Stuart Brisley

New publication due October 2023


Stuart Brisley is a pioneering multi-media and performance artist who developed performance art as a form of social action in the 1960s and 1970s. This book assesses his seminal influence on British art through a focus on his lifelong engagement with the histories and imaginaries of revolution.

Linking revolutionary history with material from a critical dialogue established with Brisley over the last decade, the book recognises Brisley's corpus as a fascinating stage for addressing important questions about the relationship of art, politics and history. How do we make sense of politically committed art in a contemporary context where revolution has supposedly died or is deemed impossible? What can the afterlives of performance art tell us about the historical past, including the promises and contradictions of revolutionary time?

Sanja Perovic is a Reader in Eighteenth-Century French Studies at King's College London.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-5261-6766-8
Pages: 288
Price: £85.00


Harley Kuyck-Cohen

20 Great Portland Street
15th July - 26th August 2023

DES BAINS presents CONTINGENCY PART I / COZZIE LIVS PART II, a group show including Losing Half A Lifetime (2022) and Palimpsest (2022) by Harley Kuyck-Cohen. The exhibition is co-curated by Tom Bull. 

COZZIE LIVS is a group exhibition holding a nightlight to the absurd activity of contemporary commentary. It is important to note how much weight the contemporary landscape bares, and how the assimilation of such environments can renew, distort, and interrupt our readings and feelings towards our immediate surroundings. As the world becomes more digitalised, abstract, polarised, immaterial so does our reading of it. It is through this generation of absurd gesturing of our current environment into meta systems that the impetus to hold an exhibition of relief work was born.

For more information visit

Harley Kuyck-Cohen Losing Half A Lifetime (2022)
Beeswax, furniture, fishing net, fishing rod, found objects, horse whip, shooting stick, tennis rackets, walking stick.


Anna Paterson & Jack Killick

Liste Art Fair | Basel | Stand 57
Messe Basel Hall 1.1
Maulbeerstrasse / corner Riehenring 113 4058
Basel, Switzerland
12th June - 18th June 2023

Lungley Gallery is pleased to announce we will be participating at Liste Art Fair, Basel. The gallery will present a series of new works by Anna Paterson and Jack Killick. The fair will take place from 12 to 18 June 2023.

From left to right: 
Anna Paterson Clearing (C.J)(2023) Oil on paper, 45 x 32 cm.
Jack Killick Speaker (2022) Plaster, cardboard, scrim, plywood, polystyrene. 74 x 76 x 24 cm.


Stuart Brisley

New acquisitions: Paul Bril to Wendy Red Star
British Museum
Gallery 90
30 March - 10 September 2023
Free admission

The exhibition showcases prints and drawings acquired by the Museum over the past five years, including State Occasion from The Museum of Ordure by Stuart Brisley acquired in 2020. The works range from an early 17th-century study for a fresco by the Flemish artist Paul Bril to digital prints from 2019 by the Apsáalooke (Crow) artist Wendy Red Star, who examines the intersections of her indigenous heritage with colonialist structures and institutions.

More information about the exhibition can be found here:
New acquisitions: Paul Bril to Wendy Red Star:

State Occasion from The Museum of Ordure (2020)
Acrylic and graphite on paper, 67 cm x 101 cm.


Brian Dawn Chalkley

Limited Edition Etching

Lungley is pleased to announce a new limited edition series of 20 prints by Brian Dawn Chalkley. To enquire, please contact

The Wolf Man's dream is one of the most famous dreams in the history of psychoanalysis. It was the harrowing childhood nightmare of Sergei Pankejeff (1886-1979), who was one of Freud’s patients and later became better known as the ‘Wolf Man’. He made a sketch of the dream for Freud, and in later life produced several paintings of it, Pankejeff’s dream is the backdrop to Dawn Chalkley’s new etching titled Wolfmen taking a break from Freud (2023).

