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Stuart Brisley

Stuart Brisley - performance artist, painter, writer and teacher - achieved notoriety in the 1960s and '70s for his disturbing physical performances, but his work has extended over four decades and has also embraced painting, print, sculpture, installation, films and fictions and large-scale participatory projects. He has exhibited and performed internationally, primarily in Britain and Europe.

Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006 was held at England & Co in 2006. An early assemblage wall relief was acquired from the exhibition by The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Museums & Galleries (with assistance from The Art Fund). In 2008, Brisley exhibited drawings and sculpture in the gallery exhibition Persistent Obsessions. The artist's second solo exhibition at England & Co, Stuart Brisley, was held in October 2009, when he concurrently exhibited films and performance photographs with the gallery at the Zoo art fair. A drawing from this exhibition was subsequently included in Modern Times: Responding to Chaos at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and the De la Warr Pavillion, Bex Hill, UK (2010).

The British Museum acquired five works by Brisley addressing political issues from England & Co in 2008; and in 2010, Tate added to their existing holding of his work with the purchase  from England & Co of an early painting and the film Arbeit Macht Frei. 

Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006 Exhibition catalogue/monograph published by England & Co: 56 pages, 56 works and performances illustrated in colour and b/w, 2 further b/w illustrations. Introduction by Jane England; Essay: 'Fragments - Stuart Brisley's films and videos' by Sandrine Meats; Extensive chronology, exhibitions, selected bibliography including selected sound tapes and videos. (ISBN  1 902046 36 6). Copies available - contact the gallery.

An archive selection of works exhibited with England & Co are reproduced on these pages.

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Drawings & works on paper



Pig Wars - Details


Pig Wars 2008

Graphite on paper
25.5 x 41 inches

  Included in Modern Times at Kettle's Yard and touring to the De La Warr Pavilion


Beware of Agents - Details


Beware of Agents 1993-96

Acrylic on paper
2.5 x 7 inches
SOLD

  Acquired from England & Co by The British Museum

Ref: STB24
Dirty Protest, Armagh - Details


Dirty Protest, Armagh 1993

Mixed media on paper
15 x 6.25 inches
SOLD

  Acquired from England & Co by The British Museum

Ref: STB20
Subject to the Crown: Sean Hick, Paul Hughes, Donna Maguire - Details


Subject to the Crown: Sean Hick, Paul Hughes, Donna Maguire 1994-96

Acrylic on paper
6 x 13 inches
SOLD

  Acquired from England & Co by The British Museum

Ref: STB25
Study for Semenal Sequences - Details


Study for Semenal Sequences 1995-96

Acrylic on paper
17 x 19.25 inches
SOLD

  Acquired from England & Co by The British Museum

Ref: STB27
At the Wall - Details


At the Wall 1974

Drawing
5 x 4 inches
SOLD

  Acquired from England & Co by The British Museum

Urbanscape: Drawing in the Vicinity of the Burning Man - Details


Urbanscape: Drawing in the Vicinity of the Burning Man 2008-09

Graphite on paper
25.5 x 37.75 inches

  Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009

Untitled - Details


Untitled 1998

Ink on paper
3.75 x 5 inches

  Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006

Ref: STB18
Seasonal Drawing (March) - Details


Seasonal Drawing (March) 2009

Mixed media on paper
45 x 31.5 inches
SOLD

  Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009

Seasonal Drawing (February) - Details


Seasonal Drawing (February) 2009

Mixed media on paper
31.5 x 47 inches

  Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009

Seasonal Drawing (Untitled) - Details


Seasonal Drawing (Untitled) 2009

Mixed media on paper
27.5 x 39.25 inches

  Exhibited Stuart Brisley, solo exhibition at England & Co 2009. Private collection

Untitled - Details


Untitled 1998

Ink on paper
4.25 x 5 inches

  Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006

Ref: STB19
Untitled - Details


Untitled 1998

Ink on paper
2.5 x 5.75 inches

  Exhibited Stuart Brisley: Works 1958-2006, England & Co 2006

Ref: STB21
Untitled - Details


Untitled (detail) c 1954

Mixed media on card
22 x 14.75 inches

Study after Grünewald - Details


Study after Grünewald c 1954

Pencil on paper
13 x 15 inches