MARK LEAHY is a writer and artist operating among textual practices and performance. Born in Ireland, he lives and works in the South West of England. He works with the body as sensing and affected, using language, models of perception, and everyday objects. Including spoken word, task-based actions, and song his performances address the body as a site of inscription and mediation. His textual practice utilizes constraints, structuring rules, and operates to cross or question category and genre divisions. Recent performances include ‘his voice’ (Plymouth, Oct 2015; Manchester, Feb 2016; Totnes, Aug 2016), ’flat-head self-tapping’(London, May 2015) and ‘answering machine’ for Experimentica14 (Cardiff, Nov 2014). He was commissioned to write texts to accompany work by artists including Nathan Walker, Katy Connor, Steven Paige, and LOW PROFILE. Critical publications include essays in C21 Literature, Open Letter, Performance Research and Journal of Writing in Creative Practice; a chapter in Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies (2007); an essay in Salt Companion to John James (2010), and a chapter in The Life and Work of Thomas MacGreevy (2013). He was MA Programme Leader at Dartington College of Arts (2007-2010) and teaches at Falmouth and Plymouth Universities.
Friday October 4 2019 to Wednesday January 8 2020, Dartington Space Gallery, Dartington Space, TotnesAn exhibition of work by Kate Paxman and Rachael Bennett about the liminal moment, observation, and
October 9 (Wednesday) 09:00 - January 8 (Wednesday) 18:00
Dartington Space Gallery, Dartington Hall, TQ9 6EN
First Fridays happen (surprise!) on the first Friday of every month, except January. First Fridays is a gathering place for artists or anyone interested in the arts, an opportunity to
First Fridays happen (surprise!) on the first Friday of every month, except January. First Fridays is a gathering place for artists or anyone interested in the arts, an opportunity to share food and talk. Each month, after lunch, there is an informal presentation of work in progress by one or two artists who may be local or from far away.
You can check out details on our events listing on Facebook.
(Friday) 13:00 - 15:30
Garden Room Gallery, Dartington Space
Dartington Hall, Totnes Devon TQ9 6EN
Cathy Fitzgerald workshop - from art.earth member Cathy Fitzgerald: 1. Live workshop in my home county in Ireland – BOOKINGS NOW OPEN! I am now of... Read more at artdotearth.org/?p=2… @ccanw pic.twitter.com/nwXu…
First Friday, November 1 - The next First Friday takes place at Dartington Space on November 1. Hosted by Mark Leahy, the invited guest is poet Tony Lopez. In... Read more at artdotearth.org/?p=2… @ccanw pic.twitter.com/ouzy…
Moniack Mhor Emerging Writer Award - Emerging Writer Award 2020 Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre Deadline: 03 January 2020 at 17:00 The Emerging Writer Award is open to... Read more at artdotearth.org/?p=2… @ccanw pic.twitter.com/s7FL…
Review: Into the Mountain - from Chris Fremantle at ecoartscotland Allen Ginsberg instructed us, “Notice what you notice”“Catch yourself thinking”“Observe what’s ... Read more at artdotearth.org/?p=2… @ccanw pic.twitter.com/hA5K…
Pollution Pods on Brownsea Island - Friday 25 – Tuesday 29 October 2019Church Field, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour10am – 4.30pm FREE (ferry fare and National Trust adm... Read more at artdotearth.org/?p=2… @ccanw pic.twitter.com/Ngpg…