Brian Dawn Chalkley reimagines the dream set against a visceral landscape embellished with androgynous figures, feral animals and frocks. Autobiographical references to the artist’s childhood holidays, the people they encounter and Dawn (their trans alter ego) can be read in tandem with questions about décor and decorum, class and taste, and the status of the artist versus that of the amateur artisan.

Only when we are up close do we start to absorb narratives that allude to the stuff of nightmares. The image is laden with clues but interpretation is slippery and as elusive as the moment between waking and sleeping. While they hint at potential happenings these new pictures reveal no certainty of anything at all.

Brian Dawn Chalkley Wolfmen taking a break from Freud (2023)

300gsm Somerset velvet white paper
Paper size: 88cm x 77.5cm
Print size: 69.5cm x 60cm

Signed, numbered and dated by the artist
Edition of 20 + 2 AP

To enquire, please contact mark@lungleygallery


Jack Killick

I Extend My Arms, Cahun and Response
ArtHouse Jersey
14th - 24th February 2023

ArtHouse Jersey is currently hosting artist Karl Murphy for a work-in-progress art project inspired by the enduring legacy of work left behind by Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore in Jersey. 

Within the context of their relationship to the Island, Karl Murphy is collaborating on I Extend My Arms, Cahun and Response alongside queer artists Lewis G Burton, Dr Adam Perchard, Yasmine Akim and Jack Killick

During the residency the artists hope to engage and uncover Cahun’s thinking and reactivate their relationship to the Island to re-ignite Jersey as a channel for creative reflection. Murphy said “If Cahun’s work was situated in response, we ask how then can we reenact or reimagine this mode of response. To connect with the ancient and heartbeat of that monolithic rock. To say thank you, to stage sanctuary and consideration. To limit ourselves to that Island as Claude did. To use and inhabit the Island as Claude did.” 

Karl Murphy would like to extend the invitation to other members of the public who might like to join the artists to consider these themes during the residency at Greve de Lecq  Barracks. Anyone interested in connecting with Karl and collaborators this week or next can email in the first instance.

The residency will then culminate in a showcase on Friday 24 February at 7pm to share the outcomes of these explorations to the public. Anyone wishing to attend the event can reserve a place for free via ArtHouse Jersey’s Eventbrite.

Exhibition view: Jack Killick ArtHouse Jersey: I Extend My Arms, Cahun and Response
14th - 24th February 2023


Brian Dawn Chalkley

Brian Dawn Chalkley Announced as Recipient of 2022 David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation Grant

Brian Dawn Chalkley has this evening been announced as the recipient of the 2022 David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation Grant. The grant gives £50,000 to an artist to help alleviate some of their financial pressures and give them freedom to concentrate on their practice. The announcement was made at 7pm on Wednesday 14 September 2022 at Annely Juda Fine Art in London.

The deciding panel for this year’s grant was made up of the Foundation’s trustees, David and Yuko Juda, Nina Fellmann, Rupert Faulkner and Paul Calkin, joined by Andrea Rose (Former Director of Visual Arts, British Council), Reinhard Spieler (Director of the Sprengel Museum, Hannover) and Jonathan Watkins (former Director of IKON, Birmingham).

David and Yuko Juda said, “This year choosing was incredibly difficult - all eight could have been awarded the grant. However, we felt that Brian Dawn Chalkley's work stood out as somehow quite different and was a revelation to us all.”

More information about the award can be found here 

Brian Dawn Chalkley with David and Yuko Juda.


Brian Dawn Chalkley

Nominated for the David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation Grant for 2022

We are very excited to announce that Brian Dawn Chalkley is one of eight nominated artists for the David and Yuko Juda Art Foundation Grant for 2022. This award of £50,000 was set up in 2017 and the four grantees to date have been Amikam Toren (2021), a special extra grant of £10,000 went to Rie Nakajima (2021), Zineb Sedira (2019) and Kathy Prendergast (2018).

This year’s curators of the Grant are Andrew Wilson and Ingrid Swenson, and the final Grant awardee will be selected by the Trustees of the Foundation with three external advisers.

