Posted by Hannah on Thu 10 Dec 2009

Boo Saville in Vogue - Talent issue

Posted by Hannah on Fri 20 Nov 2009

Boo Saville- Ghost edition at Other Criteria

Posted by Hannah on Mon 16 Nov 2009 review of Shoplifter at Trolley

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Posted by Hannah on Tue 10 Nov 2009

The Yellow House - Channel 4

In the run up to the forthcoming group show at Trolley Gallery, curated by Rachel Howard Black Dog / Yellow House , we watched The Yellow House, which follows the story of the house in Arles which van Gogh and Gauguin spent nine weeks living, eating and painting together. The tumultuous outcome being the cutting off of van Gogh's ear...

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Posted by Hannah on Mon 09 Nov 2009

Subject | Matter at Cass Foundation, Goodwood

In November 2009, the Cass Sculpture Foundation will be exhibiting its first-ever indoor exhibition of mid-scale works entitled, SUBJECT | MATTER since it's inception fifteen years ago. Located in the New Foundation Centre's unique exhibition space, designed by Studio Downie Architects, the exhibition, curated by Claire Shea, will be open to the public from Monday, November 16th to Saturday, December 12th, Tuesday, January 5th to Sunday, 28th March 2010.

Juliana Cerqueira Leite will be exhibiting her sculpture 'Down' which featured in her first solo show at Trolley 'Up Down In Out.' in April 2009.

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Posted by hannahtrolley on Fri 30 Oct 2009

Cass Sculpture Foundation - delivering Juliana Cerqueira Leite's work for forthcoming show

'Subject Matter' will open on 15th November, and will showcase emerging sculptors in their new indoor space at the foundation. Juliana's sculpture 'Down' from her solo show at Trolley this year has been chosen as one of the works for the show.

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Posted by Hannah on Tue 27 Oct 2009

Stephanie Quayle winner of Zelli Porcelain prize 2009

Posted by Hannah on Tue 20 Oct 2009

Shoplifter part of conference on performance art, MoMA, New York

19th October 2009
Museum of Modern Art, New York is holding a conference on performance art and has asked Hrafnhildur Arnadottir aka Shoplifter to present a performance artist of her choice. Shoplifter will present Leigh Bowery, and will explore his themes of vanity and costume, two themes most relevant to her current practice and use of hair, and also evident at her current solo show at Trolley Gallery.

Posted by Hannah on Thu 15 Oct 2009

Boo Saville in group show at James Taylor Gallery


James Balmforth
Gareth Cadwallader
David Ferrando Giraut
Lewis Ronald
Boo Saville
Matthew Stone

PRIVATE VIEW Friday 16th October 6pm - 10pm
James Taylor Gallery
Collent Street
E9 6SQ

OPEN Monday to Friday 12pm - 6pm
(Closed Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th October)

JT Project 09 is: seven distinct temporary exhibitions hosted by James Taylor Gallery, independently organised by Fieldgate Gallery, Five Years, James Taylor Gallery, Katie Guggenheim, Supine Studios, The Centre of the Universe and Transition Gallery. Spread over two floors of a huge building, the project provides the opportunity to see shows by these peer organisations simultaneously. JT Project 09 could be: an opportunity for new collaborations, a series of compromises, a grand experiment.

Centre of the Universe
Fieldgate Gallery
Five Years
James Taylor Gallery
Katie Guggenheim
Supine Studios
Transition Gallery

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Posted by Hannah on Mon 12 Oct 2009

Late Night East End Opening - Saturday 17th October - until 9pm

Trolley Gallery will be open until 9pm on Saturday 17th October, along with many of the East End galleries and institutions, as the area hosts a special late night opening as part of the Frieze and Zoo Art Fairs.

Trolley are presenting a new solo show in the gallery of Hrafnhildur Arnadottir aka Shoplifter, BURN, and a temporary installation by artist Tim Mitchell n Arnold Circus bandstand behind the gallery

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Posted by Hannah on Fri 09 Oct 2009

Shoplifter Private View at Trolley Gallery - 8th October 2009

Shoppy in front of one of hair works, and wearing her human hair cape.

