Gino Attwood is based in Leicester is both an artist and co-director of artist-led studio and gallery ‘Two Queens’. As an artist Gino explores sculpture, digital and graphic based art forms. Gino’s interpretation of time produced a cultural 2D painting using a mouldable rubber called Sugru, which allows you to quickly repair items.

Kate Buckley is a member of the Lincoln based artist collective General Practice. Her work investigates the messiness of experience, motion, instability and ‘in-betweenness’. Kate works in a variety of mediums, including performance, assemblage, sound and video. For Tempus Fugit she has responded to the idea of contracted hours in a series of drawings.

Annika Eriksson is a Swedish artist living in Berlin. Over the years, Eriksson has produced a large number of works in which the perception of time, structures of power, and once acclaimed social visions are called into question.  Strategically Eriksson plays with the heated debates around the public realm and structures that regulate it, revealing the urban changes and how this is subject to unexpected political appropriations and inversions.

G.Â.S.T. are the artistic collaboration of Dale Fearnley and Laura Mahony, who are both members of General Practice, Lincoln. G.Â.S.T use performance and sculpture to create and tell surrealist narratives. The artistic duo have created a board game for Tempus Fugit examining the concept of wasting time.

Amelia Beavis-Harrison is an artist based in Norway and  UK. Her work focuses on performance in combination with sculptural elements, combining historical situations with contemporary contexts to develop new narratives. Amelia’s installation and sculpture, Are You Wearing Time, apes a commercial branding campaign and examines the idea of time as a product.

Lee Hassall is a sculptor who makes performance, installations and film works that have been shown both nationally and internationally. Lee is interested in manual labour, parody and self- satire, alongside questioning the notion of the sanctified space. Lee has used Lincoln-based MACE archive to create a projection of his experience as a child in Skegness and will also be doing a live reading as part of his piece for the show.

Phill Hopkins has shown his work both nationally and internationally. He is currently based in Leeds. Drawing is essential for Phill’s work and is at the core of his practice, which allows him to be connected to himself and the earth. Phill’s response for Tempus Fugit features a series of drawings in response to time.

James Hubble & Ross Oliver are two members of General Practice and have formed a duo especially for Tempus Fugit.  James works with video and digital design, whereas Ross’ work tells narratives using sound. Their response for Tempus fugit blends their work styles to create a digital response to time.

Alex Pearl’s short films, video installations, sculptures and books have been exhibited throughout the UK. In his work, the sense of acceptance of failure or disappointment is seen as important parts of the human condition. His films use readily available materials and software that makes them comparable with a sketch or doodle, an initial throwaway idea made visible. For Tempus Fugit Alex has responded through a short film, demonstrating his interpretation of time.

Gerard Williams is a London based artist who has been active in the contemporary art field for over thirty years. He has contributed to well over one hundred group and solo exhibitions in many different countries. Gerard’s work leads his audience to re-examine individual and collective culturally founded pre-conceptions.  Gerard will be using a clocking in and out machine to interact with the audience for the show.

Ben Woodeson, also based in London has shown in a multitude of artistic environments throughout the UK, Europe. North America and Japan. Ben is a sculptor who explores the physical properties of the materials that he works with. Ben has provided a set of instructions for the curators to follow which will be revealed at the opening of the show.

Robyn Woolston works with installation, photography, moving image and print. Her practice is socially engaged and questions economic imperatives, environmental impacts and the separation that comes forward by the relationship between these two. Robyn has responded to Tempus Fugit through a photographic medium.


Tempus Fugit: an introduction

Tempus Fugit is a collaborative exhibition organised by students on the MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice programme at the University of Lincoln in partnership with SYSON gallery in Nottingham.

The exhibition derives its name from the Latin phrase meaning ‘time flies’, an expression which historically refers to the notion of time escaping and being irretrievable, in contrast with the popular contemporary perspective that the passing of time is somehow enjoyable, ‘time flies when you’re having fun’.

Invited artists have been given limited time to send a piece of mail art or instructions for curators to follow. SYSON is located on the site of a former watchmaker’s repair shop, and curators for the exhibition have invited artists to explore their own perceptions of time; the value they put upon their own time and ask if it is possible for an artist to sell their time in the pursuit or creation of art.

Artists include: Gino Attwood, Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Kate Buckley, Annika Eriksson, G.Â.S.T., Lee Hassall, Phill Hopkins, James Hubble & Ross Oliver, Alex Pearl, Gerard Williams, Ben Woodeson, Robyn Woolston.

This unique project will be one of the last events to take place at SYSON gallery before the gallery moves to the Lacemarket later in spring.