This Will Not Happen Without You


From The Collective Archive of The Basement Group, Projects UK and Locus+ (1977 Š 2007)

Arts Council UK Touring exhibition travelling to John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Hatton Gallery Newcastle Unversity and Belfast.

L-R: The Basement, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1984; Richard Wilson, 'One Piece at a Time' 1987;, Stefan Gec, 'Natural History' 1995

This Will Not Happen Without You is a comprehensive overview of significant and controversial artistic activity coming out of the north east of England since the mid 1970s. Taken from the Locus+ archive the exhibition begins by tracing the activities of The Basement Group (1977-1984). A collective of six artists focusing on performance and time-based work, the group later evolved into Projects UK (1982 to 1992), the UKÕs first office-based organisation, working with artists to develop site-specific events and temporary works. This role was expanded by Locus+ (1993-), who have since commissioned and published a wide spectrum of innovative, socially engaged, collaborative visual arts projects, across the country and beyond. This Will Not Happen Without You documents the changing artistic, social and political landscape in contemporary art over the last three decades.

"This Will Not Happen Without You A comprehensive publication illustrating artistic practice from 1977 - 2007 from the Locus+ archive featuring many artists such asIan Breakwell. Mona Hatoum, Bruce McLean, Stuart Brisley, John carson, Andre Stitt, Alastair MacLennan, Bow Gamelan Ensemble, Karen Finley, Richard Wilson, Stefan Gec, Marina Ambramovic, Chris Burden, Mark Wallinger, Simon Patterson, Nathan Coley and Anya Gallaccio amongst others. The book also contains critical and anecdotal texts from acclaimed writers and cultural critics."
ISBN 978-1-899377-25-1 £20 +p&p
Available from Locus+
Essay: 'A History of the Basement Group to Locus +'


21 November 2006 - 20 January 2007: John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

10 February 2007 - 31 March 2007: The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

27 September 2007 - 27 October: Interface, Belfast