Exhibitions and Editions

To date, People Like Us/Vicki has had 5 solo exhibitions and participated in 19 group shows at MAXXI (Rome), HMKV (Dortmund), Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico), Hatton Gallery (Newcastle), Vitrine (London), alt.gallery (Newcastle), Greene County Council for the Arts Gallery (NY), Peacock Visual Arts (Aberdeen), Pallant House (Chichester), Engramme (Quebec), La Scatola Gallery (London), Changing Room (Stirling), Franklin Street Works (Connecticut), Usurp Gallery (London), University of Greenwich Galleries, Matthew Gallery (Dundee), Edinburgh Printmakers, Millennium Gallery (Sheffield) Leeds College of Art and Sunbeam Studios (London).

Also featured in Sounds Like Silence – 4’33’’ Silence Today (Spectre Books 2012), The Journal of Writing In Creative Practice (Vol 7 Issue 1 2015), The Fundamentals of Sonic Art and Design by Tony Gibbs (Ava Publishing 2007), Cutting Across Media by Kembrew McLeod (Duke University Press 2011), Here To Go – Art, Counter-Culture and the Esoteric (Forum Nidrosiae 2014), Incredible Machines by Danny Snelson (avant 2014), and writing for The Wire’s Collateral Damage (February 2012).

For gallery concerts and festival film screenings please also see Selected Performances and Screenings

SOLO SHOWS
February-March 2014 – Solo exhibition “Shutter” at Leeds College of Art
July 2013 – Solo exhibition at Centro de Cultura Digital, Mexico curated by Kenneth Goldsmith (UbuWeb) as part of his Printing The Internet show
July-September 2011 – Solo exhibition “The Doors of Perspection” at Vitrine Gallery, London
July 2011Print edition co-published by Modern Empire and Vitrine Gallery
May-July 2008People Like Us Retrospective – alt.gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

GROUP SHOWS
January 2016
– Exhibition “Cut-Up” at Franklin Street Works, Stamford, Connecticut, US
August 2015
– Exhibition of We Are Not Amused at Usurp Zone5 Festival, London
March 2015 – Screening of 4’33” and Notations at group exhibition Drawing Towards Sound, University of Greenwich Galleries, London
June 2014 – Exhibition of Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another) at Sheffield Doc/Fest at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
April 2013-June 2013 Modern Empire Print Editions and Works on Paper.  Works by Vicki Bennett, Charlotte Bracegirdle, Alec Finlay, Diego Mena, Inken Reinert, and Kelly Richardson.  Sunbeam Studios, 79 Barlby Road, Ladbroke Hall, London, W10 6AZ. Mon – Fri 10am to 6pm
August 2012-June 2013 – 2 pieces in SOUNDS LIKE SILENCE Cage – 4’33” – Silence 1912 – 1952 to 2012 – HMKV, Dortmund
April-June 2012 – Radio Boredcast (Vicki’s DO or DIY shows) featured in Transmittal exhibition, Greene County Council for the Arts Gallery, Catskill, USA
Summer 2012Prints of Darkness at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland
March-June 2012 – part of Vitrine exhibition at Leeds College of Art
Spring 2012Prints of Darkness purchased for Pallant House Collection, Chichester for inclusion in their collection in 2012
November-December 2011Prints of Darkness at Engramme, Quebec, Canada
May-June 2011Modern Empire at La Scatola Gallery
May-June 2011 Prints of Darkness at The Changing Room, Stirling
May 2011 – “Expanded Video” exhibition, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
November-December 2010Prints of Darkness at Matthew Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
July-Sept 2010Prints of Darkness, Edinburgh Printmakers
July-Oct 2010 – In The Long Run: 30 Years of Great Running – Great North Museum: Hancock Newcastle Upon Tyne
September-November 2009 – “Hit The Ground” at Hatton Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne
May 2007 – 3-screen video installation Work, Rest & Play at Millennium Galleries, Sheffield

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This Is Light Music LP now available for download

This was originally issued as an LP boxset in an edition of 250 as part of the Prints of Darkness exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers. This exhibition is still touring and LPs can be purchased from Edinburgh Printmakers.

http://www.edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk/
Download the essay by Vicki Bennett (pdf)
Information here on purchasing a print (pdf)

People Like Us illuminates this dark visual ride with ‘This Is Light Music’, an exclusive full-length picture-disc album in a limited edition of only 250. This record is available as part of a lavish limited edition boxed-set publication which houses the record and a pull-out poster in a gatefold sleeve, and includes essays by People Like Us and co-curator Norman Shaw. This publication is on sale throughout the exhibition, together with specially commissioned t-shirts and badges by the participating artists.

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Prints of Darkness travels to Dundee

We are pleased to present Prints of Darkness at Matthew Gallery at DJCAD and
look forward to seeing you for a drink and chat at the preview on the 12th
November if you can make it.

