CHRIS GOLLON – Beyond the Horizon

Huddersfield Art Gallery & Museum 12 Oct 2019 - 18 Jan 2020 Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, W. Yorks HD1 2SU

(12 Oct – 18Jan 2020) Co-curated by IAP Fine Art, this major solo museum exhibition is a retrospective of Chris Gollon’s paintings inspired by music or music lyrics; from those of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Talk Talk, Yi Yao, Thurston Moore to those of Eleanor McEvoy, with whom Chris Gollon collaborated in the last 2 years of his life. It includes a selection of Chris Gollon’s paintings inspired by and/or related to music, which shed light on his lifelong interest in ‘boundary crossing’, how one art form can influence another and take it into new areas of thought and feeling. The exhibition includes ‘Einstein & The Jealous Monk (after Bob Dylan)’, which was acquired in 2005 by Huddersfield Art Gallery for its permanent collection, where it hangs alongside works by Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Frank Auerbach and Walter Sickert. Pictured: ‘Gimme Some Wine – Final Version’ (after the song Eleanor McEvoy wrote for Chris Gollon), 36″ x 48″ (91 x 122cm) acrylic on canvas 2017.

In 2019, IAP Fine Art and the Sleaford Mods embarked on a collaborative film project, entitled FIREWALL . This unique film installation, a work of art, music and film—combining Chris Gollon’s imagery with the Sleaford Mods’ track ‘Firewall’ (Eton Alive album, 2019)—will is shown a first time throughout the duration of the exhibition. It is also now online, here: FIREWALL.

FIREWALL was also shown at the Louder Than Words Festival in Manchester, supported by Arts Council England, accompanied by a discussion and a Q&A session with the film makers.  

An official Spotify playlist to accompany this exhibition has been created by IAP Fine Art, featuring the songs related to the paintings. To listen, follow the link to CHRIS GOLLON: Beyond the Horizon. To purchase the exhibition catalogue, with all paintings reproduced and texts by Nick Soulsby, Thurston Moore, Tamsin Pickeral and Laura Gascoigne, click: museum catalogue

For further information: contact us The exhibition is kindly sponsored by Williams & Hill. Daniel Dylan Wray ‘s extensive article on the exhibition in the Yorkshire Post’s magazine is here: Chris Gollon