Graham Ellard & Stephen Johnstone




Lethaby Gallery, CSM, Granary Square, London

‘Things to Come’ (2011) and ‘FOSSIL’ (2019) will be screened as part of the exhibition 'Vestibule'. Both films centre on things lost and things discovered - respectively; a special effects sequence shot by Lazlo Moholy Nagy, and collection of plaster casts revealed after fifty years hidden behind stud walls at the Royal Academy Schools. The films will be screened from 16mm prints and discussed as an open Q&A. not a conclusion but rather a process. Over the course of the exhibition, the gallery will function as a storeroom, an archive, a making space, a showroom, and a classroom. The boundaries that traditionally separate curatorial, education and research have been collapsed with multiple activities taking place simultaneously in the space."

Exhibtion 19 January 2023 - 1 February 2023. Screening: Wednesday 25 January, 5.30-7.00


Brewers Towner International

The Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, UK

Brewers Towner International, a biennial exhibition of contemporary visual arts, returns to Towner Eastbourne, featuring a range of artists, local, national and international, coming together to share work that addresses the theme of SANCTUARY. 'Pattern' shot on 16mm film, transferred to HD video, will be exhibited in the gallery as part the group show, including work by Nigel Caple, Sharon Haward, Kevin Hendley, Benjamin Phillips & Amy Fenton, Hicham Gardaf, Edward LiddleMaud Haya-Baviera, Ufuoma Essi, Melanie Jackson, Amanda Kyritsopoulou, Dene Leigh, Karen Russo, Lara Smithson, Harald Smykla, Christophe Lennox, Steph Goodger. Selected by Elizabeth Price, Sepake Angiama, and Noelle Collins (Exhibitions & Offsite Curator, Towner Eastbourne).

15 October 2022 - 22 January 2023.


Hand and Eye

Daiwa Foundation, London. 11 May 2022, 6.00-8.00.

As a parallel to Asako Shiroki’s exhibition in the gallery, Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone present their film ‘Pattern’, which features Shiroki at work. Focussing on bodies, hands, gestures, and glances ‘Pattern’ emphasises the subjects’ complete absorption in their tasks and draws the viewer into that same immersive, meditative ‘time out of time’. Ellard and Johnstone discuss their film through its overlaps and echoes with Shiroki’s exhibition; their shared interest in the hand, material processes, craft, making, and the particular form of experience generated in close and intent attention to detail – as well as how these projects have been imprinted by the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic. The event is organised in collaboration with LONDON CRAFT WEEK and forms part of the current exhibition at Daiwa Japan House Gallery, The wind blows in by Asako Shiroki.





16mm film installation

Royal Academy of Arts, London
Weston Studio Gallery

26 September - 6 November 2019

FOSSIL focuses on the Royal Academy’s collection of historic architectural casts, copies of antique columns, capitals and friezes. They were once used as teaching aides at the RA Schools. But, since the Architecture School closed in the 1950s, these casts were hidden behind temporary walls. This film records the precarious revealing of the casts and their ungainly demounting. Their removal was undertaken by hand, using webbing, ropes, pulleys and physical strength in much the same way that they were installed in the mid-nineteenth century. Periods of intense colour punctuate the immersive, large-scale film projection. The installation includes a number of other elements including several casts from the RA Collection, selected by the artists.

For more information:

An Aerial Sensibility: Notes on Franco Albini, Caterina Marcenaro and a Museum of Floating Objects

An essay for Afterall online

Artists Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone consider the radical museum and exhibition display design of Franco Albini

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Anthony McCall: Notebooks and Conversations

Book; hardback, 192 pages, 160 colour illustrations. March 2015.

Published by Lund Humphries, in association with Kunstmuseum St Gallen, Switzerland.

Formed from a series of discussions that took place over the last decade between McCall and the artists Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone the book charts the development of Anthony McCall's studio practice. With an introductory essay 'Thinking in Notebook Form' the book includes numerous facsimile reproductions of pages from McCall's extensive archive of notebooks.

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