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Posted by Hannah on Fri 09 Oct 2009

Tim Mitchell's installation at Arnold Circus - We Shall Meet on That Beautiful Shore

Posted by Hannah on Fri 09 Oct 2009

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Posted by Hannah on Fri 09 Oct 2009

Hannah from Trolley with the artists Shoplifter and Tim Mitchell, at Tim's installation in the bandstand at Arnold Circus

Posted by Hannah on Tue 06 Oct 2009

Henry Hudson in group show 'The Embassy'

Henry Hudson will be in a group show curated by Xerxes Cook and Alex Dellal as part of their exhibition opening during Frieze week. The Embassy tells the story of a deposed diplomat representing a government that has just been overthrown at home. A pastiche of the manner in which embassies promote their country's culture abroad and set across the two floors of 33 Portland Place, works from over 15 artists will speak of themes relevant to the mismanagement of a country - greed, egotism, repression, theocracy, malnutrition, gluttony, tyranny, currency, geography and sex - because the dictator always gets the best lines.

The Embassy will take place from 15-19th October 2009
Location: 33 Portland Place, London, W1B 1QU
Opening hours: 11am -7pm
Tel: 0207-792-2867
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus, Regent's Park

Posted by hannahtrolley on Tue 06 Oct 2009

artist Tim Mitchell installing on Arnold Circus 04/10/09

'We Shall Meet on That Beautiful Shore' opens Thursday 8th October and will last the duration of the Zoo Art Fair, until 19th October, or as long as it can...

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Posted by Hannah on Wed 30 Sep 2009

Laura K. Jones - Artnet London Dispatch - Henry Hudson and Hogarth

To mark the closing of Henry Hudson's solo show at Trolley, we invited John Carroll from the Sir John Soane Museum to talk about the exhibition in relation to the original Hogarth painting series 'The Rake's Progress' which is housed at the John Soane. Compared to artists like Sir Joshua Reynolds, Hogarth wasn't terribly prolific, and as such the dozen or so paintings at the John Soane, is the largest collection of Hogarth's in the world...

At the closing night of Henry Hudson's 'Knappin' exhibition at Trolley Gallery (directors Gigi Gianuzzi and Hannah Watson are such a pair of cards that they seem to be throwing both opening- and closing-night jollies for all of their shows), John Carroll, a fine William Hogarth specialist from the Sir John Soames Museum, came to tea. Each of Hudson's ten panels are opulently painted in melted plasticine and all are amplified details of the etchings of Hogarth's Rake's or Harlot's Progress, from the 1730s. Hudson has updated the Hogarth works - thankfully only subtly - with wine stains, modern-day cigarettes, canvas tacks and crumbling plaster.

YBA Keith Coventry and Elliot McDonald, curator of the Hiscox Art Fund and the Sudeley Castle shows, were part of the gin-and-raspberry-swilling audience. Carroll posited that Hogarth was 'the first Damien Hirst,' having made multiple copies of his copperplate engravings and sold them from the window of his studio in Leicester Square, thus 'freeing himself from aristocratic approval' and creatively restrictive portrait commissions. Someone's mobile telephone then bleated out the Moonlight Sonata ringtone. 'This has now officially become a BBC2 documentary,'said Coventry, perhaps pining for the dissolution of those former days when he had a studio in the prestigious Albany apartments, site of several late-night portrait painting parties.

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Posted by Hannah on Fri 23 Jan 2009

Whitehot Magazine Interview with Boo Saville and Hannah Watson


Posted by hannah on Wed 20 Aug 2008


28th August - 3rd September
Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, London. E2 7ES

In the exhibition, the warped collective imagination of LE GUN presents a dysfunctional family of many generations, including a man with a crab on his head, the leopard walking heiress Marchesa Casati,and the original fat boy actor Joe Cobb.

The exhibition will run for one week and in that time a number of events such as music nights and short film screenings will be programmed, creating a temporary arts club. Highlights include collaborating with groups such as the the Strangeworks performance collective and screening the ‘Essentials’ programme of seminal short film curated by the Independent Cinema Office.

