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Simeon Barclay in conversation with Morgan Quaintance
WED 26 OCT 2022
Past event

Photo of Simeon Barclay by Kuba Ryniewicz. Courtesy of Workplace.

Join artist Simeon Barclay and artist and writer Morgan Quaintance for a live conversation at the SLG. They will discuss Barclay’s current solo exhibition In the Name of the Father, along with the shared themes and ideas that run through both their practices.   

Both Barclay and Quaintance work with moving image and are interested in themes such as British socio-cultural and political life, masculinity, identity and slang. They met in 2014 at Goldsmiths, where Quaintance taught Simeon Barclay during his MA and have since worked together on exhibitions including They Don’t Like It Up ‘Em, 2016 at Cubitt Gallery and Where Did It All Go Wrong in 2015, with Dam Projects.


Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer. His moving image work has been shown and exhibited widely at festivals and institutions including MoMA (New York), McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco), Konsthall C (Sweden), David Dale (Glasgow) European Media Art Festival (Germany), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Scotland), Images Festival (Toronto), International Film Festival Rotterdam and Third Horizon Film Festival (Miami). He is the recipient of the ARTE Award at Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg and the 2021 Best Documentary Short Film Award at Tacoma Film Festival, USA and the UK Short Film Award at Open City Documentary Film Festival, London. 

Simeon Barclay (b. 1975, in Huddersfield, UK) received his BA from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds in 2010 and an MFA from Goldsmiths College, London in 2014. Barclay is a member of the Arts Council Acquisition Committee since 2021 and a member of the advisory committee for the Freelands Foundation since 2018, and in 2020 he was selected to be included in the British Art Show 9.     

He has exhibited both nationally and internationally including at Southbank Centre, Tate Britain, South London Gallery, London; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Workplace Foundation, Gateshead; Holden Gallery, Manchester; The Tetley, Leeds; Cubitt Gallery, London; The Bluecoat, Liverpool; Jerwood Space, London; Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna; Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels; Arcadia Missa, New York and W139, Amsterdam. His work is in the Arts Council Collection, London; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth Art Gallery collection, Manchester. 


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