The Grant Ceremony will be held on 14 September 2022 at Annely Juda Fine Art, 23 Dering Street, London W1S 1AW.

More information about the award can be found here 

Brian Dawn Chalkley Reflecting on what was once possible (2022)
Pencil, ink and embroidery on cotton pillowcase 73 cm x 75 cm Framed and mounted behind UV glass.


William Mackrell

Liste Art Fair | Basel
Booth 25

Messe Basel Hall 1.1
Maulbeerstrasse / corner Riehenring 113 4058
Basel, Switzerland

13th June - 19th June 2022

Lungley Gallery is pleased to announce we will be participating at Liste, Basel. The gallery will present a series of new new etchings and paintings by William Mackrell. The fair will take place from 13–19 June 2022.


Harley Kuyck-Cohen

Brown Carpet
20th May - 25th June 2022

Slugtown is delighted to announce Brown Carpet, a solo exhibition by Newcastle based artist Harley Kuyck-Cohen. 

Harley Kuyck-Cohen explores the shifting territories between public and private space by introducing a range of important questions surrounding materiality.

Working across a range of different media including sculpture, architecture, installation and time based assemblages Kuyck-Cohen questions the politics of living.

For more information about the exhibition visit

Exhibition view: Harley Kuyck-Cohen Brown Carpet at SLUGTOWN, Newcastle, UK.


Stuart Brisley

Where There's Space To Grow
Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
8th January - 13th March 2022

Where There's Space to Grow is the third and final exhibition in a series curated by young people across the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme. Firstsite, Colchester presented House Share curated by Young Art Kommunity (YAK) from June to September 2021, and Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange will open their exhibition, SEEN co-curated by young LGBTQIA+ people from Cornwall, in October 2021 until January 2022. The exhibitions aim to bring young people together from across the country, connecting them with each other and with the Arts Council Collection.

For more information about the exhibition visit

1=66,666, 1983 Wood, steel, plaster, leather, nylon, cloth and paper 217 x 500 x 81cm Arts Council England Collection

Stuart Brisley 1=66,666, 1983, Wood, steel, plaster, leather, nylon, cloth and paper, 217 x 500 x 81cm, Arts Council England Collection. Photography courtesy Edward Woodman.

Stuart Brisley

Staging Decadence
Rotten Intervals: Stuart Brisley’s Ten Days
Guest post by Dr Johanna Linsley, University of Dundee, 14/10/2021

Read the full post here

Stuart Brisley, 10 Days, Performance at Editions Paramedia, Berlin, 1973. Photo by Inge Lommatzsch. Courtesy of the artist.

Brian Dawn Chalkley
Chelsea Arts Club | London
143 Old Church Street, SW3 6EB

On view till 17th October 2021

The exhibition is open to the public but booking is essential and appointments can be arranged by contacting

Exhibition view: Brian Dawn Chalkley Missing (2021) at Chelsea Arts Club, London.

Stuart Brisley

Art Monthly 449: September 2021
Features: Francis Frascina: Grieving and Grievance

Art Monthly September 2021 Grieving and Grievance, Francis Frascina discusses the politics of public grieving, asking why some lives are worthy of official remembrance and others are not.
The article refers to Stuart Brisley's work titled Dirty Protest, Armagh, 1993–96.

Art Monthly 449: September 2021

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem acquires work by William Mackrell

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem acquires Peak (2018) by William Mackrell from the recent exhibition Bodyscapes curated by Dr. Adina Kamien at the museum.

Bodyscapes studied the concept of embodiment and the corpus as an organizing structure. Examining the relationship between nature and culture through the prism of the body, this exhibition brings together historical sources and artworks ranging from prehistory to contemporary art in a variety of media: works on paper, photographs, sculpture, paintings, video works, and installations. Artists including Tracy Emin, Jenny Saville, Micha Ullman, Maya Zack, Karam Natour, Sigalit Landau, and Ori Reisman explore questions of proportion, the relationship between human beings and nature, and corporeal and mental boundaries in order to make personal, social, and political statements.

