Dick Jewell is a London born and based multidisciplinary artist. Jewell graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Printmaking in 1978. His practice encompasses photomontage, photography and film-making, exploring dance and club culture and humorously highlighting absurdities of the pop culture psyche.

His diverse and fascinating career includes running his own record label in the 80s, releasing albums for Gregory Isaacs and Prince Far I and collaborating with artists including Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack. He has directed over 50 films, many of which have been shown internationally at the Venice Biennale, Tate Liverpool, MOMA Sydney, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the ICA. His work is represented in public collections, including the Stedelijk Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Arts Council of Great Britain, Hayward Gallery, and Leeds Art Gallery to name a few.

Books

2015
Four Thousand Threads

self published.

2001
Hysteric Glamour

published by Hysteric Glamour / Nobuhiko Kitamura.

1979
Found Photos

self published.

Exhibitions (Include)

2019
Now and Then

Exhibition at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.

2019
Pause, Poise, Pose

Exhibition at The Departure Lounge, Luton.

2018
Leigh Bowery, The Serpentine Performance

Exhibition at 11m2, Berlin.

2018
Print in the Post Print

Exhibition in Hangzhou.

2017
Queer Noise

Exhibition at Peoples History Museum, Manchester.

2017
As You Change So Do I Culture Wall

Exhibition in Luton.

2016
Unstable Monuments

Exhibition in Truro.

2016
So Many Steps, So Little Time

Exhibition at De Bond, Bruges.

2015
Stopping the Sun in its Course

Exhibition at François Ghebaly, Los Angeles.

2015
The 1st CAA Printmaking Biennial

Exhibition in Hangzhou.

2014
The Last Breath

Exhibition at Clearlake Hotel, London.

2014
Keywords: Art, culture and society in 1980s Britain

Exhibition at Tate, Liverpool.

2013
A Journey Through London’s Subculture: 1980s to Now

Exhibition at ICA Off-Site, London.

2013
Otherness. I Is Somebody Else

Exhibition at Louis Vuitton Espace Culturel, Paris.

2012
Masquerade

Exhibition at Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul.

2012
Black Queens, White Lies, Red Herrings, Queen Charlotte

Exhibition in Ramsgate.

2011
Your Garden is Looking a Mess Could You Please Tidy it up

Exhibition at Payne Shurvell, London.

2011
The Male Gaze

Exhibition in New York.

2010
…and then again…

Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal.

2010
Jewell

Exhibition at Rachmaninoff's, London.

2009
Making A Scene

Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

2009
Beyond The Ballroom

Exhibition at Barbican, London.

2009
Manderley

Exhibition at John Jones Project Space, London.

2008
No Letters, Nettie Horn

Exhibition in London.

2008
Dick Jewell

Exhibition at Rachmaninoff's, London.

2007
Reverie and Revolt

Exhibition at Art Centre, Miami.

2006
Photo-London

Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts, London.

2005
Always A Little Further

Exhibition at Arsenale, Venice.

2003
Dick Jewell, Hysteric Glamour

Exhibition at Shibuya Flag Shop, Tokyo.

2003
Take a Bowery

Exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.

1990
Retrospective

Exhibition at Fusion Gallery, London.

1986
Young Gifted & British

Exhibition at Kino Eiszeit, Berlin.

1985
Identities

Exhibition at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris.

1983
Summer Show

Exhibition at Serpentine Gallery, London.

1985
Artware

Exhibition at Intermedia Congress, Hamburg.

1982
Instant Fotographie

Exhibition at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

1980
Dick Jewell

Exhibition at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

1979
Young British Photographers

Exhibition in New York.

1979
Lives

Exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London.

Films (Include)

2003
Kinky Gerlinky

101 minute film edited from over 200 hours and shot on 21 nights to convey the experience of one full on night out at the club.

1987
The Jazz Room

42 minute film shot on Super8 about the development of jazz dance at The Electric Ballroom, Camden. At the start of each night 'the film so far’ was projected above the dance floor, before continuing to shoot more material to incorporate into the film. This created an interaction between the dancers and the film that informed the development of the dance style.

1986
Notting Hill Carnival

29 minute film shot on Super8 documenting Notting Hill Carnival between 1983-86.

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