‘That Head, That Head’ – ‘Conversations’


Image left – Sally Taylor, Blue Head 4, 2016 Image right – Stephen Snoddy, Lesson 4, 2016


Exhibition – Rabley Drawing Centre 26 September – 29 October

pv Sunday 25th September 2 – 4.30pm

Sally Taylor’s drawings affirm a desire to understand more about human relationships and interactions. The ‘Heads’ are animated and sculptural, located with pen, tape and collage on found surfaces and books. Recurring motifs of triangles and ‘smiling mouths’ allude to a statement in regards to the work of Louise Bourgeois ‘triangles mean danger’ alongside social constructs surrounding the unsaid and non-verbal interaction.

Selected Exhibitions include: That Head, That Head, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre 2016; SKETCH, Derwent Art Prize, London, 2014; Rabley Sketchbook Prize 2013, 2011; Confused Heads, Duckett and Jeffreys, North Yorkshire, 2013; All Say The Same, Ryedale Folk Museum, North Yorkshire, 2011; Marks and Mouths, PS2, MIMA, 2010 –11; Drawing Paper #6, co-curated with Tate Liverpool, Liverpool Biennial, 2012; Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014 (Prizewinner), 2011, 2009, 2004.

Recently, she has been awarded ‘Grants for the Arts’ by ACE. She has been working alongside Anita Taylor (Director, Jerwood Drawing Prize; Dean of Arts, Bath Spa University) and Kate Brindley (Director, Arnolfini, Bristol).


‘Conversations’ by Stephen Snoddy are series of new monotypes sharing Matisse’s lifelong obsession with a visual conversation between inside and outside and often uses the window motif as a formal device to construct work.

Snoddy was born in Belfast, NI and currently lives in Manchester. He trained as a
painter at Belfast College of Art where he graduated with an M.A. in Fine Art. He exhibited at the Royal Ulster Academy last summer and has had a recent solo exhibition, ‘Looking Out’ at the Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels and has a forthcoming exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery in 2017.

His work is in the following collections: Art Care, NI; Craig Gardner & Co. Dublin;
Department of the Environment, NI; Frank Cohen Collection; Hertfordshire Education Authority; Lisburn Borough Council; The Priseman – Seabrook Collection and Ulster Television, Belfast.


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