William Mackrell Peak (2018)
Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna.

Stuart Brisley
Atlas of Modernity - Permanent Collection Display
Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland
On view from 1st October 2021

“Atlas of Modernity. Exercises” is a new version of the permanent exhibition of the collection of Muzeum Sztuki. This version is inspired by the concept of multiple modernities and aims to reflect on various ways, geographies, cultures and sensitivities of modernity.

The work of Stuart Brisley will be featured in the section “Experiment”, together with the works of Barbara Kasten, Dora Maurer, Katalin Ladik, Victor Vasarely, Dan Graham, Teresa Tyszkiewicz, among others.

Stuart Brisley Moments of Decision:Indecision, 1975

Stuart Brisley Moments of Decision/Indecision (1975)
Collections: Galeria Studio, Warsaw and Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź.

Kiarash Khazaei
Liste Art Fair | Basel
Messe Basel Hall 1.1
Maulbeerstrasse / corner Riehenring 113 4058
Basel, Switzerland

20th September - 26th September 2021

Liste Showtime Online 15 – 30 September 2021

Lungley Gallery is pleased to announce we will be participating at Liste, Basel. The gallery will present a series of new paintings by Kiarash Khazaei. The fair will take place from 20–26 September 2020.

Kiarash Khazaei Medicine Call (2021) Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 160 cm.
On display at LISTE Art Fair Basel, 2021.

Lana Locke
Warmington House, N17 (access via The Spurs Experience)
23rd July - 21st November 2021

OOF presents BALLS, a group show including Celery FC (2012) by Lana Locke. The exhibition is a love letter to the simple, humble football as a ubiquitous cultural symbol, as something that is immediately recognisable and capable of triggering countless thoughts and ideas.

Entry is free.

OOF Exhibition poster for BALLS.

Harley Kuyck-Cohen 
PINK | Acting on Behalf of Thinking (AOBOT)
86 Princess St, M1 6NG
12th July - 13th August 2021

PINK is delighted to present Acting on Behalf of Thinking (AOBOT), a group show bringing together an assemblage of works that explore sculpture as a performative site of critical inquiry.  

AOBOT plays host to five sculptural contributions that explore performativity in its many forms and understandings; using this concept as a reflexive encounter that enables us to redefine how material and physical thinking can be viewed as a site of inquiry between the artist, artwork, viewer and setting.

For more information visit

Harley Kuyck-Cohen  PINK | Acting on Behalf of Thinking (AOBOT)

Exhibition view: Harley Kuyck-Cohen Art Deco (2021) PINK | Acting on Behalf of Thinking (AOBOT), Manchester.

Harley Kuyck-Cohen
EKO 8 International Triennial of Art and Environment / A Letter to the Future

Former MTT factory
Maribor / Melje
May 21st − 18th July 2021

Curated by Alessandro Vincentelli, the exhibition presents the collected visions of more than 30 international and Slovenian artists, including a new work titled  Harley Kuyck-Cohen. The exhibition is dedicated to the central theme of the letter on the premises of the former MTT factory in Melje. In the face of the uncertainties created by the global pandemic, and in the new and enhanced need to recognise signs and learn from history, the EKO 8 Triennial is designed to be a barometer of change.

Exhibition view: Harley Kuyck-Cohen Body Farm, EKO 8 installation view, 2021, Maribor/Slovenia. (©UGM, photo: Damjan Švarc).

British Museum acquires work by Stuart Brisley

The British Museum acquires State Occasion from The Museum of Ordure (2020) by Stuart Brisley from his recent exhibition Recent Paintings from the Museum of Ordure at the gallery in October 2020.

Brisley writes in his statement that accompanies the exhibition 'In the second painting and drawing she is similarly caught but this time in an 18th Century carriage taking her to and from the Houses of Parliament with the calculation of exposure.

