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29 November 2011

Nowhereisland features in The Observer

The Observer, Sunday 27 November 2011

On Sunday The Observer had a double page spread about Alex’s exhibition at Victoria Miro gallery in London. You can read the review here.

The exhibition at Victoria Miro gallery in London features his large scale photographs of remote landscapes, with skillfully added signs of human habitation. As Rachel Cooke writes in her review, “Hartley’s work seeks to explore the connection between habitation and wilderness, between belonging and isolation”; ideas which he continues to think about for Nowhereisland.

27 November 2011

A new film about Nowhereisland

18 November 2011

Alex Hartley's new exhibition opens in London

Alex Hartley, Waiting for Daylight to End (Kaczynski's Cabin), 2011 Constructed mixed media on C-type photograph

Alex Hartley is known for his photographic and sculptural depictions of remote landscapes. This month the artist reveals a new body of work at Victoria Miro Gallery, London. For a chance to explore the artistic origins of Nowhereisland, visit the exhibition ‘The world is still big’ from 23rd Nov 2011 to 21st Jan 2012. Come and see if you can find your mark on the Nowhereisland citizen map.

Directions to Victoria Miro

18 November 2011

When we returned from the Arctic


After their Arctic expedition, the two student explorers from Ilfracombe Arts College returned to tell the tale of the origins of Nowhereisland. At schools throughout the South West, they’ve related their experience of what it means to begin a new nation. View Arctic team videos

Ilfracombe Arts College are just one of a dozen regional partners helping to plan for Nowhereisland’s arrival in at seven ports and harbours in summer 2012, from Mevagissey Male Voice Choir and a school film club in Efford, Plymouth, to surf lifesavers in Newquay and British Red Cross volunteers in Weymouth. Find out about some of the partners who are preparing to host this visiting nation.

The year-long online programme continues with the launch of schools’ resources in January 2012.

3 November 2011

Ring the Bell for Nowhereisland

One of the first propositions for Nowhereisland's constitution was the 'Ring the Bell' principle' recommended by Carl Gardner, expedition team member.

Announced today, on 27th July 2012 there will be a nationwide simultaneous bell-ringing - a project led by artist Martin Creed. Who will ring the bell for Nowhereisland at the opening of the sailing events of the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth? Tweet or facebook suggestions today.

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Nowhereisland is a Situations project led by artist Alex Hartley, one of 12 Artist Taking the Lead projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of the West of England, Bristol; Bloomberg; Nicky Wilson Jupiter Artland; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Yellowbrick Tracking.

Identity designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Wolfram Wiedner, website by Wolfram Wiedner.