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Posted by Hannah on Thu 14 Aug 2008

Trolley Double Opening


Isabelle Graeff
Romance is Dead! Long Live Romance!
Trolley Gallery
73a Redchurch Street, London. E2

Le Gun
The Family
Exhibition and launch of Le Gun #4
Rochelle School
Arnold Circus, London. E2

Trolley is pleased to announce a collaboration between Trolley Gallery and collective Le Gun, who will open a week-long exhibition and temporary arts club, at the same time as Trolley will open with the solo show of Berlin artist Isabelle Graeff.

On Wednesday 27th August the two spaces will hold joint openings to celebrate the two exhibitions.

For more information please contact Hannah Watson
44(0)20 77296591

Posted by hannah on Wed 11 Jun 2008


Exhaust 19-06-08
until 19th July 2008

50 Princes Gate
Exhibition Road

Admission free

On the 19-06-08 David Rickard spent a 24-hour period breathing out his exhaled air, via a respiratory mask, into a series of large silver foil balloons. The final arrangement of balloons demonstrated consumed space in the form of a long vapour trail of balloons that rose up the three floors in the stairwell of the Goethe Institute, London. The performance demonstrated our daily consumption of fresh air, and in a quantifiable manner revealed our constant demand for fresh air and our active relationship with the space that surrounds us.

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Posted by hannah on Sun 11 May 2008

Robert Montgomery - Derniers Jours. Paris May 08

May 31st - July 26th 2008

Galerie Nuke

11 Rue St Anastase


Posted by hannah on Mon 11 Feb 2008

Nina Berman in Art and War exhibition with Jenny Holzer

War Stories

Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery


February 11- March 12, 2008

Reception: Tuesday, February 12, 5 - 7 p.m.

This exhibition brings together contemporary artists whose work examines the politics, events, and consequences surrounding war. For the current Iraq war, perhaps more than any prior American war, truth and interpretation of facts lie at the center of the conflict. War Stories features photographs by Nina Berman, paintings by Jenny Holzer, and the American premiere of a 10 channel video installation entitled 9 Scripts from a Nation at War by a collective of artists.

War Stories is curated by Lisa Tung, Director of Curatorial Programs and Professional Galleries at MassArt.

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Posted by hannah on Fri 12 Oct 2007


101 portraits of HIM
HIM a life size sculpture of Charles Saatchi by ROBERT GORDON MCHARG III FRSA

"It's the biggest action figure I'll ever own, it's all about the artist collecting the collector, a David and Goliath battle over power and punch lines", says McHarg. Trolley presents at this year's Zoo Art Fair, held at the Royal Academy in London, HIM and HIM BOOK by Gordon McHarg.

12-15th October
6 Burlington Gardens

Posted by hannah on Thu 31 May 2007

PhotoLondon 2007

31st May - 3rd June

This year at the new venue of Old Billingsgate Market, Trolley will be presenting the work of Philip Jones Griffiths, Alixandra Fazzina, Gordon McHarg and Alexander Shields. Photo Alixandra Fazzina - Serere rainstorm #1

Posted by hannah on Wed 16 May 2007

Philip Jones Griffiths - Middle Years

Trolley is proud to present the first UK solo show of Philip Jones Griffiths. Opening on Thursday 31st May at Trolley Gallery, London. This show will centre around much unseen work by Griffiths, world-renowned for his work covering the conflict in Viet Nam, here presenting Britain in the 1960s and 70s.

Exhibition continues until 24th June 2007

Posted by Hannah on Fri 04 May 2007

M.A.S.H I.R.A.Q. exhibition opens at Goethe Institute, New York

M.A.S.H I.R.A.Q. exhibition opens at Goethe Institute, New York

May 4th - June 30th

In cooperation with Magnum Photos the Goethe-Institute, New York, presents the exhibition M*A*S*H, which is part of the MAGNUM Festival 2007. The festival celebrates the 60th anniversary of Magnum Photos, one of the world’s premiere photo agencies. The MAGNUM Festival '07 will take place in New York throughout June and explores the idea of documentary works in the areas of photography, film, and journalism, including panel discussions at the New York Public Library, gallery exhibitions, and screenings of documentaries "by or about" Magnum photographers at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

“If it weren’t for the war, we’d all be having a great time.” Taken from the series M*A*S*H, 1970.