Matthew Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, 13 Perth
Road, Dundee.

More information on our print and record in the exhibition Prints of Darkness

http://www.edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk/gallery/44a.htm

PREVIEW/// 12 November, 5-7pm
EXHIBITION/// 13 November ­ 11 December
Andrew Cranston, Tommy Crooks, Malcy Duff, Duncan Marquiss, Lee O¹Connor, Christopher Orr, People Like Us, Norman Shaw, Edward Summerton, The Lonely Piper, Andy Wake, Mark Wallace.

This touring exhibition, which originated at Edinburgh Printmakers, celebrates the vinyl record as an abiding audio-visual artifact and recalls the golden age of the record cover in the thick of the post-psychedelic, goth-surrealistic, Art Nouveau, apocalyptic landscape explosion, now being revived in a current resurgence of collectable limited edition records with original artwork.

http://www.exhibitions.dundee.ac.uk/programme_coming_soon.html

Generator, the Dundee’s artist-led space, also has an exhibition preview
that night (7-9pm) which you could catch if you are in town: ‘BE THE HAMMER
OR THE ANVIL’, Rachel Adams, Solveig Einarsdottir, Mairi Lafferty, Rose
Ruane.

This Is Light Music Picture Disc LP

As part of the Prints of Darkness exhibition at http://www.edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk/ from 17 July to 04 September 2010, People Like Us have been commissioned to make a vinyl picture disc responding to the title theme of the exhibition.

This Is Light Music will be available for shipping to you from the second week in August. You can pre-order here. Please note – if you are intending to buy the print that Vicki was commissioned to do, please contact Edinburgh Printmakers through the above website url, since they are offering the record free to the first 20 people buying a print. Prices below in US Dollars include postage and packing.

THIS ITEM IS SOLD OUT WHEN BOUGHT DIRECTLY FROM US. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY PLEASE GO TO THE EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WEBSITE AND ORDER FROM THEM. ALL REMAINING ORDERS WILL BE SENT FROM US TODAY (18 SEPTEMBER 2010)

http://www.edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk/

Please note – this LP costs more than some other merchandise you may have bought from us – this is because of the nature of the item, in that the gallery needed to cover costs, etc, plus it costs more to post this kind of item. We assure you we always try and make things available as cheaply as we can!

For more info on the exhibition and how we responded to the task here:
http://www.peoplelikeus.org/2010/people_like_us_new_record_and_print_in_edinburgh_exhibition.html

Dates of Exhibition: 17 July to 04 September 2010
Opening Hours: Weekly Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAYS
Admission: Free
Venue: Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
Telephone: 0131 557 2479
Website: www.edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk

People Like Us new record and print in Edinburgh exhibition

Prints of Darkness Exhibition

You and your guests are invited to the reception for the Prints of Darkness exhibition on Thursday 29 July, 6-8pm.
RSVP to gallery@edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk

Artist Talk by Vicki Bennett (People Like Us)
29 July 2010, 4.30-5.30pm, Gallery 2, Edinburgh Printmakers

Vicki Bennett will deliver a talk about her work in the field of audio-visual collage, through her innovative appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives.
Admission is free but places are limited so please call or email to book: T 0131 5572479 or gallery@edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk

Edinburgh Printmakers presents its world premiere exhibition of new work exploring record cover art, curated by Sarah-Manning Cordwell, Norman Shaw, and Edward Summerton and published by Edinburgh Printmakers. This exhibition will include original prints by eleven Scottish artists and a new LP of music by People Like Us, aka international award-winning multimedia artist Vicki Bennett.

Buy This Is Light Music picture disc LP here
http://www.peoplelikeus.org/shop/
Celebrating the vinyl record as an abiding audio-visual artefact, this project recalls the golden age of the record cover in the thick of post-psychedelia’s goth-surrealistic art-nouveau apocalyptic landscape explosion, now being revived in a current resurgence of collectable limited-edition records with original artwork.

People Like Us illuminates this dark visual ride with ‘This Is Light Music’, an exclusive full-length picture-disc album in a limited edition of only 250. This record is available as part of a lavish limited edition boxed-set publication which houses the record and a pull-out poster in a gatefold sleeve, and includes essays by People Like Us and co-curator Norman Shaw. This publication is on sale throughout the exhibition, together with specially commissioned t-shirts and badges by the participating artists.

Download the essay by Vicki Bennett (pdf)
Information here on purchasing a print (pdf)

Dates of Exhibition: 17 July to 04 September 2010
Opening Hours: Weekly Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm
CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAYS
Admission: Free
Venue: Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
Telephone: 0131 557 2479
Website: www.edinburgh-printmakers.co.uk

Press
Preview in The List
http://www.list.co.uk/article/26790-people-like-us-celebrate-record-cover-art-in-prints-of-darkness/