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Locus+

Locus + is a contemporary visual arts organisation that, for over a decade, has produced successful, innovative, and engaging artist projects and publications. Locus + present around six projects a year, either temporary or permanent in nature, incorporating artists’ multiples and publications, web-based projects, film, exhibitions or installations in either gallery or non-gallery contexts and large scale public art works.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £175,918
  • 2013-2014: £179,788
  • 2014-2015: £184,463

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JonathanMonk

A Small Glass Christmas Tree Ornament Placed Inside a Padded Envelope & Stamped on by Jonathan Monk

Christian Barnes, A Bathymetric Atlas of The English Lake District

A short film illustrating the making of A Bathymetric Atlas of The English Lake District, a unique hand-made book measuring 120 x 120 cm, revealing the hidden contours of the principal lakes in the English Lake District at a scale of 1:41250

Chris Burden, Ghost Ship, 2005

Chris Burden, Ghost Ship, 2005 On 20th June 2005, Ghost Ship, a crewless self-navigating sailing ship set sail from Fair Isle in remote north-eastern Scotland on an eight-day voyage to Newcastle upon Tyne. Audiences were able to track the boats progress via a live, daily updated website.

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Wendy Kirkup, Echo, 2000 On October 5th 2000, the International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne and Glasgow's Huntarian Museum in Scotland were simultaneously linked via satellite technology to broadcast Wendy Kirkup's video work Echo. Using Siemens Panoramic Ultrasound technology to map internal tissues and organs, this large scale multimedia artwork traced an abstract journey through the artist's body, which invokes the technical traditions of the 'body atlas'.

Search, 1993

Pat Naldi & Wendy Kirkup, Search, 1993 On Monday May 17th, 1993 at 1pm in Newcastle upon Tyne city centre a synchronised walk took place in two separate locations by Pat Naldi and Wendy Kirkup. This event was recorded on the 16 camera surveillance system recently installed throughout the commercial centre of the city by Northumbria Police (Newcastle upon Tyne was the first city centre in the UK to install a Closed Circuit Television network). The system's radical vision was capable of recording 16 separate views of the city in any one second. The subsequent footage was edited into 20 ten-second sequences which were transmitted during commercial breaks on Tyne Tees Television between June 21 and July 4 as part of the 2nd Tyne International 1993. Originally available as a limited edition VHS tape, this work has been digitised by LUX

Douglas Gordon, The End of Civilisation, 2012

Douglas Gordon, The End of Civilisation, 2012 The End of Civilisation is the third and final project of the True Spirit co-commissions by Great North Run Culture and Locus+. Funded by Arts Council England, the work explores the True Spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Cultural Olympiad.

Jonathan Schipper Slow Motion Car Crash W3C2

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012 Week #3 Camera #1 The third week out of four. A car crash that lasts the duration of a month. The car is slowly colliding with the wall at 7mm per hour.

Jonathan Schipper Slow Motion Car Crash W3C1

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012 Week #3 Camera #1 The third week out of four. A car crash that lasts the duration of a month. The car is slowly colliding with the wall at 7mm per hour.

Jonathan Schipper Slow Motion Car Crash W2C2

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012 Week #2 Camera #2 The second week out of four. A car crash that lasts the duration of a month. The car is slowly colliding with the wall at 7mm per hour.

Jonathan Schipper Slow Motion Car Crash_W2

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012 Week #2 Camera #1 The second week out of four. A car crash that lasts the duration of a month. The car is slowly colliding with the wall at 7mm per hour.

Jonathan Schipper Slow Motion Car Crash_w1c2

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012 Week #1 Camera #2 A car crash that lasts the duration of a month. The car is slowly colliding with the wall at 7mm per hour.

Jonathan Schipper Slow Motion Car Crash #1

Jonathan Schipper, Slow Motion Car Crash, 2012 Week #1 A car crash that lasts the duration of a month. The car is slowly colliding with the wall at 7mm per hour.

Richard Grayson, Three Real Things, 1982

Richard Grayson, Three Real Things, 1982 A short set of images and actions, accompanied by a voice-over, that constitutes a meditation on the relationship between language and images through illustration, metanym, synecdoche, allusion and pun. The work was staged in the studio and edited in camera rather than on an edit-deck. As the camera could be put on pause only for a short time before the image rolled or decayed it involved a complex choreography of camera props and performers. Curated into the 1983/4 Infermental 3 video touring exhibition in the category 'Eccentrics'

Richard Grayson, 3,000 Famous men, 1980

Richard Grayson, Three Thousand Famous Men, 1980 Three Thousand Famous Men focuses on an improvised monologue about the idea of the hero. It was initially used as an element in a performance staged at the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol and then the Het Appollohuis, Eindhoven Holland where the video segued into a section where the artist with either Jon Bewley or Ken Gill, dressed in formal suits, launched into an energetic bout of wrestling. It later became a stand-alone video piece.

Simon Patterson, Escape Routine, 2002

Simon Patterson, Escape Routine, 2002 Extract from Escape Routine, a film by Simon Patterson commissioned and produced by Locus+

Cerith Wyn Evans, Permit yourself...

Cerith Wyn Evans, Permit yourself... 2011 Opening night featuring musical collaboration with Rhodri Davies and Nwavi

Cerith Wyn Evans, Permit yourself, 2011

Cerith Wyn Evans, Permit yourself... 2011 Opening night featuring musical collaboration with Rhodri Davies and Nwavi

Elizabeth Wright, Space Travel, 2005

Elizabeth Wright, Space Travel, 2005 A sequence of 115 individual images of the interior of car parks reproduced on large light-reflective panels inside the outward bound line of the Gateshead Metro tunnel, viewable through the Metro carriage window.

Sonia Boyce, For You Only You 2008

Sonia Boyce, For You Only You, 2008 Extracts of the multi screened projection at the Castle Keep, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2008. For You Only You comprises the fusion of a musical masterpiece of the 16th century - Tu solus qui facis mirabilia (You alone can do wonders) by Josquin Desprez - and contemporary sound art by Mikhail Karikis

Simon Patterson, Landskip 2000

Simon Patterson, Landskip. 2000 Commissioned and produced by Locus+ A series of different coloured smoke-emitting devices were detonated at intervals throughout the grounds of Compton Verney in Warwickshire as part of the galleries pre-opening summer season in 2000.

Richard Grayson The Magpie Index 2010

Richard Grayson, The Magpie Index. 2010 Extracts of a portrait of singer-songwriter Roy Harper. Commissioned and produced by Locus+

Bruce McLean Talk 2009

Bruce McLean talks about his performance Good Violence and Physical Manners, 1986 at the Laing Art Gallery. A Projects Uk Commission as part of New Work Newcastle '86

Fiona Banner, Tornado Interview

Fiona Banner, Tornado. 2010 A commission by Locus+ and the Great North Run Culture. Interview with the artist.

Fiona Banner, Tornado

Fiona Banner, Tornado, 2009 A commission by Locus+ and The Great North Run Culture

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