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Interdisciplinary artist Tim Spooner (b. 1984) brings unpredictability and liveness to Dilston Gallery through an installation of furry, quivering animatronic sculptures. Simultaneously at Lake Gallery, Spooner stages a theatrical encounter with over 150 works in collage, painting, sculpture and objects used in performances over the past 15 years.
A New Kind of Animal is a national touring exhibition co-commissioned by Southwark Park Galleries, London and Bluecoat, Liverpool. It runs in London 15 July until 24 September before touring to Liverpool in October 2023.
Tim Spooner, A New Kind of Animal touring commission is made possible with thanks to Arts Council England and The Paul and Louise Cooke Endowment.
TIM SPOONER (b. 1984, based in Cornwall). Recent projects include A Wave in a Cave (2021), a solo exhibition for Commonage Gallery, and large-scale moving sculpture installations Weak Transmission for Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2021 / Westflügel Leipzig, and Animal Place, commissioned for Brighton Festival 2022.
Spooner’s work has been presented extensively in theatres and festivals in the UK, Europe and Asia including: Southbank Centre (London), Battersea Arts Centre (London), b-side festival (Isle of Portland), Cambridge Junction, Mayfest (Bristol), MAC Belfast and DCA Dundee (for Hayward Gallery Touring), Barbican Art Gallery (London), Whitstable Biennale, NoD (Prague, Czechia), LASfest (Bialystok, Poland), Terni Festival (Italy), TJP Strasbourg (France), Actoral Festival (Marseille, France), Schaubude (Berlin, Germany), Internationales Figurentheater Festival (Erlangen, Germany), STUK (Leuven, Belgium), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon, Portugal), Culture Station Seoul (South Korea), Pesta Boneka Festival (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and Macau Arts Festival (China).
Lake Gallery, 1 Park Approach, London SE16 2UA
Dilston Gallery, London SE16 2DD