In these images colours have been altered by using the cheap reproduction process of photocopying. By copying and altering the newspaper print the image is further veiled revealing the technical process thus distancing its relationship to the original source which had previously gone through another transcription in order to be printed in a newspaper'.

Images of the exhibition and a copy of the statement are available to view online here.

Stuart Brisley State Occasion from The Museum of Ordure (2020)
Acrylic on paper. 55 cm x 76 cm.

 Stuart Brisley
MPHQ Project Space | London | Cologne

12 May 2021 - 12 June 2021

Group exhibition

Joseph Beuys I John Berger I Stuart Brisley I Walter Dahn I Tadeusz Kantor I Natalia Ll I Gustav Metzger I Ken Mcmullen I Martha Parsey I Ewa Partum I Johannes Stüttgen I Boscher Theodor

Stuart Brisley will be exhibiting work at MPHQ Project Space London | Cologne in their upcoming exhibition WAYS OF SEEING: Film Installations and Collaborations opening May 12th.

All films can be viewed online from 12th May at
The exhibition is open to the public but booking is essential and appointments can be arranged on their website.

MPHQ Project Space Exhibition poster for WAYS OF SEEING: Film Installations and Collaborations.

William Mackrell
Musée Eugène Delacroix | Paris
1 June 2021 - 12 August 2021
William Mackrell will be presenting his first solo museum project, A painter in the house of letters this coming June at Musée Delacroix, supported by Fluxus Art Projects and Parcours Saint Germain Arts Festival.

Maya Balcioglu at The Mac Belfast
26 May 2021 - 8 Aug 2021

The first institutional exhibition by artist Maya Balcioglu, consisting of large scale works on paper, latex and fabric completed over a 15-year period, opens at The Mac Belfast on 26 May. Read more.

The exhibition is free to the public but booking is essential.

Exhibition view: Maya Balcioglu (2021) at The MAC Belfast.

Harley Kuyck-Cohen at Quench | Margate

12 May 2021 - 12 June 2021

Two-person exhibition with Kara Chin.

Remedial Works is a two-person exhibition by artists Kara Chin and Harley Kuyck-Cohen at Quench Gallery, Margate. An installation of new sculptural works and video, Chin and Kuyck-Cohen have produced works invested in representing shifting notions of nature.

In its most basic form, ‘Remedial’ means to heal. In terms of architecture - remediation is the process of revisiting and repairing those poorly constructed buildings treated unkindly by the natural world.

The exhibition is free to the public but booking is essential. Visit for more information and to book an appointment.

Exhibition view: Harley Kuyck-Cohen Art Deco (2021) Quench | Remedial Works, Margate.

LUNGLEY Gallery moves to Soho | London

It is with great excitement that I announce the gallery is moving to 175 Wardour St, Soho. 

The inaugural exhibition titled 175 Wardour Street opens on Friday 4th June 2021 to coincide with the first  London Gallery Weekend, and will feature work by gallery artists: Stuart Brisley, Brian Dawn Chalkley, Jack Killick, Kiarash Khazaei, Harley Kuyck-CohenLana Locke and William Mackrell.

Special thanks to the Haggerston for hosting the gallery since 2018 and David Hoyland, Victoria Al-Din and the team at Seventeen for hosting us since Summer 2020.

The inaugural edition of London Gallery Weekend will take place from 4-6 June 2021.
Celebrating culture and creativity in the UK's capital city.

The inaugural edition of London Gallery Weekend will take place from 4-6 June 2021. Over 130 of London’s leading contemporary art galleries are coming together this summer to launch a new, free to attend, annual event, celebrating culture and creativity in the UK’s capital city. LGW will promote a daily focus hosted by a geographical area, starting with central London on Friday, followed by south London on Saturday and culminating on Sunday with galleries in the East End. Sign up to our mailing list to hear about participating galleries and the dynamic three-day events programme, including late night openings, studio visits, children’s events, and more.