First seen in the early 1970’s at the height of anti-Vietnam feeling in America, the original series M*A*S*H followed a hapless US medical corps stationed out in the preceding Korean war. Here underlay a dark commentary throughout its comedy. As the US Military continue to fight onwards in Iraq, doctors, nurses and medics are working on the front lines to keep their casualties down. Magnum Photographer Thomas Dworzak was with them, embedded with the 44th Medcoms 50th and 1150th Medical Companies in Iraq over several periods in 2005.

Taking the lead from the satirical commentary first provided by the film and subsequent series of M*A*S*H, this book juxtaposes images from the series with Dworzak’s own from his time with the medical companies he was stationed with out in Iraq.

From mess tents to surgical tables, the story of everyday life behind the scenes of these medical corps shows at times a pathos and comradeship alongside the expected blood and suffering. The accompanying stills and subtitled images from M*A*S*H bring Dworzak’s photographs out of the realm of the purely photojournalistic, and instead poignantly provide a black humour for a disenchanted audience of the modern world, and a comment on the concept of photographers today working embedded and alongside the military.

Author/Photographer Details:
Thomas Dworzak was born in1972 in Koetzting and grew up in the small town of Cham in Bavaria. In 2002 he became a Magnum nominee, in 2004 a member. He is based in Paris and New York and contributes to Time Magazine, Newsweek, The New Yorker, US News, Paris Match and The New York Times Magazine.

The book published by Trolley M.A.S.H I.R.A.Q by Thomas Dworzak will be released in June 2007.

Posted by hannah on Mon 23 Apr 2007

Lawrence Watson - The World is Yours

Thursday 26th April-27th May

From April Trolley will collaborate with Maverik Showrooms on a series of exhibitions across the two spaces on 73a and 68 Redchurch Street, opposite to where Trolley Gallery is situated.

The first solo exhibition in London by Lawrence Watson will present a selected retrospective of photographs, spanning twenty five years of the best in the music industry.

Posted by admin on Sun 01 Oct 2006

Zoo Art Fair 2006

Trolley Gallery will be presenting the following artists this year at Zoo Art Fair : David Rickard, Abigail Fallis, Mario Consiglio, Vedovamazzei, Robert Montgomery, David Fryer, Gordon Mcharg, Nina Ghel, Katy Lynton, EJ Major, Sarah Pickstone, Bobo Ivancich.

Above: David Rickard, "One hundred Thousand‘.

Posted by hannah on Thu 07 Sep 2006

Abigail Fallis - "Beauty and the Beast‘ at Stourhead

Abigail Fallis's sculpture Quo Vadis is currently part of the exhibition Beauty and the Beast set in the grounds of the National Trust's Stourhead. The concept of the exhibition is to juxtapose alongside the beauty of the grounds the beast of contemporary art, and see how they interact. Fallis's new work here is reminiscent of her recent solo show at Trolley Gallery, where she produced a smaller sized series of Papier-mache hands for her installation The Fast Supper, based on Da Vinci's famous Last Supper. Fallis is currently exhibiting in Newcastle and Paris and will be part of Trolley's stand at The Zoo Art Fair this October.

Posted by hannah on Fri 30 Jun 2006

Reconstruction #1 at Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire

From 1st July - 31st October 2006

Two of the artists who had solo shows at Trolley Gallery in 2005 were among the ten artists chosen by Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst to create work to be shown in and around the grounds of her family home, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire. Artists showing included Benedetto Pietromarchi - who carefully constructed sculptures of filament in glass like giant light bulbs. Shown in the darkened space of the old dungeons, they create the effect of candlelight.

Posted by admin on Tue 10 Jan 2006

Philip Jones Griffiths - Fifty Years on the Frontline

There will be an exhibition of photographs by Philip Jones Griffiths at the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach in Orlando until 14th April. One of the most respected photojournalists for his seminal work in Viet Nam, Griffiths was head of Magnum in New York for five years, and this exhibition shows black and white photographs of war and conflict in Northern Ireland, Rhodesia and Viet Nam.

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