation, Universal Image Systems (www.uis.uk.com), and Arts and Business Scotland New Sponsorship scheme.